McConnell: Senate Will Consider Immigration Deal ‘As Soon as We Figure Out’ What Trump Supports

On Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) let loose about his disappointments with his newfound friend President Donald Trump. Graham insinuated they were on the verge of a bipartisan immigration deal at 10 a.m. Thursday, only to have Trump rip the rug from beneath it two hours later. “I don’t know where that guy went,” Graham said at a hearing. “I want him back!”

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also went there on Trump’s uneven leadership — but in a more passive-aggressive way.

While talking about weakening discussions to attach a DACA compromise and border security to the government-funding bill that is due Friday, McConnell suggested that the White House had failed to even make its demands known.

“I’m looking for something that President Trump supports, and he has not yet indicated what measure he is willing to sign,” McConnell said. “As soon as we figure out what he is for, then I would be convinced that we were not just spinning our wheels.”

When asked about immigration McConnell said, “I’m looking for something that President Trump supports, and he’s not yet indicated what measure he’s willing to sign.”

He added, “As soon as we figure out what he is for, then I would be convinced that we are not just spinning our wheels going to this issue on the floor, but actually dealing with a bill that has a chance to become law and therefore solve the problem.”

(Related: John Kelly speaks on Trump’s immigration terms — Trump not “full informed” when promised to build the wall)

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