Trump On Immigration Deal: “It’s the opposite of what I campaigned for”
President Donald Trump rejected a bipartisan deal on immigration on Wednesday, saying that it did not represent the platform he ran on when campaigning for president.
Trump criticized the immigration plan as being “‘horrible’ on border security and ‘very, very weak’ on reforms for the legal immigration system,” Reuters reported.
The deal reportedly demanded protections for “Dreamers” and fell significantly short of Republican goals of reforming the immigration system.
Trump told Reuters, “It’s the opposite of what I campaigned for,” adding that while a deal is still possible, “Time is running out.”