Friday, March 1, 2024

Kaine says Trump is lying or is delusional when it comes to DACA


Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine on Sunday said President Donald Trump continuing to blame Democrats for the lack of permanent protections for young undocumented immigrants is a break with reality.

“He is either lying or he is completely delusional,” Kaine said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Last Friday Trump said Democrats were responsible for there being no permanent fix on DACA claiming, “The Democrats fought us, they just fought every single inch of the way. They did not want DACA in this bill.” Kaine noted that then-President Barack Obama established the program to protect DREAMers and that it is Trump who moved to end it.

Trump has repeatedly railed against Democrats on DACA. His comments on Friday were the latest in a string of developments on the immigration program that currently continues to be in limbo.

Kaine also said that lawmakers would continue efforts to reach some kind of permanent shield for DACA recipients, but argued that without a consensus from the Republicans, a solution would require returning his party to power.

“We’re going to keep looking for a solution, but the key is we do not have the support of the White House, we don’t have the support of Republicans,” Kaine said. “We either have to change their minds, or we have to get more Democrats in office.”