Apr 1, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump tells Senate GOP to use nuclear option for immigration laws

President Trump tweeted on Easter morning that Senate Republicans should invoke the nuclear option — killing the 60-vote rule in favor of a simple majority to pass legislation — to move on immigration reform instead of striking a DACA deal with Democrats.

He's said this before. The president called for the same move in January to end the government shutdown.

Trump followed up with more immigration-related tweets, threatening Mexico with the end of NAFTA due to his claim that our southern neighbor is "doing very little, if not NOTHING, at stopping people from flowing into Mexico through their Southern Border, and then into the U.S."

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