On Wednesday’s “CNN Newsroom,” Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) stated President Trump and his plan have been “schizophrenic” on the issue of immigration.
Gallego said, “Paul Ryan, Speaker Ryan, has been very weak. He is hiding from the Freedom Caucus, and that’s the kind of leadership that we don’t need right now. We need someone that’s going to have a spine, that will allow this type of deal to come to the floor so we can work it out. We also need President Trump to stop being so schizophrenic when it comes to these negotiations. This type of deal has been on the table before. He has said, in the past, that he would take it, and then he wouldn’t. And now we have no idea where he lies.”
Anchor Brooke Baldwin then asked, “You think the president’s schizophrenic, or you think his plan is schizophrenic? Just so I’m clear.”
Gallego answered, “I think both, to be honest. We have had many conversations with him and his administration and they’re all over the place. And again, that wouldn’t be so bad if Speaker Ryan actually had some modicum of leadership in terms of the House.”
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