TRUMP, word for word: "I think a clean DACA bill, to me, is a DACA bill, but we take care of the 800,000 people … but I think, to me, a clean bill is a bill of DACA, we take care of them, and we also take care of security."
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) January 9, 2018
Note the timestamp — he wasn’t sundowning, this was early afternoon.
This is amazing.
Feinstein: "What about a clean DACA bill now, with a commitment that we go into a comprehensive immigration reform procedure?"
Trump: “I would like it…. I think a lot of people would like to see that.”
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) January 9, 2018
POTUS seems to be short-handing "DACA" to mean "DACA plus increased border security plus an end to chain migration"…. And Feinstein seems to be just referring to DACA…. https://t.co/z8DoKduqmG
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 9, 2018
Is there a DC-area hotline for elder abuse? Because the Repubs would seem to be determined to ignore the old man’s openly stated wishes…
As I made very clear today, our country needs the security of the Wall on the Southern Border, which must be part of any DACA approval.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018
Besides that Trump tweet, a senior WH official just threw cold water on today's theatrics, making it clear that a "wall" must be a part of "phase 1" of DACA fix negotiations.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 10, 2018
Just that thing where the White House manages to omit inconvenient statements from the president from the official record pic.twitter.com/Xaad9itsNI
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) January 10, 2018
Seriously, though: Our “president” can’t make a coherent statement about one of the top priorities he’s just been prepped to discuss on camera, and the GOP is totally fine with that.