President Trump only talked about separating kids from their families in the context of political optics — not the actual policy, according to a GOP member.
He told GOP members, who attended a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill Tuesday, that “the crying babies doesn’t look good politically,” the member said.
This member said the President did not convince him to vote for the leadership bill because he never actually said he supported it.
He just kept saying that he supports both House bills.
“Is that how you come and rally support for a bill?” this member said.
The member continued: “I don’t want to be set up again like I was with the Omnibus. He said he supported it then threw us all under the bus.”
The speech was mostly his greatest hits about how popular he is. He even reprised his line about being able to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue, indicating that’s how popular he is.
He also chastised them for not supporting him enough, saying some red State Democrats treat him better than some of the House Republicans.