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More Trump: On Second Thought, Never Mind A DACA-For-Wall Swap
| Ed Morrissey
Posted on 01/31/2019 12:28:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Say what? Just a couple of weeks ago, Donald Trump went on national television to make an offer to trade a three-year extension of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs for $5.7 billion in border-wall funding. In an interview with the Daily Caller published today, Trump reversed course and said no concessions would be made on DACA until the Supreme Court took up the challenges to its constitutionality:
President Donald Trump cast doubt on speculation that he may be willing to offer up concessions on the DACA program in exchange for border wall funding in his ongoing dispute with Congress, in an exclusive Oval Office interview with The Daily Caller.
I could see myself doing something for DACA but I want to find out what the Supreme Court is going to do first, Trump said, noting that its highly unlikely that he would be willing to discuss the program during current negotiations over funding for a border wall.
“Cast doubt on speculation“? Trump explicitly offered this deal on January 19th, from the White House, on national television. “This is a common sense compromise both parties should embrace,” Trump said at the time. The transcript is on the official White House website, for Pete’s sake, and the video is easily accessible:
CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
Furthermore, in order to build the trust and goodwill necessary to begin real immigration reform, there are two more elements to my plan.
Number one is three years of legislative relief for 700,000 DACA recipients brought here unlawfully by their parents at a young age many years ago. This extension will give them access to work permits, Social Security numbers, and protection from deportation, most importantly.
Secondly, our proposal provides a three-year extension of Temporary Protected Status, or TPS. This means that 300,000 immigrants whose protected status is facing expiration will now have three more years of certainty so that Congress can work on a larger immigration deal, which everybody wants Republicans and Democrats. And our farmers and vineyards wont be affected because lawful and regulated entry into our country will be easy and consistent.
That is our plan: border security, DACA, TPS, and many other things. Straightforward, fair, reasonable, and common sense, with lots of compromise.
Yes, yes, yes, and yes. All of that was true then, and it’s still true today, but now it’s been reduced to “speculation” that Trump might support a deal he flat-out put on the table himself. Did Trump decide that he’d taken too much flak from allies like Ann Coulter for making the offer?
This is why Republicans in Congress have been loathe to act without firm public commitments from Trump. Lawmakers from marginal districts won’t vote to support the White House without making sure it’s worth it. Trump’s mercurial temperament made bargaining nearly impossible before this; reneging on a public commitment like this might undermine any trust between Trump and Capitol Hill Republicans altogether. This is why Mike Pence got an earful last week as the shutdown was reaching the end of the fifth week, and why Senate Republicans were prepared to open the government with a veto-proof majority at the end before Trump agreed to a three-week CR.
Small wonder that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi don’t want the White House involved in negotiations:
Trump also responded to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumers suggestion that Democrats did not want The White House involved in the three-week negotiations on Capitol Hill, saying, I dont blame him, but noted that without our involvement, a deal is not going to get done.
Don’t necessarily bet on that. Yanking the rug out from under the GOP’s negotiators in this fashion might have them looking for ways to sideline Trump too. If they can’t even trust Trump to stand by offers made publicly in national addresses, why should they go to the mat for him at all? Better to cut their own deals with Pelosi and address their own legislative concerns rather than try to guess which square Trump will land on at any particular moment.
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Trump knew DemoKKK rats wouldn’t take the deal. That’s why he offered it.
posted on 01/31/2019 1:11:01 PM PST
("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually" (Hendrix))
I’m glad Trump did this.
Only one bite at the apple.
posted on 01/31/2019 1:27:33 PM PST
(Just another unlicensed nonconformist in a dangerous Liberal world.)
What happens if SCOTUS ends DACA? Will these illegals then be deported? I sure hope so! Every last one of them. I dont care their age when they came, I do care that they came illegally, they can discuss that with their parents but it is not our problem. They need to leave.
posted on 01/31/2019 1:30:20 PM PST
(No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!)
Petty Pelosi smashing back by de-funding ICE.
posted on 01/31/2019 1:32:18 PM PST
(They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
N0te all the wailing and gnashing of teeth among a group of freepers when Trump made the offer. Some of us knew better and several said that that deal would never happen. Trump would not have made the offer did he think it would be accepted. Watch Trump overwhelm the Democrats at the SOTU.
posted on 01/31/2019 1:37:03 PM PST
“All of that was true then, and its still true today, but now its been reduced to ‘speculation’ that Trump might support a deal he flat-out put on the table himself.”
The article fails to mention that Pelosi said she was not interested in DACA. Trump withdrew the offer. He never stipulated to an unlimited time.
