CNN political analyst Van Jones went off on Saturday at President Donald Trump’s political quandary over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act.
Ryan Williams — former spokesman for 2012 Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) — said that “hopefully” Congress can get something done on DACA before the mid-January deadline arrives.
“Ana,” Jones said to anchor Ana Cabrera, “he is the person that ended DACA. If he wants DACA, he can just reinstate it.”
“This whole thing is just Kabuki theater at the circus,” Jones said. “He created a crisis so that he could get his wall, which he now admits he doesn’t even need his wall, and he’s mad that the Democrats won’t do what he — .”
Jones shook his head.
“There is no DACA crisis,” he said. “Donald Trump could re-instate DACA tomorrow and we could move on.”
Kabuki is an ancient Japanese form of gesture-based dance that originated in the dry riverbeds of Kyoto in the 17th century. Because the art uses slow, minimal gestures to convey whole skeins of meaning, it is used to describe political acts that are only for show and have no basis in reality.
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