I’m curious how this will play out in the Trumpland of America.
A lot of his true believers tenaciously clung to that thin veneer of hope, despite President Trump’s flabbergasting bond with the likes of Schumer and Pelosi. Dismaying as it appears at first glance, many believe Trump was indulging in his mythical 11D Chess and that his cross-aisle shenanigans were a surreptitious ploy to bargain a concession from the Democrats toward construction of the illustrious cornerstone of his Presidency: The Wall.
Well it appears the only conceder is Trump, in the matter of DACA. And the wall…uh. Shelved?
Democratic leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi said following a Wednesday night meeting with President Donald Trump that they have “agreed” to a fix on DACA and resolved iron out a border-security plan — “excluding” the US-Mexico border wall that was one of Trump’s most memorable campaign promises.
In an optimistic statement following the White House meeting, Schumer and Pelosi said the parties 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.”
“We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President,” they said.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders pushed back on that assessment: “While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.”
But a person briefed on the meeting said that the President and the Democratic leaders agreed to legislatively pair the bipartisan DREAM Act with some border security, excluding the wall.
Excluding the wall.
The President has been showering the Democrats with concessions. Football season has begun…
What is the long game?
Or is this the long game? A culmination of sorts.
Which is a very scary prospect.