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Fri Jun 22, 2018, 03:20 PM

How Donald Trump killed the immigration bill with 1 tweet: CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/22/politics/donald-trump-immigration-tweet/index.html

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
Updated 11:36 AM ET, Fri June 22, 2018

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CNN) For weeks, House Republican leaders have been working behind closed doors to thread the needle on an immigration bill that could secure the support of the bulk on their conference.

On Friday morning, President Donald Trump ended all that with a tweet.

"Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November," Trump tweeted. "Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!"

Now. The so-called "compromise" legislation -- constructed by House Speaker Paul Ryan to make moderates and conservative happy -- was already on life support before Trump came in and pulled the plug. A vote on the measure was originally scheduled for Thursday. It was then set for Friday. Then late Thursday, it was postponed until next week as GOP leaders insisted they saw a glimmer of hope to write a bill that might actually pass the House.

That hope is dead now. Imagine you are a conservative Republican resistant to the "compromise" bill because it provides a path to citizenship for DACA recipients. You now have every reason in the world not to come to the table and take a tough vote. The President literally said there was no point!

(rest of article at link above)

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2018, 03:32 PM

1. There will be a red wave in November - the blood from the political mauling of Republicans!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2018, 03:39 PM

2. We'll see about that.

People are pretty pissed off and the moron cares about PR and TV optics more than anything. There are over 400 rallies scheduled for June 30th.....that number will be getting bigger since this planning began only 2 days ago. All of this before he heads to Europe...maybe he won't come back.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 22, 2018, 03:41 PM

3. He really doesn't know what he has done, Yes people are pissed off at Trump..no text.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jun 22, 2018, 05:19 PM

4. He can't run away from this, it's only going to blow up more.

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