BREAKING NEWS: President Donald Trump reportedly had an outburst in the Oval Office because he was not satisfied with the immigration deal agreed upon by a group of senators.
“Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?” Trump told senators in the Oval Office. A source said Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin was explaining to him a proposal to end the visa lottery in exchange for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for countries such as El Salvador. Durbin was going through a list of TPS countries that would be covered. When he got to Haiti, Trump asked why the US wants more people from Haiti and African countries.
The President added that the US should get more people from countries like Norway. Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited the White House Wednesday.
Durbin and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham were meeting with Trump and GOP lawmakers to discuss a compromise plan from a bipartisan “Gang of Six” senators, but were rebuffed and told to keep working, Durbin said told reporters.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday afternoon: “There has not been a deal reached yet.”
The January 19 deadline for reaching agreement on government spending is rapidly approaching — which many Democrats insist must include immigration — and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is set to end in early March.
“I’m not sure what the next step will be,” Durbin told reporters. “The President invited us to — at his little get-together in the Cabinet room — to come up with proposals, and we did. It’s a bipartisan proposal which we’ve worked on for four months in the Senate, and I don’t know what happens next.”
Without the President’s buy-in, the work of the group can’t reach the Senate floor, Republican leadership said.
The Democrats and media are losing their minds over Trump’s comments. But the bottom line is this: What’s wrong with giving preference to immigrants who will contribute to our society?
If we accept the entire third world in this country–eventually we, too, will become the third world.