President Donald Trump said Wednesday he “can use executive power” to push his immigration agenda forward now that Democrats have taken the majority in the House of Representatives.
“I think that some of it I can use executive power,” Trump explained in response to a question from Breitbart News during a White House press conference.
The president recalled that former President Barack Obama used executive power to grant amnesty to thousands of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, even though it was tangled up in the court system.
“It’s obviously going to be determined by the Supreme Court,” he said.
Trump was optimistic that he could make a deal with Democrats after the Supreme Court ruling on Obama’s DACA agenda.
“I think we could really do something having to do with DACA,” he said.