Praise the Lord! Donald Trump has put the rumors to rest. While he was wheeling and dealing with the democrats, many people became concerned, and the murmurs of Trump granting granting amnesty and giving up the border wall began.
I never lost faith in our good president but I will admit that I started to feel slightly uncomfortable. It would have been political suicide for him to side with the dems and give up the wall. I highly doubt he would see a second term if he threw his supporters under the bus like that.
However, keep the faith good supporters! Ou president has a plan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017
Daddy Trump said, “We’re not looking at citizenship. We’re not looking at amnesty,” he continued, “We’re looking at allowing people to stay here. Everybody’s on board. They want to do something. We’re not talking about amnesty. We’re talking about taking care of people.”
Trump is trying to soothe his base, which is incensed over his effort to strike a deal with Democrats to address immigrants benefiting from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which he terminated last week.
Breitbart News used the headline “Amnesty Don” on a story slamming the president for working with Democrats on immigration, and the moniker was trending in Washington, D.C., early Thursday.
But the president’s comments sowed even more confusion about what exactly he is seeking in an immigration bill.
White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said Trump “does not support amnesty,” but might be open to offering a path to citizenship for some DACA recipients.
“What the Trump administration will discuss is a responsible path forward in immigration reform,” she told reporters aboard Air Force One just minutes before Trump spoke. “That could include legal citizenship over a period of time.”
Pelosi also contradicted Trump’s comments, telling reporters Thursday the deal she discussed with the president over dinner is based on the DREAM Act and that the president had “an understanding that there’s a path to citizenship in the DREAM Act.”
Many on the right say that any path to citizenship for people in the country illegally constitutes amnesty, even if it involves penalties like paying back taxes and fines. Immigrant-rights activists and Democrats say such a model is not amnesty.
The White House has also sent mixed signals about whether it will demand that money for Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border be attached to a DACA bill.
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