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Jeff Flake Actually Had Something Good To Say About President Trump On ‘Meet The Press’

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Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake said President Donald Trump’s framework on immigration has been helpful in crafting legislation and believes the Senate can reach a deal as early as this week.

“I do think that we can get something done this week,” Flake, a Republican, said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “We’re going to have something in the Senate that we haven’t had in a while. It’s a real debate on an issue where we really don’t know what the outcome is going to be. We haven’t done that for a while. But there will be proposals put forward. The president put together a framework that I think is constructive. There are bipartisan groups working, several of them in the Senate, to come to a solution. I think that we can.”

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Host Chuck Todd asked Flake if he could trust Trump and Flake praised the president’s proposals and expressed optimism about a deal getting done.

“We sure hope so. Like I said, what he put out a couple Fridays ago, the framework was actually helpful,” Flake said. “I think there are some changes that need to be made to it, for example, legal immigration cannot go down significantly if we’re going to have a work force that we need for the economy going forward. So there are some changes. I hope that he sticks to it. We have had some issues of him saying this looks good, and we hope you in the House and Senate will work it out and I’ll sign whatever. And then later saying, no, I don’t like this proposal or I don’t like that. But I do think that this week is going to be, like I said, something we haven’t seen before, and I’m looking forward to it.”

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