Iowa congressman, secret border control agent, and "man who can't forget what he buried in that cornfield" Steve King (R) is intrigued by Trump's order to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but he's skeptical that Trump's hates immigrants as much as he does.
King would seemingly prefer if Trump were a man after his own heart.
“I have talked with him privately about it. It’s not as clear to me as I would like it to be,” King said.
“You don’t know where the President stands on DREAMers at this point?” CNN’s Kate Bolduan asked.
“Well, I know what he said throughout the campaign. And I’m watching what’s happened since then,” King said. “He hasn’t said he wants to grant them amnesty. But he has said that he’s going to end this program in six months.”
While it is clear to me personally that Trump is a stone-cold racist in the image of Steve King, I can understand why King may be skeptical.
It's difficult to ascertain what Trump believes or if he even truly believes anything and, following this vague tweet, it would understandable if hardliners doubted his commitment.
Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2017
"I will revisit this issue" said the master deal-maker.
Contrary to Steve King, I'm more sure that Trump is racist than I am that he's committed to any particular policy.