The article tries to portray Trump as acting in bad faith in negotiations. That’s a lie. He offered. They refused.
In negotiations one side does not get to claim ALL of the concessions or offers of the other and give NOTHING in return and then claim the other side is acting in bad faith.
The president was helping them out by putting something they claim to want on the table. Turns out there is nothing they want badly enough to allow Trump to build the wall.
But this will backfire on them when he builds the wall without their help and they get NOTHING.
The Democrats claimed that if the government was temporarily reopened they would negotiate. They are not negotiating. They lied. When the government gets shut down again, it is their fault for lying and acting in bad faith.
posted on 01/31/2019 1:41:32 PM PST
(War is coming.)
Deport all those nightmares back to their own countries... along with their parents.
posted on 01/31/2019 1:41:33 PM PST
(I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. - Michelangelo)
To: SeekAndFind; All
It seems to me that a fundamental tenet of western society and commerce is goodwill. you extend goodwill towards your trading partner and he/she does the same for you. That is a prerequisite for effective dealmaking. If you take away goodwill, then you take away the possibility of making effective deals, because neither party has incentive to deal in good faith. In that situation, the strongest prevails against the weaker adversary. It is an adversarial relationship between the bargaining parties. It seems to me that the Democrats are dealing from a position of weakness and yet they refuse to deal in good faith. That is difficult for me to understand. What is the Democrat endgame? How can they somehow prevail by not dealing in good faith? What am I missing?
posted on 01/31/2019 1:47:13 PM PST
posted on 01/31/2019 1:48:08 PM PST
(First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
Watch Trump overwhelm the Democrats at the SOTU.
It would help if the media would give Trump even 10% of the credit due him. But as we all know, that ain't gonna happen.
To: Jimmy Valentine
The President is whipsawing the DemocRATS and has them off balance.
I don't see much sign that the Democrats are off balance. It's the Senate Republicans who seem paralyzed.
posted on 01/31/2019 1:54:03 PM PST
by Bubba Ho-Tep
("The rat always knows when he's in with weasels."--Tom Waits)
Don’t doubt President Trump. You’ll likely be disappointed.
posted on 01/31/2019 1:58:13 PM PST
(Allowing any legal abortion was a slippery slope. Slide completed. ~ h/t YogicCowboy)
Hey, this is hardball negotiations!
Offer up a plum until they walk out that door. Once it closes, offer rescinded.
Prosecutors use that tactic all the time and if its good enough for the government prosecutors I cant imagine why its not good enough for the President.
Besides that, most of these guys and gals have already voted as much and more in the past!
Its just Madame Lucy (aka Pelosi) and the football, now you see it, now you dont, flexing her testicles.
posted on 01/31/2019 1:58:44 PM PST
President Trump is going to rout the Democrats on the wall issue.
He will proceed with the wall using military assets without a state of emergency.
Democrats will oppose and obstruct so Trump will be forced to declare an emergency
The wall will get built and the Democrats will be left holding the bag with POed constituents wishing for what might have been on DACA and immigration concessions and a host of other agenda issues that they had leverage on in wall negotiations but have lost forever
The wall will get built which is a disaster for Dems because they have made it the metric for success with Trumps presidency
The wall has broad support and the more they obstruct, the worse things get for them as the old line blue collar and black vote walks and their illegal alien constituency they have calculated is their future gets militant and starts eating them alive
posted on 01/31/2019 2:01:24 PM PST
He knew they wouldn’t take it. That’s why he offered it. Now the damage to Pelosi is done and it’s off the table.
posted on 01/31/2019 2:09:22 PM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Capitalism produces EVERYTHING Socialists/Communists/Democratic-Socialists wish to "redistribute.")
You also don’t mess with a junkyard dog.....
Junkyard dogs give Trump a wide berth, because they’re smarter than Nancy.
posted on 01/31/2019 2:17:03 PM PST
(If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
I read the article on another forum....pathetic hypothesis. Our President is the consummate deal maker who readily recognizes obstructionism.
My question.....we know what Our President wants...security and safety for all citizens....so, what does botox nan want other than a urinating match?
posted on 01/31/2019 2:17:37 PM PST
("You don't have to go home.......but you can't stay here" Joliet Jake)
To: Pride in the USA
Ignoring the insane spin in the article, this is another bit of very good news today.
posted on 01/31/2019 2:33:06 PM PST
(diagonally parked in a parallel universe)
“...lying and acting in bad faith...”
Common practice for the democrat party....
posted on 01/31/2019 2:33:17 PM PST
(I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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