Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will hold a briefing today to discuss the White House’s latest plans and administrative agenda.
The briefing is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. EST.
Today’s briefing is likely to gravitate around the administration’s motion to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed Trump’s decision this morning, stating the Obama-era program was an act of government overreach that benefitted undocumented children at the expense of American citizens.
The announcement is already facing major backlash from critics who say the president is dehumanizing thousands of law-abiding young people for their legal status, even those who obey the law. It also prompted Javier Palomarez to resign from his position on the White House’s diversity council.
It is possible Barack Obama will speak out against Trump’s decision as he promised he would if DACA was eliminated.
Another topic likely to come up is the Trump Administration’s response to the alleged hydrogen bomb test North Korea conducted over the weekend. Trump announced that the U.S. would sell more military equipment to Japan and South Korea, though the Kim Jong Un regime is still making provocative statements despite increased international pressure.
Hurricane Irma is a third subject that might come up at some point in the Briefing Room. Texas and Louisiana are still recovering from the damage Hurricane Harvey caused last week, though recent weather reports indicate that a storm even worse than Harvey could batter Florida in the coming days.
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