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Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:34 AM

DONALD TRUMP, MASTER NEGOTIATOR, IS ASKING FOR A RE-DO ON HIS WALL DEAL

The president is crawling back to the negotiating table, but lawmakers are hesitant to play along.

In January, as a government shutdown loomed, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made a staggering concession: in exchange for permanent protections for DACA recipients, he offered Trump $25 billion to fund his “great, great” wall along the Mexican border. Trump rejected the offer, but now, with Congress preparing to pass its final major spending bill before 2018 midterms, he appears to be having second thoughts. According to The Washington Post, the White House is telling G.O.P. leaders that the president is open to a short-term deal that would extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in exchange for wall funding, marking a significant shift away from Trump’s earlier proposals for legal-immigration curbs.


Per the Post:One idea under consideration is a three-year extension of the DACA program in exchange for three years of wall funding, a G.O.P. official said. This official said the talks, which are being led by senior policy adviser Stephen Miller and legislative affairs head Marc Short, were fluid.



Unfortunately for the dealmaker in chief, such a bill would need both Republican and Democratic support, and so far neither side seems particularly inclined to go along with it. As Democrats eye the possibility of retaking the House in November, they don’t see the point in a temporary reprieve; instead of giving into a short-term deal this year that would give DACA recipients protection, they’d likely prefer to wait until next year to try for complete reform, when they have more leverage and when Trump is less likely to be able to successfully demand wall funding. “I’m not thrilled about including anything for a temporary fix,” Democratic Senator Robert Menendez told the Post. Conservatives in Congress are equally displeased at the prospect. “It would jeopardize the stability of leadership,” Republican Rep. Steve King told Politico. “Forcing amnesty into a must-pass bill? That’s beyond the toleration level [of] conservatives in this conference.”




https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/03/donald-trump-master-negotiator-asking-for-daca-wall-deal-re-do?mbid=social_twitter


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Reply DONALD TRUMP, MASTER NEGOTIATOR, IS ASKING FOR A RE-DO ON HIS WALL DEAL (Original post)
TubbersUK Mar 2018 OP
Cracklin Charlie Mar 2018 #1
awesomerwb1 Mar 2018 #2
marylandblue Mar 2018 #3
mercuryblues Mar 2018 #6
gratuitous Mar 2018 #4
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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:38 AM

1. He makes the best deals.

What a doofus!

He shoulda stuck to the "Space Force".

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:41 AM

2. Steve King....

what a worthless piece of excrement this ****er is.

These white supremacists love using the word "amnesty" don't they?

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:43 AM

3. Didn't he say yesterday he wouldn't go for a deal like that?

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 11:19 AM

6. Just as he said

last Dec. he and Tillerson got along great. besties. He would never fire hm. Just like he said he wanted to restore NASA then decreased their budget and suggests completely defunding the ISS by 2025. turning it over to private investors. To insulting them. Now space wars.

You can't make deals with a petulant child.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:45 AM

4. It's been asked before

But why in the world would anyone "negotiate" anything with Trump? As soon as you think you've reached a deal, he'll run out of the room and repudiate it. Or, as soon as the obligations kick in for him, he'll deny that he has to do anything, and it's back to the bargaining table.

There is no way to conclude a "deal" with this asshole. Don't deal with him.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:52 AM

5. Money for the wall for a short extension of daca

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