Cotton said Schumer did not want him in the room for the Dreamers’ talks ‘probably because I would get a good deal, and he wants a bad deal.’
By JOHN BRESNAHAN and HEATHER CAYGLE 01/18/2018 07:45 PM EST
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told President Donald Trump this week that there will be no deal on Dreamers if hard-line conservative GOP Sen. Tom Cotton is involved, according to several congressional sources.
Schumer also told the president that he was not being well-served by White House staffers during negotiations over the fate of 700,000 young immigrants who face potential deportation if no deal is reached to protect them.
… Cotton — and his role in the hugely controversial Jan. 11 Oval Office meeting over a potential Senate bipartisan compromise on Dreamers — has become a focus of particular Senate Democrats’ ire. There seems to be something about the Arkansas Republican that especially angers them, and they’re not shy about letting Trump know.
In a brief interview, Cotton said Schumer did not want him in the room for the Dreamers’ talks, “probably because I would get a good deal, and he wants a bad deal.”
The entire Democratic/Graham strategy appears to be to get Trump alone and BS him into a deal that would ruin him.
After all, look how much good trusting Schumer did for the career of President Marco Rubio: