Well, it’s “Executive Time” for Donald Trump and you know what that means, right?
It means extensive “document study.”
I’m just kidding. It’s means watching Fox and tweeting. No, I’m serious. Recall this from Axios:
President Trump is starting his official day much later than he did in the early days of his presidency, often around 11am, and holding far fewer meetings, according to copies of his private schedule shown to Axios. This is largely to meet Trump’s demands for more “Executive Time,” which almost always means TV and Twitter time alone in the residence, officials tell us.
One certainly imagines that “Executive Time” on weekends pretty much means “all day” and on Sunday morning – when he could be tweeting something reassuring to the public after Saturday’s literal ICBM scare in Hawaii – he’s back at it with the DACA tweets.
Trump is furious about this right now because earlier this week, a federal judge in California temporarily blocked his attempt to end the program. That means the administration was forced to resume receiving renewal applications. Here’s the statement from USCIS:
Jan. 13, 2018, Update: Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017.
Meanwhile, the DACA debate now threatens to cause a government shutdown. On Thursday, the President rejected a bi-partisan immigration proposal that apparently included a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children and more $1.5 billion toward that goddamn border wall he wants. But that wasn’t good enough for President “stable genius” who, after reaching peak exasperation, shrieked something about “shitholes” and called it a day.
Fast forward to Sunday and we get this:
DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don’t really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2018
Got that? Now Democrats “don’t really want” DACA – which is weird because they do want it. A lot.
Additionally, Trump is now claiming that Democrats are trying to rob the military which, according to his calculations, “desperately” needs more cash, presumably to protect Hawaii from the threat of incoming ICBMs now that he’s gotten us into a nuclear standoff with North Korea and also to track down “evil” Muslims scheming from their bases in “shithole” countries.
So you know, this doesn’t bode particularly well for next week. Stay tuned because we’re almost sure you haven’t heard that last out of Trump on Sunday.