As usual, Donald Trump managed to undermine the message from the White House in one tweet — a walk-back of sorts about the rescinding DACA program — that shows he’s weak and indecisive.
Well, Trump tweeted that he will act if Congress doesn’t pass legislation to replace the DACA program in six months. Um, wasn’t that the whole reason why Barack Obama had to sign an executive order instituting DACA?
Trump tweeted: “Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can’t, I will revisit this issue!”
Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017
You can’t make this stuff up….I guess the backlash is getting under his orange skin. I feel a tweetstorm coming on. This tweet shows that Donald Trump is weak and indecisive on big issues.
Reaction on Twitter:
If you have a policy position lasting more than four hours, consult your doctor. It's not normal in your case. https://t.co/EZkb9i9gD6
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) September 6, 2017
If you don't want to end DACA then…your Administration shouldn't end DACA. You can't blame Obama for your cruel incompetence. https://t.co/qp0BqAnNP0
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) September 6, 2017
Huh? How is a DACA recipient supposed to process this? What present and future do they plan around? https://t.co/U0fpGVhj0K
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) September 6, 2017
The fact that Dreamers are forced to determine their life plans based on your pathetic tweets is unconscionable. https://t.co/Ht4OoNI9aK
— Neera Tanden🖖🏼 (@neeratanden) September 6, 2017
— State of Resistance (@AltStateDpt) September 6, 2017
Whoa. Trump is effectively pledging to reverse his own decision, which he claimed was unavoidable because the rule of law demanded it. https://t.co/QNVvf0hKhE
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) September 6, 2017
This, in tandem with Sessions statement, is totally incoherent. But that's just how the Trump administration rolls…out awful policy ideas. https://t.co/rZbzRGZddO
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) September 6, 2017
He's already undermining his own deadline. Deadlines don't work if you do this. He really is just terrible at this. https://t.co/6on1frpPsZ
— David S. Bernstein (@dbernstein) September 6, 2017
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) September 6, 2017
Is he backtracking? https://t.co/jDec2wuGuo
— Perry Bacon Jr. (@perrybaconjr) September 6, 2017
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) September 6, 2017
My adage is Trump always caves. Less than 12 hours of being the goat and he begins to fold
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) September 6, 2017
Playing with people's lives is not a game. https://t.co/cRnQxZqIBL
— Vanita Gupta (@vanitaguptaCR) September 6, 2017
"I do not not support the opposite of the thing which I unsupported this morning"https://t.co/YnVnM7AbaB
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) September 6, 2017
— Lisa Hoffman (@HoffmanlLisa) September 6, 2017
WTF?!?! He has no idea what fear he caused. This is cruel and needs to be addressed. The GOP can excommunicate him from their party! https://t.co/DBlazHz39m
— Stacey McCormick (@TaoOfPooh) September 6, 2017
Trump's base should not overlook this is at least the 3rd time in 24 hrs Trump has said he supports DACA.
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) September 6, 2017