Politics White House disputes Schumer, Pelosi's border wall claim

12:10  14 september  2017
12:10  14 september  2017 Source:   FOX News

Schumer caught on hot mic saying Trump 'likes me'

  Schumer caught on hot mic saying Trump 'likes me' Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) was caught on a hot mic Thursday saying President Trump "likes me" one day after Democratic leaders met with the president to reach a framework agreement on a deal to turn the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program into law. "He likes us. He likes me, anyway," Schumer was overheard saying to someone on the Senate floor.

The New York Times cited a White House official who said Trump pushed for border wall funding at the meeting. The Congress members sat at a rectangular table with Trump at the head with Pelosi to his right, and Schumer to his left. Eleven people were in the room, sources said.

Two top Democrats on Wednesday emerged from dinner with President Trump at the White House touting the meal “very productive,” saying Trump agreed to protect so-called “Dreamers” and agreed to terms on border security—“excluding the wall .”

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Pelosi reportedly interjects at WH dinner: 'Do the women get to talk around here?'

  Pelosi reportedly interjects at WH dinner: 'Do the women get to talk around here?' House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was reportedly forced to interject over a loud conversation during a recent dinner with President Trump as Democratic leaders discussed making a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Washington Post reports that Pelosi, who was the only woman in attendance at the meeting between Trump, Cabinet officials and Democratic leaders on Wednesday, was trying to make a point when the men at the table began talking over her and over each other about how Trump would benefit from striking a deal with the Democrats.

Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) issued a statement Wednesday evening announcing a deal with President Donald Trump to make DACA law without building a border wall . However, the White House press secretary responded

The deal between Democrats and Trump does not include a U.S-Mexico border wall that was a centerpiece of Trump's presidential campaign. White House disputes Schumer , Pelosi ' s border wall claim .

Two top Democrats emerged Wednesday from dinner at the White House with President Donald Trump saying the meal was “very productive."

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement that Trump agreed to protect so-called "Dreamers" and agreed to terms on border security -- "excluding the wall."

Shortly after their statement, the White House issued one of its own. Trump indeed had a productive meal with the Democrats, but the exclusion of the border wall "was certainly not agreed to."

Pelosi's Twitter account still has a pinned tweet that reads: "Trump’s cowardice is on full display today. His cruelty must not stand! #ProtectDREAMERS."

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said earlier Wednesday that Trump was “committed to the wall. It doesn’t have to be tied to DACA, but it's important and he will get it done.” (DACA refers to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program through which the children of illegal immigrants have been allowed to stay in the U.S.)

Trump, top Democrats agree to work on deal to save DACA

  Trump, top Democrats agree to work on deal to save DACA The president discussed the deal during a dinner with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The meal included Chinese food and chocolate pie.Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington PostIn a statement, the White House described the meeting as “constructive” and that it focused on “tax reform, border security, DACA, infrastructure and trade.”“The Administration looks forward to continuing these conversations with leadership on both sides of the aisle,” the statement added.

While White House officials have suggested legislation on DACA could move forward without wall funding, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders disputed Following the dinner, a White House official said the president, Schumer and Pelosi discussed tax reform, immigration, border security

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday the president would sign the legislation. “He looks forward to doing so,” Sanders said in the daily White House press briefing. White House disputes Schumer , Pelosi ' s border wall claim .

Matt House, Schumer’s communications director, responded on Twitter: “The President made clear he would continue pushing the wall, just not as part of this agreement.”

The New York Times cited a White House official who said Trump pushed for border wall funding at the meeting.

Beside the border wall issue, the Democrats said Trump agreed to enshrine protections for the nearly 800,000 immigrants brought illegally to this country as kids who had benefited from the DACA program.

Trump ended the program earlier this month and gave Congress six months to come up with a legislative fix before the statuses of the so-called Dreamers begin to expire.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who also sat down with Pelosi to talk immigration Wednesday, said in an interview that deporting the so-called Dreamers was “not in our nation’s interest,” and said the president had “made the right call.”

Nancy Pelosi Says Trump Promised Her He'd Sign The Dream Act

  Nancy Pelosi Says Trump Promised Her He'd Sign The Dream Act House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that President Donald Trump told her on two occasions that he supports and would sign a bill to give legal status to young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. “We made it very clear in the course of the conversation that the priority was to pass the Dream Act,” she said at a press briefing. “Obviously it has to be bipartisan. The president supports that, he would sign it. But we have to get it passed.”Democrats are pushing for the bill, called the Dream Act, after Trump rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program earlier this week.

By Cristina Laila Sep 13, 2017, 10:57 pm24 pts. President Trump had a ‘working dinner’ with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Wednesday and they have Trump tells lawmakers to move quickly on DACA without linking it to border wall The Hill 137.

In an optimistic statement following the White House meeting, Schumer and Pelosi said the parties 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.”

“I wanted him to give us time. I didn’t want this to be rescinded on Day One and create chaos,” Ryan said, arguing the time would allow Congress to “come up with the right kind of consensus and compromise to fix this problem.”

The dinner took place in the White House’s Blue Room, sources told Fox News. The Congress members sat at a rectangular table with Trump at the head with Pelosi to his right, and Schumer to his left. Eleven people were in the room, sources said. The first half-hour addressed trade issues with China.

The meeting between the three came shortly after Trump overruled congressional Republicans and cut a deal with Democrats to raise the federal debt ceiling for three months. Some conservatives criticized the deal as a capitulation by Trump.

Trump, however, appears to see bipartisanship as a key to get legislation out of the starting gate.

“More and more we’re trying to work things out together,” Trump explained Wednesday, calling the development a “positive thing” for both parties.

“Some of the greatest legislation ever passed, it was done on a bipartisan manner. And so that is why we’re going to give it a shot,” Trump said.

Fox News' Chad Pergram and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Trump Contradicts Democrats, Says No Deal on ‘Dreamers’ Has Been Made .
President Trump said there would need to be a larger agreement on border security for any deal on young undocumented immigrants.“No deal was made last night on DACA,” Mr. Trump said.

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