Tapper noted that Trump told his staff at the last minute he wanted a press conference for the signing of the bill, and they were forced to scramble to get it done. However, the news conference was nothing more than an “airing of grievances,” according to Tapper. “A fake news conference,” he called it.
“That wasn’t even the most unusual aspect of the non-news conference news conference,” he continued. “Nor was it a bill signing, although the White house billed the event as that as well. The bill was not signed during the event. This was more of an airing of grievances. Festivus style.”
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“OK, so, one other pesky little fact here: it is true the Democrats did not go with the deal offered to them by Republicans to fund border wall in exchange for DREAMers,” Tapper explained. “But President Trump is the one that gave the DACA this self-imposed dead line. To sum up the news conference that was held: The president’s continued battle with facts continues unabated, starting with the basics about what the event was, wing the legislation and ending with some basic misunderstandings of governance. it was an unusual signing ceremony torsion say the least.”