In an attempt to prove Republican President Donald Trump is not confused, the White House hosted a televised bi-partisan meeting to determine the future of immigration policy.
Presidential confusion ensued.
Vox: “Legislators convened in the White House to see if they could make any headway on a legislative fix for the now-sunsetting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — what many Democrats say is a prerequisite for averting a government shutdown on January 19. The meeting, by all accounts, was a doozy.”
“In the extended bipartisan meeting, which was televised and mostly open to the press, Trump appeared to agree to almost everything presented to him — even if it came from Democrats.”
“Perhaps the most critical moment of the meeting was when [Sen. Dianne] Feinstein (D-CA) asked Trump if he would sign on to a “clean DACA” bill now with the assurance of more comprehensive immigration reform to come. Trump, agreeable, seemingly acquiesced to the Democratic agenda.”
“‘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,’ Trump said.”
“At one point in the meeting, Trump seemed so amenable to Democratic demands that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had to jump in and remind Trump of the Republican position on DACA: that any agreement needs to come with substantial border security.”