Trump reportedly complains about traveling to Canada | House Republicans to meet for immigration talks with no deal ...
President Donald Trump isnât exactly happy about his plan to fly to Canada on Friday, the Washington Post reports.
As the Post writes, Trump has vented privately about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as their trade tensions have spilled into public view. And he has mused about finding new ways to punish Canada in recent days, frustrated with the countryâs retaliatory trade moves. Trump has also complained to aides about spending two days in Canada for the Group of Seven summit, believing the trip is a distraction from his upcoming Singapore meeting with Nor th Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the Post wrote, citing three people familiar with Trumpâs views.
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No North Korea meetings: As Trump prepares for his summit with Kim, Politico reports National Security Adviser John Bolton has yet to convene a Cabinet-level meeting to discuss it. Thatâs a striking break from past practice that suggests the Trump White House is largely improvising its approach to the unprecedented nuclear talks, Politico says. The report says Trump has driven the preparation almost exclusively on his own, consulting little with his national security team outside of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Immigration talks set as DACA is sticking point: House Republicans will meet for potential make-or-break immigration negotiations Thursday as they struggle to strike a deal that unites GOP moderates and conserva tives â" with citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients remaining the major sticking point, NBC News reports.
NBC says the closed-door session comes after a small group of leaders representing factions within the House GOP conference failed to strike an agreement during a meeting with Republican House leadership Wednesday. The stalemate puts a weeks-long effort to reach a compromise in jeopardy. As NBC says, Republican leaders, who were reluctant to address immigration before the midterm elections, are trying to stave off whatâs known as a discharge petition by helping broker a compromise. If the petition moves forward, it would force floor votes on four different immigration proposals.
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Democratsâ message: Not just âanti-Trumpâ: As congressional Democrats build their message for the midterm elec tions, it canât just be that theyâre not Donald Trump, says one of their leaders.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told CNN âwe canât just be anti-Trump.â The New York Democrat said the president âmakes the anti-Trump argument himself.â Schumer said Democrats were instead building out their messaging and platform on issues like health care and infrastructure. âIn 2016, maybe there was too much emphasis just on negative Trump (messages),â Schumer said when asked about the perception of his party by many as elitist and disconnected.