- Sep 14
Trump: "The wall will come later"
President Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House for Florida this morning. Andrew Harnik / AP
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement responding to President Trump's morning tweets surrounding DACA, agreeing that there was "no final deal" but rather general agreement on the following terms:
- Trump will encourage the House and Senate to enshrine protections granted by DACA into law.
- There will be a bipartisan border security package that still needs to be negotiated — but it will not include the wall, which Trump plans to continue to advocate at a later date.
Confirmation from POTUS: Leaving the White House for Florida this morning, Trump told the pool that "the wall will come later," adding that a deal is "fairly close" with Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell both on board, but both sides have to "get past the border security."
More quotes from Trump:
- "We're working on a plan — subject to getting massive border controls. We're working on a plan for DACA. People want to see that happen. You have 800,000 young people, brought here, no fault of their own. So we're working on a plan, we'll see how it works out. We're going to get massive border security as part of that. And I think something can happen, we'll see what happens, but something will happen."
- "We want to get massive border security. And I think that both Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, I think they agree with it."
- "Mitch is on board, Paul Ryan's on board. We all feel — look, 92% of the people agree on DACA — but what we want is very, very powerful border security, okay?"
The full Pelosi/Schumer statement: