Recently Trump tweeted “I can tell you this, and I say this to DACA recipients that the Republicans are with you. They want to get your situation taken care of. The Democrats fought us. They just fought every single inch of the way. They did not want DACA in this bill.”
This one indication that Trump is either stunningly dishonest or has memory issues. He seems to have forgotten that he, and he alone, created the problem in the first place by undoing Obama’s program. Democrats have always been willing to have a separate discussion and standalone bill on DACA, but Republicans (namely Trump himself), want to tie it to The Wall and other immigration measures.
As Ms. Sanders said the next day: “He [Trump] embraced — only if you look at what the President’s definition of a clean DACA bill is.” And his definition of “clean” is quite a bit different from, well, anybody’s. It would include DACA, the wall, chain migration and the lottery.
And the Republican congress repeats this terribly dishonest account.