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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 08:35 PM

Everyone Is Confused About What Trump Is Doing With DACA

President Trump is at a crossroads with regard to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, the Obama-era initiative the president just rescinded that protected nearly 800,000 undocumented individuals who came to the U.S. when they were young. And instead of picking one path to go down, he seems to be trying to jog down both sides at once, which has brought fury and confusion to those on all sides of this debate.

After dining on Chinese food at the White House with the top two Democrats in Congress Wednesday evening, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi were giddy. They sent out a joint statement stating the trio had "agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that's acceptable to both sides."
Around 10 p.m., the Associated Press reported a deal had been cut. Conservatives were enraged that the president had abandoned his signature campaign promise to be a tough, anti-immigrant commander-in-chief.

White House aides frantically tried to dispel the notion that any grand bargain had been struck. But the damage was done, and the alt-right and conservatives alike were enraged. The feeling of betrayal from the far-right was palpable early Thursday morning, as Breitbart splashed its banner with "Amnesty Don."

Trump seems to have gotten the message and responded with reassuring tweets meant to placate his enraged base.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/everyone-is-confused-about-what-trump-is-doing-with-daca-w503137?utm_source=rsnewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=daily&utm_campaign=091417_16

Sounds like even Trump is confused.

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elleng Sep 2017 #1
UTUSN Sep 2017 #4
yallerdawg Sep 2017 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2017 #3
uponit7771 Sep 2017 #5
ProudLib72 Sep 2017 #6
NastyRiffraff Sep 2017 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 08:43 PM

1. including trump

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:19 PM

4. ...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 08:43 PM

2. It's hard to pin down a pathological liar.

5 months and a couple weeks to go. If THAT was true.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 08:52 PM

3. Nobody is *more* confused than Trump.

He just says stuff, usually to agree with whomever he last talked to, and it's never thought through. It's like, "Oh yeah, let's do that. Now how about some ice cream?"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:22 PM

5. Which sounds like it being done on purpose

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:27 PM

6. If so, to what end?

Would Schumer and Pelosi want to sabotage their work and DACA just to damage his base? I don't want to believe that.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:10 PM

7. ESPECIALLY Trump is confused!

Schumer and Pelosi are masterfully playing him like the full string section of an orchestra. He reportedly likes them better than Ryan and McConnell because they talk to him in "non-Washington words." Our Democratic leaders know EXACTLY what they're doing.

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