President Donald Trump rejected a bipartisan deal on immigration on Wednesday, saying that it did not represent the platform he ran on when campaigning for president.
Trump criticized the immigration plan as being “‘horrible’ on border security and ‘very, very weak’ on reforms for the legal immigration system,” Reuters reported.
The deal reportedly demanded protections for “Dreamers” and fell significantly short of Republican goals of reforming the immigration system.
Trump told Reuters, “It’s the opposite of what I campaigned for,” adding that while a deal is still possible, “Time is running out.”
Trump, who said that the Democrats will be responsible if the government shuts down, has repeatedly hammered the left-wing political party for their weak stance on immigration: