Trump calls his immigration reform meeting with lawmakers a “performance” and “work”

President Donald Trump makes opening remarks as he holds a Cabinet meeting at the White House. Pool/Getty Images

President Donald Trump on weekday aforementioned the meeting he control Tues with a nonpartizan cluster of lawmakers to debate immigration reform was a “performance.”

“It was an incredible meeting,” Trump aforementioned throughout a cupboard meeting at the White House. “Actually, it absolutely was according as unbelievably sensible and my performance — a number of them referred to as it a performance, I contemplate it work — however it got nice reviews by everyone aside from 2 networks, WHO were fantastic for regarding 2 hours. Then, after that, they were referred to as by their bosses for expression, ‘Oh, wait a second.’ And, sadly, plenty of these anchors sent USA letters expression that was one in every of the bestconferences they’ve ever witnessed. and that they were nice.”

The goal of Tuesday’s meeting was to figure out a deal to handle the roughly 800,000 unsupported immigrants lined by the postponed Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The meeting was reportedly left receptive the media as a result of the White home is making an attempt to dispel the growing variety of individuals questioning Trump’s mental fitness to be president, consistent with the Washington Post. Chatter on his psychological state cropped up when the discharge of Michael Wolff’s hearth and Fury: within the Trump White House.

Trump himself tried to dispel that notion with a weekend tweet declaring himself a “very stable genius.” however Tuesday’s immigration meeting solely prompted more questions about Trump’s fitness.

During the meeting, Trump’s position on what reasonably fix he wished to safeguard DACA recipients modified multiple times, usually presumptuous the position of whichever leader had simply spoken — despite whether or not they were members of his own party.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), as an example, same she wished a “clean” DACA bill — one that addressed solely DACA and no alternative immigration problems. when she spoke, Trump right away same he’d sign a clean DACA bill.

“Yeah, i'd like — i'd prefer to try this,” Trump told Feinstein in response.

House legislator Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) then stepped in to inform Trump that Republican lawmakers need border security enclosed in any DACA legislation.

“Mr. President, you wish to be clear although,” McCarthy chimed in. ”I suppose what fractional monetary unit. Feinstein is asking here: once we observe simply DACA, we have a tendency to don’t need to be back here 2 years later. we've got to possess security, because the secretary would tell you.”

The moment wherever Trump united to Feinstein’s “clean” DACA proposal was overlooked of the meeting’s official transcript, however was additional when variety of reporters pointed it out .

After contradicting himself numerous times during the meeting, Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday night to clarify his position.

“As I made very clear today, our country needs the security of the wall on the southern border, which must be part of any DACA approval,” he tweeted.

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