(National Sentinel) Presidential Approval: Unable to separate President Donald J. Trump from his deep and wide base of supporters via trumped up (sorry) “Russian collusion” and “racist/bigot” narratives, the Left-wing hacks of the legacy media suddenly believe they have a new weapon: Democrats.
Following dinner with Trump last night, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York seemed to claim in a joint statement that they had secured a deal with the president to enshrine former President Obama’s unconstitutional “DACA/Dreamers” program into actual law, in exchange for some enhanced border security but without funding for Trump’s oft-called-for border wall. The implication was that Trump had abandoned his demand for a wall, and in doing so, dropped a major campaign pledge that would destroy his base of support.
Only, that’s not what happened.
The president and the White House pushed back against that, saying that while funding for the wall wouldn’t be a part of any “Dreamer” legislation, he never said he had abandoned his quest for a border wall. In fact, stepping off his presidential plane on a visit to Hurricane-ravaged Florida earlier today, Trump was emphatic that a wall will come at some point and it will get funded.
“Ultimately, we have to have the wall. If we don’t have the wall, we’re doing nothing” substantial and lasting about true border security, he said, as reported by the UK’s Daily Mail.
Asked by a reporter if his pledge to work with Schumer and Pelosi — and all the Republican leaders who also want DACA enshrined in law — was an “amnesty,” Trump replied: “We’re not looking at citizenship. We’re not looking at amnesty. We’re looking at allowing people to stay here. We’re working with everybody, Republican, we’re working with Democrat.”
Because amnesty would equal citizenship eventually.
Earlier we wrote as pertains to this issue:
Trump has signaled repeatedly he would be supportive of a legislative fix to DACA, but he’ll want something for that. By ending a program important to leaders of both parties, then giving Congress a six-month window to fix it with legislation, he’s put lawmakers in the position of having to give in to him in order to get what they (and their donors) want. Frankly, that’s pretty smart.
Trump’s base isn’t going to leave him either way, but Republicans will continue to suffer at the polls if they keep blocking the agenda that got Trump elected, and that includes a “big, beautiful wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The media has been unable to castigate Trump successfully enough that his base will abandon him. Don’t help them out by believing their BS about this DADA/Dreamer business with Democrats.
Besides, there is almost no one in an elected office in D.C. who wants to be associated with photos of armed federal agents forcefully rounding up kids and young people and putting them on airplanes to send them God knows where in a country they don’t know.
Trump knows that. But he’s not willing to give away the store, especially to the opposition party, without getting something in return.
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