In front of thousands of cheering conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. on Friday, President Donald Trump said that Democrats now refuse to even talk to him about illegal so-called “Dreamers.”
“The Senate Democrats and House Democrats have totally abandoned DACA,” Trump told the packed crowd. “They don’t even talk to me about it. We want to do something about DACA, we want to get it solved after all these years.”
“It’s very possible that DACA won’t happen,” Trump warned. “And it’s not because of Republicans. It’s because of Democrats.”
Trump had also mentioned the negotiation breakdown on Twitter earlier —
For those of you who are still interested, the Democrats have totally forgotten about DACA. Not a lot of interest on this subject from them!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 23, 2018
“We are calling on Congress to build a great border wall to stop criminals and drugs from pouring into our country — and now they’re willing to give us the wall, but they don’t want to give us the laws to keep these people out,” Trump said at CPAC. “I don’t want people coming into this country based on a lottery. I want people coming into this country based on merit.”
“I want people who have skills and can support themselves financially and contribute to our economy and support our people and share our values and love our country,” the president said to a cheering crowd. “I want people coming in that will work. I don’t want people coming in the way they do now. I want people who will come in that will contribute.”
Trump then read a poem from a piece of paper warning of the dangers of illegal immigration and a breakdown in law and order —
— CPAC 2018 (@CPAC) February 23, 2018
“That’s what they’re doing for our country folks … Well, we love our country and we’re going to take care of our country,” Trump said.
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The president of the American Conservative Union, Matt Schlipp, announced earlier that CPAC had the largest crowd ever this week packed into the Gaylord Hotel in Washington, D.C. to see Trump speak.
— Stephen Dietrich is the Associate Publisher of The Horn News.