CNN's Dana Bash: Trump has been "extremely consistent" on wanting to keep DACA recipients in the US
One week ago, Trump officially ended DACA
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From the September 14 edition of CNN's New Day:
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ALISYN CAMEROTA (CO-HOST): Why is he doing this? Why is he reaching out to [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer, or at least working with, Chuck Schumer and [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi. Why weren't [Speaker of the House] Paul Ryan and [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell at that dinner last night at the White House?
DANA BASH: Because he can take the hit. Because the president can take the hit more than the Republican leaders. I mean, think about it, Republican leaders have tried to push this through -- and I want to say this, I'm talking about any kind of immigration reform that has to do with any kind of legal status for undocumented immigrants, again, for a decade. And it hasn't worked. The Republicans in Congress feel that he has the credibility with the base. And he's the only one who can make the deal and turn to Congress and say, "I did this. Go ahead, Mr. Republican leader in the House and the Senate, you get it through." But there is no question it is is going to cost the president. I also think -- and Alisyn you interviewed him, I interviewed him for the past two years since he started running for president. I believe in his heart of hearts he doesn't want to kick these people out of the country, and that was the one thing he was extremely consistent on throughout the entire two years he's been in politics.