Trump allies push border road show
President Trump spoke for 13 minutes in the Diplomatic Reception Room yesterday. Photo: Pete Marovich/Getty Images
What they're saying: “He needs to go on offense and take the message outside the Beltway,” a Senate aide told Axios. “He loves rallies. He could do three a day! All he has to do is show up and say: 'Make me an offer to reopen the government.'"
Trump offered a three-year extension of protections for DACA recipients (roughly 700,000 people) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, in exchange for $5.7 billion for a border wall.
Axios' Alayna Treene reports that Jared Kushner said at a meeting with reporters after the speech: "This could be a step toward broader immigration reform."
- Vice President Pence said: "There is no amnesty in the president's proposal. There is no pathway to citizenship in this proposal."
- "Translation: The WH is looking for Dems to break ranks with Pelosi and Schumer and support Trump’s plan."