Instead of helping solve DACA, Trump is tweeting about “the Wall” again.
A potential government shutdown is less than 48 hours away. Congress is looking to the president for leadership. And the president is … tweeting. About the wall. Again.
The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it. Parts will be, of necessity, see through and it was never intended to be built in areas where there is natural protection such as mountains, wastelands or tough rivers or water…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2018
President Trump’s tweet appears to be in response to reports published yesterday that Chief of Staff John Kelly, in a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, called Trump “uninformed” about the realities of the border during the presidential campaign.
The meeting was one of several yesterday between members of the administration and Congress as they scramble to agree on a bill to address the status of the 690,000 young unauthorized immigrants facing the loss of their deportation protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The government will likely shut down Friday at midnight if Congress and the White House cannot come to an agreement.
According to a statement from Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), Kelly took credit for educating Trump about the fact that the wall shouldn’t stretch across all 2,000 miles of the US-Mexico border, despite what he occasionally said in the campaign.
Trump has a known allergy to his staff taking credit for things, especially when those things make him look bad. So it’s not surprising that this is what he decided to lash out about.
Indeed, he was admitting that the wall wouldn’t have to be 2,000 miles long before he was elected president. Read More Here