Feb 7, 2018

Kelly called potential DACA recipients "lazy" in meeting with Dems

John Kelly at the White House with Jared Kushner

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White House chief of staff John Kelly to reporters on Tuesday on why more than a million potential DACA recipients didn't sign up:

“The difference between [690,000] and 1.8 million were the people that some would say were too afraid to sign up, others would say were too lazy to get off their asses, but they didn’t sign up.”

A source familiar told me it has been Gen. Kelly in at least one meeting who said they were too lazy, and a Democratic senator who countered that they were too afraid to sign up. The White House did not respond to requests for comment.

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