Transcript: President Trump Denies he Made DACA Deal with Top Democrats
President Donald Trump is setting the record straight via Twitter after top Democrats claim they made a deal on DACA.
Trump tweeted early Thursday morning: ‘No deal was made last night on DACA.
Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent.
Would be subject to vote.’ This was his way of pushing back on Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi who said they had "agreed to enshrine the protections of (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that's acceptable to both sides." Trump also refuted the statement by tweeting: ‘The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.’ The Trump administration announced last week it would terminate DACA program which had protected nearly 800,000 individuals who were brought to the United States illegally as children from deportation.
Trump did say he would “revisit” the DACA decision in 6 months if Congress is unable to pass legislation on the issue.