Feeling a little lost on where we’re at with the longest government shutdown in American history?
For “A Closer Look” on Monday, Late Night host Seth Meyers unpacked Donald Trump’s (undeniably breathy) speech about the shutdown, and his rejected deal to end it — and land that $5.7 billion for his border wall.
As Meyers points out, Trump’s deal which — more specifically, three-year extensions on DACA and TPS protections — was rejected by Democrats and hard-line conservatives alike. And as Meyers put it, the offer wasn’t the most solid proposal.
“Trump’s proposal is not amnesty, it’s not even a reasonable deal, and there’s no reason to believe he’ll follow through on it. Remember we’ve been down this road many times with him and every time he’s reneged on his promises,” said Meyers.
“Remember, as early as February 2017, he said he wanted to protect Dreamers, the young undocumented immigrants brought here as children, and that he would be open to a bill that would give them permanent legal status,” he added.
“In September, Trump canceled the program, then in January he told lawmakers he was open to a compromise, and then two days after that he completely changed his mind again.”
Yep, it’s hard to keep up.