Trump’s White House is known for its careless mistakes, yet all of the White House’s “mistakes” appear to play in Trump’s favor. The latest White House gaffe to come under scrutiny is the critical remark made by President Trump that mysteriously failed to appear on the official White House transcript.
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle met with President Trump on Tuesday to discuss the future of Dreamers, who are immigrants protected under Obama’s DACA program. Last year, Trump made the controversial decision to end the DACA program.
During the meeting on Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California asked Trump if he would sponsor “a clean DACA bill.”
According to the Washington Post, Trump responded, “Yeah, I would like to do it.”
Sen. Feinstein: "What about a clean DACA bill now, with a commitment that we go into a comprehensive immigration reform procedure?"
— CNN (@CNN) January 9, 2018
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) then jumped in to instruct the president that he must be “clear.” McCarthy stated, “I think what Senator Feinstein is asking here — when we talk about just DACA, we don’t want to be back here two years later. You have to have security.”
Trump’s “Yeah, I would like to do it” comment didn’t appear on the official White House transcript. The White House denied omitting the critical line purposely and affirmed that everything in the transcript was clear.
Should the White House be held accountable for botching the transcript?