Trump wants a wall for DACA

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President Trump gave an impromptu press conference in which he defended his mental fitness and called for a wall on the southern border in exchange for efforts to legalize those affected by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Trump took questions at Camp David following a strategy session with GOP lawmakers, Cabinet officials and White House aides. He again denied he or his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. While the president did not flatly deny dispatching aides to try stopping Attorney General Jeff Sessions from recusing himself from the Justice Department’s Russia probe, Trump contended he did nothing illicit.

“We want the wall,” Trump said. “The wall’s going to happen or we’re not going to have DACA.”

Trump said he wants to address the DACA immigration program and funding for his southern border wall — and other related issues — in a single bill. But his demands again showed how difficult it will be to craft such a bill in an election year.

 

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