Bannon breaks with Trump on DACA

Bannon told Rose that he disagreed with Trump’s decision this week to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors. But he also expressed empathy for the president, who said he struggled with what to do about the so-called Dreamers who enrolled in DACA and whom Trump had pledged to treat with “great heart.”

“Look what he did on DACA the other day. OK, I don’t agree with that DACA decision, but I understand how he struggled with it. I understand how he’s giving a possibility of a legislative thing,” Bannon said in his interview, which will be broadcast Sunday night on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” “And he said even last night in a tweet, even a tweet, he would rethink it. Trust me, the guys on the far right, the guys on the conservative side, are not happy with this.”