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Trump Blasts 'Cryin' Chuck Schumer': No Wall, No DACA

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By    |   Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 07:28 AM

President Donald Trump late Tuesday night tweeted a warning to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that if funding for a border wall doesn't come, there will be no Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

His tweet came after reports surfaced earlier in the day that Schumer, D-N.Y., had rescinded his offer earlier in the day to give Trump more than $1.6 billion in border wall funding in exchange for DACA protection for "Dreamers." 

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told Politico that a Schumer aide had told the White House Monday that Schumer's border wall pledge, made on Friday, was off the table.

Trump's tweet also posted shortly after Schumer appeared on MSNBC Tuesday night, where he told "The Rachel Maddow Show" that he'd sat down with Trump on Friday, before the weekend shutdown began, and "offered him quite a bit."

"He made an offer for a wall," said Schumer. "I said 'if we do full Dreamers, we'll give you the deal' and he basically agreed, so, we were close."

Schumer said Trump then "pulled out and backed off, so now I've taken the wall off the table because they backed out of that deal, and then he shut the government down."

The White House has ripped Schumer's version of the meeting, though, with budget director Mick Mulvaney on Saturday accusing him of "mischaracterizing" the last-minute negotiations with Trump. 

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President Donald Trump late Tuesday night tweeted a warning to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that if funding for a border wall doesn't come, there will be no Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. . .
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