The Wall Street Journal editorial board shredded President Donald Trump for not taking a 2018 deal that included funding for his border wall — because his xenophobic adviser Stephen Miller told him not to take it.
Trump, the board noted, has signaled his dissatisfaction with former House Speaker Paul Ryan regarding the failed Congressional negotiations for the wall.
“I’m very disappointed at certain people, a particular one, for not having pushed this faster,” the president has said.
“As it happens, Mr. Trump’s history is also blinkered,” the Journal‘s editors wrote. “In February 2018 he was offered a deal that included money for the wall in exchange for legalizing the Dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But the President walked away because White House aide Stephen Miller and GOP restrictionists told him he’d be better off making immigration an election issue.”
When the president took the advice of Miller and those Republican advisers, the board noted, the result was 40 lost GOP House seats.
“That wasn’t Paul Ryan’s fault,” the editors noted.
Read the entire editorial via the Journal.