Schumer’s claim of having agreed to border wall in exchange for DACA support is a lie

Schumer’s claim of having agreed to border wall in exchange for DACA support is a lie
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To listen to the sob story Sen. Chuck Schumer told on the Senate floor on Saturday, he was the voice of reason during his Friday night bargaining session at the White House, while the president refused to be mollified. “In exchange for strong DACA protections,” Schumer carefully enunciates in the video that follows, “I reluctantly put the border wall on the table for discussion. Even that was not enough to entice the President to finish the deal.”

What a guy! Unluckily for Schumer, he and President Trump were not the only people in the room in the room during the negotiations. As the New York Times reports:

The White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, was there, as was Mr. Schumer’s chief of staff, Mike Lynch.

… [A]n outline of an agreement was struck, according to one person familiar with the discussion: Mr. Schumer said yes to higher levels for military spending and discussed the possibility of fully funding the president’s wall on the southern border with Mexico. In exchange, the president agreed to support legalizing young immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. [Emphasis added]

Mr. Schumer left the White House believing he had persuaded the president to support a short, three to four-day spending extension to finalize an agreement. …

The final paragraph, if the authors were being totally sincere, might have read “Mr. Schumer left the White House believing he had flimflammed the president.” That is a more accurate characterization of the “deal” described, in which the administration reportedly agreed to “strong DACA protections” in exchange for “the possibility of fully funding the president’s wall.”

(h/t Tom Tillison, BizPac Review)

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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