DENVER — There was a deal, then there wasn’t.
The drama over whether President Donald Trump and top Democrats reached a deal over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program left many of Colorado’s 17,000 recipients in limbo in the past 24 hours.
“It was a roller coaster of emotions going between hopefulness going between anger,” Ana Rodriguez said.
“We are hearing he is going to work with us and then he is saying he wants increased border militarization. That’s not what we want so I’m frustrated. I don’t know what to believe.”
So what is going on?
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi emphasized it was others who interpreted a deal had been reached, saying, “We had an agreement to move forward.”
Trump also said there was no deal but hinted there is room for one.
“We are talking about taking care of people that were brought here, people that have done a good job,” Trump said. “Ultimately, we have to have the wall. If we don’t have the wall we are doing nothing.”
Meanwhile, the right is becoming furious at the president over a DACA compromise.
Brietbart News, which helped elect Trump, posted “Amnesty Don” and conservative Ann Coulter tweeted, “At this point who doesn’t want Trump impeached?”
“President Trump is going to be under a lot of pressure,” GOP analyst Sandra Hagen Solin said, speaking to the unhappiness some on the right may feel.
“He sees the Democrats as folks who are willing to deal and perhaps the easier path to getting his agenda done.”