In a bid to break the shutdown impasse and fund his long-promised border wall, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protection for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But while Trump cast the move as a “common-sense compromise,” Democrats
were quick to dismiss it at a "non-starter."
Not a huge surprise. After all, Nancy and Chuck already made clear they’re not looking to negotiate.
Democrats dismissed Trump’s proposal even before his formal remarks. Pelosi said earlier in the day that the expected proposal was “a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable.” The California Democrat said the effort could not pass the House and again called on Trump to reopen the government.
Give us what we want. Without any concessions. Of course Nancy, because that’s how negotiations work. That’s how compromise works.
It’s not amnesty or a “pathway to citizenship” so no deal. It’s our way or nothing, folks. As usual.
Trump previously dismissed a deal involving those young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, saying he would prefer to see first whether the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, survived a court challenge.
On Friday, the Supreme Court took no action on the Trump administration’s request to decide by early summer whether Trump’s bid to end that program was legal, meaning it probably will survive at least another year.
And in other news, the SCOTUS punts again. Surprise! Best government money can buy folks. Done being distracted yet?
Think Trump is doing as much possible, expecting for his compromises to be rejected, before calling a National Emergency and just building the wall.
Sure, but I think he’s wasting his time. He should just call it and be done already. Like I said, Pelosi and Schumer have already made it abundantly clear they have no intention of budging on this.
I believe that is exactly what he is doing.
I think he has to be shone to have no choice. I’m thinking air traffic safety concerns will set this all in motion.
I think you’re right. He’s setting the table to show that democrats have created a series of crises intentionally so that he has no choice but to declare an emergency to bring as much of it under control as he can.
What he should do politically is start raking them over the coals and coming out as the great defender of the 800,000 or so federal employees that are going on a month now with no pay.
Preaching to the choir isn’t going to get the job done. To gain the political capital he needs he’s got to start winning large numbers of converts to his cause.