Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was heard saying Thursday morning that President Donald Trump “likes us” and that “it’s going to work out,” perhaps referring to a potential deal shielding young undocumented people from deportation.
The comment was picked up by a CSPAN microphone and broadcast live.
I woke up to articles heralding a deal between Trump and Dems regarding DACA. I just rolled my eyes. Trump’s one predictability is his unpredictability. He either lies or changes his mind constantly so his word is worthless. So not surprised by this new headline:
President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that there was no deal with Democrats yet to extend protections for so-called “Dreamers,” but the president pleaded with congressional leaders to reach one, while he vowed to push ahead with his border wall “later.”
His tweets and remarks came just hours after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, following a dinner meeting with Trump, said they’d reached a deal with the president “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.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday repeated her criticism of former FBI director James Comey. She also said the Department of Justice should consider prosecuting him.
“I think everyone knows where the president stands on that issue,” Sanders said during a press briefing. “The president is proud of the decision he made. The president was 100 percent right in firing James Comey. He knew at the time that it could be bad for him politically, but he also knew and felt he had an obligation to do what was right.”
“I think there is no secret Comey by his own self-admission leaked privileged government information, weeks before President Trump fired him Comey testified that an FBI agent engaged in the same practice, they would face serious repercussions,” she continued. “His actions were improper and likely could have been illegal.
“Comey leaked memos to the New York Times. He politicized an investigation by signaling he would exonerate Hillary Clinton before interviewing her or other key witnesses. [Trump] is very happy with the decision he made and I think he has been fully vindicated.”
She was asked if the White House wanted to see Comey prosecuted for his alleged illegal behavior.
“That’s not the president’s role,” Sanders replied. “That’s the job of the Department of Justice — and something they should certainly look at.”
The only good part about Trump is he’s so unpredictable that he’ll turn against his own party at a moment’s notice for who knows why. But watching Paul Ryan scramble is always fun to watch:
Just before President Donald Trump sided with the Democrats this week and raise the debt ceiling for three months, instead of the six months Republicans were asking for, Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) called the Democrats’ plan “ridiculous.”
Now he’s on board.
Appearing on Fox New Thursday night, Ryan defended the President saying his decision was “perfectly reasonable and rational.”
“What he’s trying to do is clear the decks so we can get focused on our big things like tax reform. I’ve spoken to the President a lot about this,” he said. “I talked to him this morning, he wants to clear the decks so we can basically get our job done and focus on our big issues like tax reform, border security and the rest.”
He said the second part of the President’s plan was to make sure relief funds for the hurricane recovery efforts didn’t become a political issue.
“He wanted to make this a bipartisan moment where we weren’t fighting each other in Washington about hurricane aid,” he said. “He just wanted to get it done, get it out of the way so that aid is flowing to the states that need it right now so we can go and then focus on things like tax reform.”
He defended Trump again.
“So its perfectly reasonable and rational why he’s doing what he’s doing,” he said.
We’ve been ready to impeach since January 20th but the Republicans won’t ever go for that unless he does something really insane like side with the Democrats.
President Trump, a man of few allegiances who seized control of the Republican Party in a hostile takeover, suddenly aligned himself with Democrats on Wednesday on a series of key fiscal issues — and even gave a lift to North Dakota’s embattled Democratic U.S. senator.
Trump confounded his party’s leaders when he cut a deal with Democratic congressional leaders — “Chuck and Nancy,” as the president informally referred to them — on a short-term plan to fund the government and raise its borrowing limit this month.
The president’s surprise stance upended sensitive negotiations over the debt ceiling and other crucial policy issues this fall and further imperiled his already tenuous relationships with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.).
He’s completely unpredictable and will change his mind on the slightest of whims. Enjoy this one for the 12 hours that it lasts before the next calamity.
President Donald Trump has decided to end the Obama-era program that grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children, according to two sources familiar with his thinking. Senior White House aides huddled Sunday afternoon to discuss the rollout of a decision likely to ignite a political firestorm — and fulfill one of the president’s core campaign promises.
The administration’s deliberations on the issue have been fluid and fast moving, and the president has faced strong warnings from members of his own party not to scrap the program.
Trump has wrestled for months with whether to do away with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. But conversations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who argued that Congress — rather than the executive branch — is responsible for writing immigration law, helped persuade the president to terminate the program and kick the issue to Congress, the two sources said.
But Trump sometimes defies — and even resents — the new structure. He has been especially sensitive to the way Kelly’s rigid structure is portrayed in the media and strives to disabuse people of the notion that he is being managed. The president continues to call business friends and outside advisers, including former chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, from his personal phone when Kelly is not around, said people with knowledge of the calls.
“Donald Trump resists being handled,” said Roger Stone, a former Trump adviser and longtime confidant. “Nobody tells him who to see, who to listen to, what to read, what he can say.” Stone added, “General Kelly is trying to treat the president like a mushroom. Keeping him in the dark and feeding him s— is not going to work. Donald Trump is a free spirit.”
Kelly has told colleagues that he has no intention of controlling what Trump says or tweets. Although he has tried to manage the information the president receives, Kelly recognizes that there are limits to what he can do, according to White House officials.