Stephen Miller orchestrated meeting that prompted ‘shithole’ remark
I seems that Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin were ambushed. They thought they were showing up for some face time with the President, only to be bombarded with anti-immigration propaganda from the hardliners.
Trump changes his mind on DACA about every few hours, depending on the last person to catch his ear, but he's now saying that he won't agree to DACA without a crackdown on sanctuary cities and the funding for the border wall. The Dems are not willing to cut a deal on either of those.
If I were advising the Dems, I'd say make the deal. Not on sanctuary cities. Debate that separately. Get it off the table altogether. But give Trump his freakin' wall. Frankly, the only argument against the wall is that it is a giant boondoggle. We spend a bunch of money for no real gain, so it's a waste of money. I get that. But the damned thing doesn't do any harm, and it puts some Americans to work. The only real reason the Dems oppose it is that they are pandering to their base, exactly what they always accuse Trump of doing. So let's cut the bloviating on both sides, and create a compromise. If the Dems want to play hard ball on the wall, do it this way: make sure the trade-off is a GOOD program for the Dreamers, not one that leaves them in legal limbo, or hamstrung by red tape, or with all kinds of hoops to jump through to establish citizenship. Give them a status that allows them to become citizens if they have spent their time in America acting like good citizens.
Oh, yeah, and if I were Lindsey Graham, I'd tell Trump one more thing: "If I ever see Stephen Miller again ... if he is even anywhere near my range of vision, even on television, I will personally drag him onto the steps of the Capitol and beat him senseless with my cane, as President Andrew Jackson did with Richard Lawrence. If you want your border wall, you need to make that guy our new ambassador to Tuvalu." Well, OK, I guess Lindsey would use a parasol rather than a cane, but same general idea.
Of course, as Dennis Miller would say, that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.