The White House Tuesday omitted from a transcript of his bipartisan meeting on immigration a comment that he would like a “clean” bill that allows fixes DACA to allow “dreamers” who came to the United States illegally to stay. By “clean,” we mean that there would be no provisions strengthening border security in return as part of the measure.
“Would you be agreeable to that?” asked Sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
Trump replied: “Yeah, I would like — I would like to do that. Go ahead. I think a lot of people would like to see that, but I think we have to do DACA first.”
But the transcript released Tuesday said removed all the “go ahead” stuff and simply said, “I think a lot of people would like to see that, but I think we have to do DACA first.” A “corrected” version was put out Wednesday.
“Transcripts of the President are released as prepared by career employees in the White House stenographer’s office. The press office does not tamper with official transcripts, and corrects errors as needed,” said Deputy White House Press Secretary Raj Shah.
Yeah, well, not likely.