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Is Trump Using Fake Poll Numbers to Justify DACA Dealing With Democrats?

Julia Glum
Is Trump Using Fake Poll Numbers to Justify DACA Dealing With Democrats?

President Donald Trump cited an impressively large poll number Thursday to back up his overnight decision to collaborate with top Democrats in an effort to save young immigrants from deportation. Trump, leaving the White House Thursday morning en route to survey Hurricane Irma damage in Florida, told reporters he was "working on a plan for DACA," referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program President Barack Obama established to cover undocumented youth brought to the U.S. by their parents. Trump said "people want to see that happen," including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.