Trump Tweets: 'No Deal Was Made Last Night on DACA'; He Calls It a 'Plan'

By Susan Jones | September 14, 2017 | 6:28 AM EDT

President Trump speaks of bipartisanship in a meeting at the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. (Photo: Screen grab from YouTube)

(Update: President Trump tweeted Thursday morning that "no deal" was made on DACA when  he met with Democrats last night. But -- "we're working on a plan," Trump told reporters as he walked out of the White House Thursday on his way to Florida. "We'll see how it works out," he said. "But we're going to get massive border security as part of that."

Trump also said he's spoken to House and Senate Republican leaders, and they're on board with the DACA-border security plan. "Mitch is on board, Paul Ryan's on board," he said.)

( - Contradicting a joint statement issued by Democrat leaders last night, President Trump tweeted early Thursday moring: "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."

But following their dinner at the White House, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) issued a statement saying they had struck a deal with Trump on DACA, the deferred deportation program for young "dreamers," which will end in six months unless Congress acts.

“We 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,” the Democrats said.

Trump's spokesman, Sarah Sanders, tweeted after the dinner meeting: "While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.”

Earlier in the day, a reporter asked Trump, "Why have Leader Pelosi and Senator Schumer over tonight? What's your message for skeptics?"

Trump replied:

Well, I'm a conservative, and I will tell you I'm not skeptical. And I think that, if we can do things in a bipartisan manner, that will be great. Now it might not work out, in which case we'll try and do them without.

But I think, if we can do in a bipartisan manner -- if you look at some of the greatest legislation ever passed, it was done on a bipartisan manner. And so that's what -- we're going to give it a shot, right Tom? We'll see what we can do. And if it works out, great. And if it doesn't work out great, hopefully we'll be able to do it anyway, as Republicans. OK?

Conservative Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, a firm amnesty opponent, said Democrats "have a powerful political motivation" to give amnesty to illegal aliens.

King spoke to Fox News's Tucker Carlson Wednesday night. He said he doesn't know any Democrats who oppose illegal immigration, because "they want to count bodies, and they want those bodies to vote." He also noted that "big business wants cheap labor."

According to King, "Amnesty is a pardon for immigration lawbreakers," and it rewards them with the "objective of their crime."

And If they cross the border, it's a crime and that makes them criminals. If they used false documents to get a job, then worked illegally, that also makes them criminals. So  If you reward them with the objective of that crime, that's amnesty and for the DACA recipients, they've been granted an unconstitutional quasi-legal status in America, however temporary it is, along with a work permit.

Now that's Barack Obama violating the Constitution and that's why Donald Trump promised that he would end the DACA program. And so, if we reward them, then there's going to be more of them and there will be more fraud.

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