President Donald Trump didn’t win any friends during his meeting with House Republican Conference leaders Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
According to CNN reporter Dana Bash, Trump’s speech was as much about him and his successes with North Korea as it was about immigration.
“They didn’t think he moved the ball very much,” Bash said. “One member said it was uneventful. Well, if the president is coming to rally members to support legislation ‘uneventful’ is not the term you want to describe it. Having said that, there is some hope among the Republicans who are pushing this broad immigration bill that at least his presence here could help.”
The other side of that, however, is that at least one member recalled Trump “saying he was behind a big spending bill. This member voted for it, only to have the president to, in the words of this member, ‘throw them under the bus.'”
Trump also spoke about the migrant children within a political context, saying that it wasn’t good for them politically.
“Talking about the images and the optics about how bad it is politically much more so than about the policy in general,” she continued. “And that rubbed some Republicans the wrong way who I talked to who are saying, ‘Wait a minute, it is not just about the optics it is about what we are doing to these children.'”
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