Trump says he's 'fairly close' to legislative deal on Dreamers

Posted at 6:09 AM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 13:42:42-04

According to ABC News, President Trump said he's "fairly close" to a deal with Congress that would protect young undocumented immigrants who came into the country illegally as children and address border security. 

Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a trip to Florida that the border wall, a core campaign promise and source of contention with Democrats, "will come later." 

Trump said he spoke with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and the Republicans are "very much on board."

In a tweet today, Trump dismissed suggestions that he struck a deal with congressional Democratic leaders at a dinner last night. 

He tweeted, ""No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote." 

"The wall, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built."