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Trump "hopeful" for a DACA deal with Democrats

Trump left the White House for Camp David early Saturday morning. Photo: Chris Kleponis / Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Trump said he's "hopeful" for a deal with Democrats to protect Dreamers and added that Democrats feel the same way. He made the comments to the White House press pool at Camp David, where he's meeting with Republican lawmakers.

The backdrop: This week, ahead of a bipartisan meeting between lawmakers and White House officials, Trump tweeted that Democrats "are doing nothing for DACA," and that supporters of DACA and Hispanic-Americans will start "falling in love" with him.

One more thing: Trump told reporters that the day's meetings at Camp David have covered the budget, national security, infrastructure and DACA. But noticeably absent from Camp David is Attorney General Jeff Sessions, even though he was the one to announce the end of DACA in Trump's place.