On Friday, President Donald Trump had strong words for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer after he rejected the proposed immigration deal.
DACA has been made increasingly difficult by the fact that Cryin’ Chuck Schumer took such a beating over the shutdown that he is unable to act on immigration!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2018
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also took to Twitter to share her frustration with Schumer’s actions.
Actually @SenSchumer America’s legal immigration system has been torn apart for decades by Washington politicians like yourself who prefer open borders & sanctuary cities over law & order and popular, common sense reforms https://t.co/dNBEn31BoK
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 26, 2018
After delivering his speech in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Summit, Trump spoke about wanting to find a solution to the ongoing DACA amnesty negotiations.
“I don’t want to say Schumer got badly beaten,” he told CNBC. “Why should I do that? I’m negotiating with someone – I’m not going to say he got badly beaten.”
“Nobody wants to take care of DACA more than myself and the Republican party,” he said. While the President is committed to helping DACA recipients, he is also committed to border security and will not bend on that issue.
A bipartisan group of senators plans to continue meeting over the next two weeks to try to strike a deal that can pass the Senate with overwhelming support, with hopes that would force the House to pass it and Trump to sign it.
However, Republican and Democratic lawmakers are also meeting separately in partisan groups, making the prospects of an aisle-crossing deal murky at best, given the political tensions in the Capitol following a three-day government shutdown.
Schumer is making enemies all over the place as activist organizations are gearing up to show him just what they think. A trio of progressive organizations, including CREDO, is hosting an event on Tuesday night that will bring activists to the front lawn of Schumer’s home in Brooklyn.
Activists are also in the process of printing signs for the event which read “Worst negotiator in Washington.”