President Trump is looking more the adult in the room after Pelosi’s Democrats rejected his offer to extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act in exchange for the $5.7 billion in border wall funding over which they are holding federal workers’ paychecks hostage. The extension offered would last for three years and serve as a grace period for Congress to legislate an actual solution to Barack Obama’s temporary executive order. Speakerette Nancy Pelosi is still refusing to negotiate. Trump’s summed it up in a recent tweet: “Nancy Pelosi has behaved so irrationally & has gone so far to the left that she has now officially become a Radical Democrat. She is so petrified of the ‘lefties’ in her party that she has lost control…” Mike Huckabee put it best: “[Pelosi’s] only interested in trying to do something to hurt this president and, ultimately, hurt this country. And now we know.”
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
On Saturday, Trump offered an olive branch to Democrats holding out on a budget deal, suggesting that the White House would be willing to cede ground on an extension on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act, and offer help for Temporary Protected Status holders, in return for $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall.
Sunday morning, Trump suggested he may even be willing to consider a blanket “amnesty” for illegal immigrants living inside the United States, but only in return for a “bigger deal.”
In an address from the White House Saturday, Trump addressed Democrats specifically, accusing Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) of refusing to come to the bargaining table to end an ongoing partial government shutdown, which will cross the one-month mark this week.