Trump Offers Transparency Like No Other President - Completely Discredits Storyteller Michael Wolff With DACA Meeting
Amid accusations from the left and especially from storyteller Michael Wolff, President Trump led a bipartisan immigration meeting with lawmakers which the press was allowed full access to. One can only wonder what the Democrats will attack Trump for next. It won't be transparency. In case you missed the meeting we have the full 40 minute video below.
Liberals have been accusing President Trump of "not being fit to serve". That issue is now dead.
Fox News reported: The Trump White House said Tuesday that a lengthy bipartisan immigration meeting with lawmakers -- which played out in front of the cameras for nearly an hour -- has yielded a framework for future negotiation, covering everything from border security to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
“President Donald J. Trump just concluded a successful bipartisan and bicameral meeting on immigration reform,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
Sanders said participants reached “an agreement to negotiate legislation” that would tackle four key areas: border security, the diversity visa lottery, DACA and so-called “chain migration,” through which an immigrant's family members can enter the U.S. because their relative got in.
Trump was clearly in a deal-making mood as he presided over the meeting, featuring Republican and Democratic lawmakers, that was replayed on television and showed him trying to reach common ground with both sides.
“There should be no reason for us not to get this done,” an enthusiastic Trump said.
Lawmakers and the White House still have much to discuss as they determine the specifics and scope of any agreement. Trump suggested during the meeting they might attack it in two phases.
The first step would be a deal to legislate the expiring DACA policy -- an Obama-era executive order that shielded some illegal immigrants who arrived in the country as children from deportation. A legislative fix for DACA would be coupled with an agreement on “border security,” which would appear to include Trump’s central campaign promise of a wall along the southern border.
The second step would be a much broader “comprehensive immigration reform” of the kind that lawmakers in both parties have unsuccessfully tried to work out for over a decade.
Moderate Republican lawmakers expressed delight at Trump’s apparent openness to negotiate, hoping that it could be the start of a deal that had eluded lawmakers for years.
“This was the most fascinating meeting I’ve been involved with in twenty plus years in politics,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a statement after the meeting. “I very much appreciate President Trump’s attitude, demeanor, and desire to get something done that will make our nation more secure – while being fair to the Dreamers.”
He added, “President Trump has the right attitude. Now it is up to all of us in Congress to come up with a proposal that gets the job done.”
Democrats expressed cautious optimism about what they had seen during the meeting. Read more.
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