Trump to GOP: ‘Stop Wasting’ Time With Immigration Until ‘Red Wave’ in Midterm Elections


President Donald Trump suggested that Republicans give up on trying to work on an immigration bill until the midterm elections, where he predicted a “red wave” will elect more of his party to Congress.

In a series of tweets sent Friday morning, Trump bemoaned that the filibuster rule requires 10 votes in the Senate from Democrats in order to pass an immigration bill.

“Elect more Republicans in November and we will pass the finest, fairest and most comprehensive Immigration Bills anywhere in the world,” he wrote. “Right now we have the dumbest and the worst. Dems are doing nothing but Obstructing.”

Trump then pretty much gave up on any chance of an immigration bill, writing that “Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November.”

“Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem,” he added. “We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!”

Trump (perhaps inadvertently) forced Republicans, long resistant to bringing a comprehensive immigration bill to a vote, to consider two bills this week thanks to the outcry that met his policy of separating migrant children from their families at the border.

The House vote on a “compromise” bill was pushed until next week.

The president might be optimistic thinking that a “red wave” of Republican success will be the story of the midterm elections, where Democrats have a solid advantage, and may take back the House.

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