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Trump Tries To Slam Democrats Over DACA—But His Argument Has A Glaring Error

Trump Tries To Slam Democrats Over DACA—But His Argument Has A Glaring Error
Updated 3 months ago

With a potential government shutdown looming, much of the political discourse last week was focused around the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which is set to expire within weeks unless Democrats and Republicans can agree on immigration legislation.

Democrats had been trying to use DACA as leverage in their budget negotiations, but the tactics didn't lead to any notable result, as Republicans haven't seem particularly concerned with the fate of the DACA Dreamers.

In the wee hours of Friday morning, a shutdown was avoided after the pass of a $400 billion budget which has votes on both sides of the aisle, all but taking away any leverage Democrats once had in pushing the immigration debate.

In a rather expected turn of events, the President of the United States took to Twitter on Saturday to blame Democrats for the current predicament:

While tweeting that the Democrats held all three branches of government from 2008 to 2011, President Trump appeared to forget that seven out of nine—or roughly 78 percent—of the Supreme Court Justices in 2008 were appointed by Republican presidents. 

This has led many on Twitter to question whether or not the President knows that the Judicial Branch is, in fact, a branch: 

And that was only the beginning of the the tangled timelines of his tweet:

Much of the country remains unsurprised at the President's inability to tell it like it actually is:

Now, the nation holds its collective breath to see if Democrats and Republicans can somehow reach a bipartisan immigration deal that includes protections for Dreamers before March 5th, when the program is set to expire.