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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.

“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.”

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

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


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Longtime Trump loyalist warns the president that his racist tweets are about to permanently stain his image

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On Tuesday, former Trump administration official Anthony Scaramucci criticized President Trump for telling four freshman congresswomen to go back to their own countries. All four are American citizens.

Scaramucci accused the president of playing to his base, in a way that has dangerous manifestations: for the president and the country.

“He’s blowing very hard on a dog-whistle that every ethnic group that’s landed in the United States has had to hear,” Scaramucci told the BBC.

“I don’t think the president is a racist, but here’s the thing: if you continue to say and act in that manner, then we all have to look at him and say, ‘OK, well, maybe you weren’t a racist, but now you’re turning into one.'”

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Ted Cruz defends Trump by comparing him to Twitter trolls who tell him to go back to Canada

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday issued an unusual defense of President Donald Trump's racist remarks against four Democratic congresswomen by comparing the president to an internet troll.

According to Politico reporter Burgess Everett, Cruz deflected criticism of Trump's racist tweets against Reps. Rashiba Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) by arguing that "lefties on Twitter every day" tell him to "go back" to Canada, where he was born in 1970.

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Former Trump communications aide admits to hiring prostitutes

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President Donald Trump's former communications aide Jason Miller admitted to hiring prostitutes in 2015 and 2017, an exclusive report revealed Tuesday.

Mediaite broke the news that Miller had hired "multiple" prostitutes for sexual acts at massage parlors. The comments were part of a videotaped deposition, and Miller confessed that he was using the sexual services as recently as "a few months ago" from the deposition he gave on May 30.

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