by Ben Dreyfuss
Bill Clark/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom via ZUMA
Democratic Minority Leaders Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) had dinner at the White House tonight and later announced that they’d reached some sort of agreement with President Donald Trump that would involve extending DACA protections and strengthening border security, but not include funding for a border wall.
— Erica Werner (@ericawerner) September 14, 2017
It sounds to me like this actually is not that close to a real agreement, and they have to work out all the things that come with working out actual agreements. But if this is true and such a deal actually happens, it would seem to suggest that Trump has caved on building the wall.
A White House official gave a statement on background that doesn’t deny this, but also doesn’t mention a deal being struck.
Wh statement on the dinner makes no mention of agreement pic.twitter.com/KBfTCmLP4b
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) September 14, 2017
Update, 10:30 p.m. ET: The White House is now disputing Schumer and Pelosi’s account of the meeting, saying that “excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.”
While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 14, 2017