Trump Invokes 9/11
Barely two hours after promising children they will b his "top priority," President Donald Trump posted a series of tweets effectively killing the DACA deal.
Late last month Trump held a 55 minute bipartisan meeting in the White House during which he promised to sign any immigration bill Republicans and Democrats sent him. He said he would take the heat if it were unpopular, and even said he would sign it if it contained elements he did not like.
Now the president is doing everything he can to not only reverse those promises, but to kill DACA one more time – after he signed an order last year that effectively ended the Obama-era program.
...lottery, continues deadly catch-and-release, and bars enforcement even for FUTURE illegal immigrants. Voting for this amendment would be a vote AGAINST law enforcement, and a vote FOR open borders. If Dems are actually serious about DACA, they should support the Grassley bill!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2018
Some, including Senior Director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM, and frequent MSNBC guest, say Trump's claims are false:
Just so we are clear: THESE ARE LIES https://t.co/YL0YE5Uwoc— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) February 15, 2018
Others note his official statement invokes 9/11 against DACA recipients:
Trump administration’s DHS raises the specter of 9/11 to call for killing the main bipartisan DACA fix in the Senate pic.twitter.com/NjMYoyCxUu— Sam Stein (@samstein) February 15, 2018
The Senate is readying to vote on four immigration proposals this afternoon.