WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Immigration (all times local):
President Donald Trump was confused when he said he wouldn’t support a “moderate” immigration bill that aligns with his administration’s own stated goals.
That’s according to a senior White House official speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the president’s thinking.
Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday when he said on Fox News that he was looking at two immigration bills expected to be voted on by the House next week, but that he “certainly wouldn’t sign the more moderate one.”
The official said the president believed the interviewer, Steve Doocy, was referring to a separate push by Republican moderates to force a floor vote on a number of immigration bills — not the comprise bill negotiated by the party’s conservative and moderate wings, with the White House’s input.
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