Is Trump Going to Fall for Schumer’s One Old Trick and Dump His Wall?
From Fox News:
Published September 13, 2017 Fox News
Democratic congressional leaders emerged from a meeting with President Donald Trump Wednesday vowing to pursue an agreement protecting immigrants who were brought illegally into the U.S. as children from deportation.
In a joint statement, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said they and Trump had “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.”
An estimated 800,000 young immigrants are currently covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which was formed by former President Barack Obama in 2012. Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced it was winding down the program over the next six months, putting pressure on Congress to pass a legislative solution.
A source briefed on the meeting confirmed to Fox News that Trump and the leaders agreed to pair the DREAM Act, which provides for giving young illegal immigrants eventual citizenship, with some measures enhancing border security. The source said that those measures do not include Trump’s long-promised wall across the U.S.-Mexico border.
No Wall and Trump is toast in 2020.
Back in 2011, Ann Coulter pointed out how Schumer cost George H.W. Bush re-election in 1992 by getting Bush to break his “Read my lips: No new taxes” pledge.
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… The Democrats didn’t care: All that mattered was that they had tricked Bush into breaking his tax pledge, which they celebrated all the way to Bush’s defeat in the next election.
On CNN’s “Crossfire,” then-Congressman Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., gloated: “All the spin control in the world can’t undo the fact that the president is moving away from [no new] taxes.”
Here’s video of the elder Bush announcing new taxes:
An article on the front page of The New York Times proclaimed that “with his three words (‘tax revenue increases’) Mr. Bush had broken the central promise of his 1988 campaign.”
… Democrats had effectively taken away the Republican Party’s central defining issue — low taxes — and the Republicans got nothing in return. …
On the campaign trail, Bill Clinton taunted Bush for breaking his tax pledge, saying, “He promised 15 million new jobs, no new taxes, the environmental president, an education presidency. It was a wonderful speech. But now we don’t have to read his lips; we can read his record.”
If Trump falls for the same guy, Chuck Schumer, pulling the same trick a quarter of a century later …
Trump at least ought to be able to remember Chuck Schumer ruining Marco Rubio’s political career in 2013 with “comprehensive immigration reform.”
I know Schumer likes to call himself “Four 800s” for high scores on College Board tests, but he’s really not that smart. He was just the kid who ran the mimeograph machine for Stanley Kaplan’s SAT-gaming service. He’s got just one go-to move: getting Republicans to sell out on their most important issue in the name of bipartisanship.