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Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:53

Trump denies deal was made with Democrats on DACA

Written by  Yaron Steinbuch

President Trump denied Thursday that he had struck a deal with Democratic congressional leaders to address the fate of children of undocumented immigrants – insisting that any agreement would have to be tied to border security.

“No deal was made last night on DACA,” Trump said in an early morning tweet, referring to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program established by former President Obama.

“Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote,” he tweeted. “The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.”

But on Wednesday night, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) – whom Trump invited for dinner at the White House — announced they had agreed on a law that would protect so-called “Dreamers.”

They said the law also would include border security, “excluding the wall.”

“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,” they said in a joint statement after their Chinese food dinner with Trump.

On Thursday morning, Trump also heaped praise on the Dreamers.

“Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!” he tweeted.

“They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own – brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security,” he added.

Under the agreement, Congress would pass the bipartisan Dream Act along with measures to enhance border security, but not funding for Trump’s border wall with Mexico, according to sources.

In a statement, the White House said Trump had “a constructive working dinner” with Schumer, Pelosi and administration officials “to discuss policy and legislative priorities,” including DACA.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted late Wednesday: “While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.”

Schumer spokesman Matt House tweeted that Trump was clear he still wants a wall — he just said he won’t require wall funding to be tied to Dreamers.

Wednesday night’s announcement drew immediate criticism from conservatives against the plan.

“If (the report) is correct, Trump base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond repair. No promise is credible,” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) tweeted after the news broke.

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IT IS ALWAYS THE LIE OF THE LEFTIST LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, THEY ONLY CONFUSE AND DIVIDE US CITIZENS..

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(Updated: September 14, 2017)

If true; and upchucky the little bielzabubba cannot be trusted an inch, Trump has hurt himself a lot.

Doing a deal with the Dems is really poor strategy. They want to use all of this and "shutting down government in Dec" to get control of congress then move to impeachment. The shuting down, default, etc..etc.. is pure fiction. Reagan shut the goverment down many times. Also read Trump wants to work to eliminate the debt limit.... that would devastate our economy and cause 20 Trillion to be a shadow in the rearview as we head for ($50 T).

We need to get Ryan, McConnell, McCain, Graham and all RINOs out, but not replace them with socialists. This smells like the Fart of the Dumb Deal.

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We want to throw out the ones that voted. They are not law abiding citizens.

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To misquote Sam Clemens: Lies, damn lies and politicians. The Democrats will lie, obfuscate and then lie again to embarrass this president and thwart his agenda. Expect even more 'resistance' from them as they abandon Americans and any pretense of American values in their move Left. As they lose votes among Catholics, Jews and the rest of the population of 'normals' the only hope is to enfranchise illegals and to increase the numbers of illegal aliens/unregistered Democrats. Lacking a cogent philosophy, effective policies or a track record of success, they must continue to enlarge the welfare state and flood the voting rolls to retain relevancy. If they are successful, they will regain power and end the American experiment once and for all.

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Are these politicians unable to discern and credibly able to tell the truth?

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Jon Bradfield Written by Jon Bradfield
September 14, 2017
To paraphrase the Holy Bible said about Satan, the Democrats/Political Left are the "Father of all political lies". This shouldn't come as a surprise, they've been lying and obfuscating the truth for the American voters since 1964 (the genesis of the LBJ Administration). All LBJ was short was his white KKK sheet and pointed hood.

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