Trump: Democrats want drugs to “pour” in. Jeff Flake: No, they don’t.
After a chaotic day of negotiations between Congress and the White House over immigration and averting a government shutdown next week, President Donald Trump took to Twitter, potentially blowing up negotiations even further.
He blamed Democrats for their “intent on having people and drugs pour into our country.”
The Democrats seem intent on having people and drugs pour into our country from the Southern Border, risking thousands of lives in the process. It is my duty to protect the lives and safety of all Americans. We must build a Great Wall, think Merit and end Lottery & Chain. USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
But despite the president’s efforts to escalate partisan rancor over immigration negotiations, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who has taken a central role in finding a bipartisan solution to the sunsetting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, had a history lesson for Trump.
I’ve served with “The Democrats” for 17 years, and not one has ever been intent on “having people and drugs pour into our country”. https://t.co/8yyRogju3Y
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) January 12, 2018
Trump rejected a bipartisan proposal — an effort led by Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) — Thursday that would have given DREAMers a chance at legal status and a path to citizenship, while restricting them from sponsoring their parents, eliminating the diversity visa lottery, and funding some border projects.
Trump’s issue with the proposal: “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He reportedly asked lawmakers yesterday, referencing immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations, according to the Washington Post.
“My ancestors came from countries not nearly as prosperous as the one we live in today. I’m glad Read More Here