Trump denies deal was made with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over DACA
By: Lisa Montoya, Xiro Xone News September 14, 2017 Updated: 3:42 PM
President Donald Trump denieds claims that Democrats said the they agreed Wednesday night to work together on a legislative plan to tackle young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
But Trump took to Tweeter Thursday morning saying "No deal was made last night on DACA."
However, Democratic leaders announced Wednesday night, that they had agreed to finalize a law for those under the protection of DACA, and that the law would also include increased border security, "excluding the wall."
Trump then proceeded to lash out with a series of Tweets denying the deal was made.
"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," they said in a joint statement after their dinner with Mr. Trump.
Democrats say that the agreement would protect Dreamers and border security. However, no mention of a border wall. But, Democrats had a different view on what took place Wednesday evening.
"We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement following dinner at the White House with Trump and several White House officials.
"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,” Schumer and Pelosi said.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckbee Sanders also took to Twitter 30 minutes after the dinner, writing that “excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to” in the larger discussion over DACA and border security.