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White House transcript from immigration meeting omits Trump agreeing with Sen. Feinstein on a clean DACA bill

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During a bipartisan White House meeting on immigration Tuesday, Republican leadership tried, and failed, to keep Donald Trump in line with the GOP agenda—leading the official White House transcript of the meeting to omit a key moment of agreement between the president and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

As the Washington Post reports, at one point in today’s striking meeting on immigration reform, Trump told Feinstein he’d “like” to pass a clean DACA bill that would protect children brought to the United States illegally without provisions for increased border security.

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“Yeah, I would like to do it,” Trump said when asked if he would support such a bill.

“Mr. President, you need to be clear, though,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) reportedly interjected. “I think what Senator Feinstein is asking here—when we talk about just DACA, we don’t want to be back here two years later. You have to have security.”

As the Post notes, in its official transcript of the meeting, the White House struck Trump’s “I’d like to do it” from the record. A White House official told the Post’s Phillip Rucker the move was “unintentional.”

As the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reports, this isn’t the first time the White House has omitted inconvenient remarks by Trump.

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Of course, that’s not really how “the record” works.


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‘Morrison in the USA sucking up to Trump’: Aussies furious to see prime minister campaigning for Trump

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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared at a rally in Ohio Sunday, prompting Aussies to complain that it's unacceptable for their leader to be campaigning for Trump.

Trump invited himself to a Houston, Texas rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he tried to campaign for the U.S. president with Indian-American voters. Sadly, however, nearly 80 percent of Indian-American voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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