Jason Chaffetz Says Americans Want Trump To Work With Democrats

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter

Former GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz defended President Donald Trump’s potential immigration deal with Democrats Thursday, saying Republicans have “to get used to the fact that Donald Trump is going to work with the other side of the aisle.”

“Republicans are going to have to get used to the fact that Donald Trump is going to work on the other side of the aisle. I think that’s what America wants,” Chaffetz told Fox News. “The president wants results. We can’t even get Republicans to vote Republican. If we could do that, then they could actually put bills on the president’s desk.”

Chaffetz said Trump is still on track to pass substantive immigration reform and is sticking to his promise to be a “negotiator” and a “deal maker.”

“No look the president said he’s a negotiator. He’s a deal maker. He hasn’t stepped over the line,” Chaffetz said. “I know there’s a lot of people saying ‘Hey Mr. president don’t give up on your promise of locking down the border. Getting rid of rewards and incentives. No amnesty.’ The president is still on that trajectory,”

Chaffetz suggested the Senate pass DACA, and let the House deal with adding elements of increased border funding to “lock down the border.”

“The Senate should actually pass out DACA and let it sit in the House. And then they’ve got leverage in the House to say, you’re gonna have to fund the wall and you’re going to have to lock down the border. Something that Democrats in the he past used to support. But now that its Donald Trump they don’t want to support it.”

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