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Sarah Sanders: Trump Not Using 'Code' While Speaking of Immigrants

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By    |   Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:20 AM

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders Wednesday denied Democrats' claims that President Donald Trump used "code" when speaking about Dreamers in his State of the Union speech.

"There was no code," Sanders told CNN "New Day" co-host Chris Cuomo. "He has laid out exactly what he wants to see in an immigration reform plan."

Trump has included items in his plan that Democrats in the past have supported, she said, pointing out that former President Bill Clinton "got a standing ovation for using similar language in one of his State of the Union addresses."

Democrats voted to end the VISA lottery system and support a pathway to citizenship, and Trump laid those out, said Sanders.

"Democrats and Republicans should both be celebrating," she said. "As the president said, everybody didn't get everything they wanted, but the country is getting what they need."

Trump is committed to solving the problem of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and immigration, she added, but Democrats are "sitting on their hands and being angry" rather than negotiating.

She also rejected a Cuomo comment that the president's policy is one of "exclusion," telling him that Trump has gone further than former President Barack Obama.

"He has tripled the number of people he has included in this program," she said. "That is the opposite of exclusion. That is broadening the spectrum and taking it a much step further."

Meanwhile, Sanders said there is no way to do just "partial security" when it comes to immigration.

"It has to be the whole thing, otherwise we're dealing with the same situation in two, three, four, five years," said Sanders. "The president doesn't want to kick the can down the road anymore. He wants to be able to sit down with Democrats, sit down with Republicans and say, 'look, we have a problem with the DACA system. Let's fix it.'"

She also said that Trump "wants people from all over the world" to come to the United States, but to come for the "right reasons," and not to "do harm to our citizens."

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders Wednesday denied Democrats' claims that President Donald Trump used "code" when speaking about Dreamers in his State of the Union speech.
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