Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Trump DACA Flub Initially Scrubbed in Official Transcript

Trump's televised immigration meeting -- meant, among other things, to rehabilitate his image post-Michael Wolff book -- contained enough policy confusion that his most confusing, and confused, statement apparently got snipped.

Trump's initial agreement on a clean DACA bill was flagged by Majority Whip
Kevin McCarthy (3rd from right), after which Trump kinda, sorta retreated.

I, too, noticed it when Donald Trump said to Sen. Dianne Feinstein's request for a clean DACA bill, "Yeah, I would like to do it." Very quickly, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy stepped in to correct the president. The White House's official transcript didn't include the flub.

The White House's initial response to the discovered rescission was, "Meh, huh?" Later, according to CBS News, the White House slipped the language back in. I guess the Trump administration isn't quite yet ready for wholesale rewriting of history. Not yet.

Oh, and good luck with that rehab business.

Update. For some lol, check what post-rehab Trumps sounds like:

Just so you know, the released testimony, which the GOP has refused to release in a bipartisan fashion, is unclassified, so nothing stood in Feinstein's way. But, hey, it's Trump, so saying some random thing to happify his base is de rigueur. BTW, Donald, Sneaky Dianne Feinstein? Schtick is getting old...

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