Trump opposes top aide on Mexico border wall

Jan 20, 2018, 03:40

Earlier in the day, reports leaked that Kelly described Trump as "uninformed" in a private meeting with House Democrats to discuss DACA amnesty. "I think he's never closed a deal before politically", said Republican Sen. He praised his chief of staff, saying Kelly "has done a really great job". "He is a very special guy".

Lindsey Graham of SC, who has expressed frustration with the collapse of the immigration deal.

"No, he did not say that", Trump said. I dont think - he didnt say it the way you would like him to say it.

"Mexico will not negotiate NAFTA, nor any other aspect of the bilateral relationship, through social networks or the media", it said in its statement.

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"His only frustration is with the media, and thats what that tweet was about".

Even though Mexico has no intention of helping Trump erect his barrier, The U.S. President insisted that will happen "directly" or "indirectly". "But what Kelly is talking about is him listening to experts and folks on the front lines, which is something he said he would do throughout the campaign", Shah said.

CEO and longtime Trump ally Christopher Ruddy told the Post that Trump's rage toward Kelly was because he felt the retired general was speaking out of turn on an issue very dear to the president's base, immigration.

Trump favours making the program part of "a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!" Also known as Dreamers, they are estimated to number around 800,000.

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Trump has suggested that Mexico could finance construction of the wall indirectly through changes to NAFTA.

President Donald Trump is pushing back against his own chief of staff over the border wall with Mexico.

The Congressional Black Caucus and other Democratic lawmakers said on Thursday they were introducing a resolution of disapproval in the House of Representatives to condemn Trump's remarks. Democrats are insisting that a fix to DACA (Deferred Action fo Childhood Arrivals) be part of that bill, allowing children of immigrants who aren't legal citizens themselves to remain in the US under a program created by former President Barack Obama.

After the meeting, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill., one of the participants, put out a statement that Kelly said Trump's views were "not fully informed". Instead, "a physical barrier in many places" is what the administration is requesting. "There was an understanding the concrete wall does not make sense".

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He also reiterated his campaign vow that Mexico will pay for the wall.