GOP Sen Flake: Trusting Trump’s Word ‘Has Been an Issue’

Tuesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said trusting President Donald Trump will not change his mind on policy proposals such as immigration and gun control “has been an issue.”

Partial transcript as follows:

TAPPER: The White House says President Trump still supports raising the age limit for the purchase of certain semi-automatic weapons to 21. You have legislation to do that. He hasn’t mentioned that age limit idea in any of his most recent remarks on guns. There are reports on Capitol Hill that he seems to be walking away from it. Are you worried it will play out the same as immigration reform did.

FLAKE: Yeah I am. That is a concern. I did just hear a few moments ago that he seems to have committed again to that particular item, the raising the minimum age. I hope he has.

TAPPER: I guess the big question for people like you who are trying to get things done and trying to figure out what the president will sign. Are you worried at all that you can’t trust the president to stick by policy proposals, that he might change his mind about the next day?

FLAKE: It has been an issue. You mentioned on immigration there was the talk of the Tuesday president or the Thursday president, and he seems to have changed on a few of those items. It is difficult to negotiate. But I hope that he sticks with this.

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