In a series of tweets Sunday morning, President Donald Trump lashed out at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Democrats for rejecting his proposal offering temporary protections to some undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border security funding. The president accused Pelosi of behaving “irrationally” for turning down his offer.
In one tweet, Trump wrote: “Nancy Pelosi has behaved so irrationally & has gone so far to the left that she has now officially become a Radical Democrat. She is so petrified of the ‘lefties’ in her party that she has lost control.” He added in another tweet, “Nancy Pelosi and some of the Democrats turned down my offer yesterday before I even got up to speak. They don’t see crime & drugs, they only see 2020 – which they are not going to win.”
The president presented what he called a “compromise” bill aimed at reopening the government, securing border wall funding, and providing legal protections for some undocumented immigrants during an address on Saturday in the Diplomatic Room of the White House, Democrats swiftly panned the offer as dead on arrival because it did not offer permanent protections for some immigrants after details of the proposal leaked to the press ahead of the president’s announcement. Pelosi called Trump’s proposal a “non-starter.”
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