Trumpenkloppen had dinner last night with Chuck and Nancy. CNN reports they enjoyed Chinese food and chocolate pie for dessert.
Earlier in the week, Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi pulled off something of a soft coup by striking up a fair-weather friendship with Trump and making a fiscal deal to increase the debt limit and provide aid for recent hurricane damage. Godfather-style, President T closed the Oval Office door on the faces of GOP leaders.
What was achieved during Wednesday’s chow mein? A generalized agreement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA was the immigration policy put into operation by the Obama administration. The program allowed persons brought illegally to the U.S. as children to remain in the country and get work permits. The Donald rescinded DACA in chickenshit fashion by having southern belle Jeff Sessions announce it on camera via prepared remarks.
Since there was more outrage than applause for Trump’s policy swipe, his tone lately has been more Edith Bunker Queens native than white-knuckle Archie. In tweeting about DACA recipients currently in stressful limbo, Panderer-in-Chief called them “good, educated and accomplished young people” who “have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own.”
With regard to the Chuck, Nancy and Sid Vicious dinner, there are varying accounts of the agreement’s substance, Trump being the most uncertain.
In the corner of measured, common sense, the Democratic leaders said they and Trump “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.”
Aaaaaand right on cue…Trump tweeted, “no deal was made.”
Schumer and Pelosi sent out a clarification.
“What remains to be negotiated are the details of border security, with a mutual goal of finalizing all details as soon as possible,” the statement said. “While both sides agreed that the wall would not be any part of this agreement, the President made clear he intends to pursue it at a later time, and we made clear we would continue to oppose it.”
A series of Trump whiplash moves thereafter have been documented by the media.
When departing the White House Thursday (en route to hurricane-stricken Florida), he said “the wall will come later.”
“We’re right now renovating large sections of wall,” he went on. “Making it brand new. We’re doing a lot of renovations we’re building four different samples of the wall to see which one we’re going to choose. The wall is going to be built—it will be funded a little bit later.”
Then the U-turn.
“The wall to me is vital,” Trump stated from Florida. “Whether it’s in the budget or another vehicle—they need to make sure the wall is funded or we’re not doing any deals.”
He did bring out the compassion card.
“We are not looking at citizenship. We are not looking at amnesty. We are looking at allowing people to stay here. We are working with everybody.”
“If we don’t have the wall, we are doing nothing.”
Just prior to this presidential rambling, White House Spokesperson Lindsay Walters had spoken to reporters on Air Force One.
“The Trump administration will not be discussing amnesty,” Walters said. “What the Trump administration will discuss is a responsible path forward in immigration reform, that could include legal citizenship over a period of time.”
Despite the carefully designed statement, conservative wigs began to flip.
“Unbelievable! Amnesty is a pardon for immigration law breakers coupled with the reward of the objective of their crime,” tweeted overt bigot Rep. Steve King (R Iowa), even though Walters said amnesty would not be considered.
Sycophant Laura Ingraham also took to Twitter, writing, “Dems’ ‘Border security’ pledge is MEANINGLESS,” while Sean Hannity bitched that “Pelosi and Schumer can never be trusted.”
Breitbart News reported on the so-called deal with the headline “AMNESTY DON.” Steven Bannon, recently ousted as WH strategist, now runs the deceitful media site.
Despite Trump’s new naysayers calling the dinner conversation a “deal” with “amnesty,” so far it is only a verbal agreement among Pelosi, Schumer and Trump, to “try” and move forward.