Schumer, Pelosi Announce Deal With Trump: DACA For Border Security But No Wall; White House Denies

Update: there appears to be some post-dinner confusion, because while the top Democrats issued a statement saying there was a deal on DACA, White House press sec. Sarah Sanders said that "While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to."

And then this:

yet at the same time this:

Or, in other words, deal but no deal at the same time. Hopefully by tomorrow morning someone will know what really happened.

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Shortly after concluding their dinner with president Trump at the White House, top Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi announced they have reached a deal with Donald Trump which will preserve DACA and shield about 800,000 young "Dreamers" from deportation, while agreeing to border security but  without the president's proposed border wall as a condition.

Schumer and Pelosi issued the following joint statement following a dinner with President Trump in the White House:

"We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President. The discussion focused on DACA. 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.


"We also urged the President to make permanent the cost-sharing reduction payments, and those discussions will continue."

Among the other items discussed were tax reform, border security, infrastructure, trade and the DACA program, which Trump rescinded last week, but now appears to have been reincarnated.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, Paul Ryan told House Democrats Wednesday that there's no chance Republicans will pass a replacement for DACA without including border security provisions. President Trump and Ryan have both said Congress should act on DACA, the Obama-era program that allows some illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to remain and apply for work permits, leading to some speculation that leadership would support a "clean" bill restoring those protections. Ryan made clear that's not going to happen. According to Axios, none of the Democrats pushed back against the border security proposal.

Still, there may be complications. Here are some hot takes on the "deal" from Politico's Jake Sherman:

keep in mind that Pelosi and Schumer are both in the minority and need cooperation from ryan/McConnell.


House leaves tomorrow and doesn't return till last week of the month so we'll have to see how this progresses.


This will pose challenges for ryan and McConnell. Ryan has said he would not pursue immigration legislation without majority of Rs.


There will be internal pressure for ryan and McConnell to resist turning over majority to a president who has decided to work w minority.


You have a speaker who has been under fire from the right who will now be pressured to take up a deal cut between trump and Dems.


Not passing judgement on whether this will happen. Just noting the obvious crosscurrents on the hill right now.


Big question for ryan: will 121 republicans support a deal to reinstate DACA protections w border security and no wall.


One other dynamic to keep in mind: regular order. Conservatives are obsessed w it. They'll want hearings, to feel involved. Buy in.

Assuming the answer is year, and now that Trump has fully conceded on DACA in the spirit of the "deal", the question is whether the Democrats will also do the same, and support Trump's tax reform, potentially overriding opposition from within the Republican party.


Ricki13th Sep 14, 2017 6:09 AM Permalink

Glad I stop defending Trump. The guy is from NY why would he know what it's like to be a middle American. Why meet with Democrats and give them more power than you should.

africoman Sep 14, 2017 5:01 AM Permalink

Behold there was a 'build a wall' campaign bait, it turns out to be a wall for Trumptards mind, it appears it still blinds them from seeing beyond./Sarc

Kina Sep 14, 2017 4:59 AM Permalink

President Ivanka.Trump become a pussy?Doing a deal on DACA will have the Republicans, Democrats and Deep State laughing at Trump.The MSM will use it against it, even his supporters at Fox and Briebart are saying it is over for Trump if he has done a deal on DACA

SquadronVBF94 Sep 14, 2017 2:38 AM Permalink

Trump should have had the whole lot, Shumer, Pelosi, McConnell and Ryan arrested for obstruction of justice if not treason charges. Then given Summary trial by a military commission made up of retired officers all of whom who have been wounded in battle and then subsequently abused and neglected by the VA. Once convicted, stake them out in the deserts of West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. See how they fair with the bugs and snakes and Coyotes both the four and two legged kind.

MaleFeelings Sep 14, 2017 2:23 AM Permalink

Trump, don't be a faggot. End white genocide and the subversive conquest of the West now.Fuck DACA to hell hell hell.Deport. Deport. Deport. Deport. Deport. Deport. Deport. America First. Americans First. Death to traitors. Hang the traitors.Americans First !!! What the fuck is so goddamn difficult about that. FFS. POTUnitedStates.

evokanivo Sep 14, 2017 2:03 AM Permalink

In a sick way this is all pretty funny - remember when all those snowflakes were talking about going to Canada if Trump was elected? Oh the irony. Trump was elected, but he's sure not MAGA so now I'm wondering where I might move to ... but it's just a wasteland of plantations. Welcome to prison planet.

Thugocracy Sep 14, 2017 1:55 AM Permalink

The Democrat from NYC is doing what one would expect.Border security is when they hire a few more agents, send them to the cafeteria and tell them to sit on their hands. Of course, no wall, of course, DACA amnesty. It's what a Democrat from NYC must do. 

GoldHermit Sep 14, 2017 1:25 AM Permalink

Well all I can say is it had better be false. If it is true then Trump just lost a lot of his support. He will be one and done. Deny it Mr. President, we're waiting......

dogismycopilot Sep 14, 2017 1:18 AM Permalink

I feel sorry for the White House cleaners who will need to clean the slime trail left behind by Pelosi and Schumer in the WH.If Trump cuts a deal with these fuckers, then the US is proper fucked.MAGA = MAKE ALIENS GREAT AGAIN?

J Mahoney Sep 14, 2017 12:48 AM Permalink

I wouldnt make a deal with those slime balls until after the money is appropriated, contracts have been let, and construction has begun. If he does allow the dreamers, he will want their names and addresses then deport the parents.

DirtySanchez (not verified) Sep 14, 2017 12:40 AM Permalink

Trump wishes to be loved by all the NY jews, but he's not suicidal.No way he gives amnesty up for tax cuts.If there is no wall funding, and the dreamers get citizenship, Trump loses his base overnight, and he knows this.

Swamidon Sep 14, 2017 12:42 AM Permalink

Pelosi and Schumer... it makes your skin crawl doesn't it?  That pair is slimy so would Trump give them anything for nothing in return?  This is FAKE NEWS until Trump says it.

lennysrv Sep 14, 2017 12:06 AM Permalink

Pelosi has to be the biggest cunt on the face of the earth. Schumer is nothing more than a fucking whiny JewBoy who needs to go the fuck away.

Lost in translation Sep 13, 2017 11:32 PM Permalink

Unchecked invasion continues apace. National suicide will not be obstructed.

Get your wealth OUT of the US if you can, and your family too, if feasible.

If not, keep training with weapons. We're all going to need them, much sooner than anyone imagines.


swampmanlives Sep 13, 2017 11:10 PM Permalink

I've been saying it all along. Donald J Trump is a closet Democrat. If you voted for him, you got conned. Just watch his old Meet the Press interview where he says he is "very pro-choice" due to his New York upbringing.

astitchintime Sep 13, 2017 11:08 PM Permalink

Well, I won't cast stones at anyone.  I will say that I voted for Mr. Trump because really, the other option was totally UNACCEPTABLE.I didn't expect him to get anything done.  I was more concerned with what the other might accomplish.I would hope we can all agree that we are merely hoping to gain some time here, keeping our heads above water while we figure out what the HELL we are going to do to escape this sinking ship.Just my $.02