On Wednesday, after a White House dinner with Trump, top congressional Democrats revealed they reached a deal.
In a statement, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said, “We had a productive meeting at the White House with the President. The discussion focused on DACA.”
They added, “We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides.”
When the news broke, this prompted a lot of criticism from Trump supporters and other Republican members such as Steve King (R-IA).
Representative King tweeted:
— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) September 14, 2017
White House press security Sarah Huckabee Sanders was quick to deny that Trump excluded the wall.
While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 14, 2017
Right-wing news site Breitbart tore apart Trump saying that he “caved” and “surrendered” on the border wall. Sean Hannity also criticized the move on Twitter warning Trump to “stay the course and keep his promises, or it’s over”:
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) September 14, 2017
Last week, Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, with a six-month delay that protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented migrants from deportation.
Schumer and Pelosi did not get specific in regards to the border security provision.
Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and House speaker Paul Ryan did not attend the dinner.
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