- The Washington Times - Friday, June 22, 2018

President Trump on Friday called for Republicans to hold off on immigration legislation until after the midterms and argued there is a double standard for his administration.

The president accused Democrats of sharing “phony” emotional narratives. He also argued that Obama’s policies did not receive the same criticism as his.

Mr. Trump pushed for more Republicans to be elected to tackle the immigration issue, arguing they’re needed to overcome obstruction on Capitol Hill.

Mr. Trump, who has called for a legislative fix repeatedly on immigration, is now suggesting Republicans wait until after the midterms.

Mr. Trump accused the Democrats of blocking negotiations throughout the week.

The fight over immigration reform on Capitol Hill continues Friday. The hard-line Goodlatte bill failed Thursday afternoon, and the vote over the compromise bill is delayed until next week as Republicans work to gather votes.

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