The “save the dreamers” gambit
Et tu, Rasmussen?
“I’m not going to do it so fast.”
“That promise is long broken, because Mexico is not going to pay for it.”
“I think we can walk and chew gum.”
“Somewhat unbecoming of a presidency.”
“The president should be really defending why we are funding such an agency at all.”
Or will he?
“Stop it! Just stop it!”
“There are places where a wall makes sense.”
“Democrats can say, ‘See? He’s not building a wall anymore.'”
“It’s just the way the world works.”
“I did, I did. Absolutely I said that.”
“If he gives in now, that’s the end of 2019 in terms of him being an effective president.”
“I don’t know what the endgame is here. It hasn’t been articulated.”
“We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion…”
“There will be no additional appropriations to pay for the border wall. It’s done.”
“You get into a tinkle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you.”
“He needs to dig in and not give in.”
“We’re not negotiating in the press.”
On second thought?
“The voices he listens to on Twitter are mocking him for being weak.”
“He called the White House yesterday and said it’s over.”
“Democrats wanted a DACA fix. They didn’t get it. The Democrats lost.”