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September 14, 2017

After dining with President Trump on Wednesday night, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the three of them had "agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that's acceptable to both sides." There was some haggling between White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Schumer's spokesman over whether Trump had agreed to DACA without a border wall, but House Democrats who'd met with Trump earlier in the day said Trump had told them his proposed Mexico border wall could be dealt with separately from DACA.

Several high-profile Trump supporters were very angry at the news, and said so on Twitter. Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to deny that a DACA deal had been reached.

Pelosi and Schumer hadn't actually said a deal had been reached, or that Congress would somehow not vote on it, just that Trump had agreed to make DACA into law and not insist on a border wall in the process. Trump had an answer of sorts for that, too.

If that's Trump's definition of a wall, it seems everybody can declare victory. Peter Weber