>> Deal or no deal? Wall or no wall? Those questions looming large Thursday, after US President Donald Trump dined with top Congressional Democrats to discuss several policies including DACA. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy implemented by President Obama and recently rescinded by Trump. A flurry of Thursday morning tweets from the President, indicating no deal had been reached with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and others, to protect young undocumented immigrants.
Trump appearing to insist that any DACA deal would need to include funding for a border wall, which Democrats vehemently oppose. But hours later indicating the wall may not need to be tethered to DACA.>> The wall will come later. We're building four different samples of the wall, to see which one we're going to choose.
And the wall is going to be built, it'll be funded a little bit later.>> So where exactly does the DACA deal stand? Reuters political correspondent, Ginger Gibson.>> People close to Trump have often said that he'll agree with the last person to make an argument with him in the same room.
And we may be seeing a little bit of that playing out. Donald Trump had dinner last night with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and they emerged and said we convinced him. We have a deal to extend DACA, and everything's great. The backlash was quick, and ferocious, and we saw him seem to back pedal a little bit from that this morning.
Saying no, no, no there wasn't a deal, and then arriving in Florida and saying there could be a deal. We're clearly in a level of confusion, and I think we're seeing the President's growing pains continue to play out. He frustrated that Republicans in Congress, despite controlling both chambers, couldn't pass anything.
Decided to go start making deals with Democrats, found that Republicans didn't like it when he made deals with Democrats. And we're seeing all that sort of play out in a very short period of time.>> The most dramatic repercussion, inflaming the far-right wing of the Republican party. Who view Trump's latest comments as an about face on DACA and a softening of his strict campaign stance to build that wall.
A headline on alt-right site Breitbart with former chairman Steve Bannon back in the fold blaring, Trump Caves on DACA. And conservative representative Steve King of Iowa tweeting, if there is a deal, quote the Trump base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond repair. No promise is credible.
President Trump ultimately saying he and lawmakers are close to a deal. Adding somewhat vaguely that any deal would need to include quote, border security measures.