WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS– President Donald Trump was back in the mountain state for the third time since becoming president to speak to the Republican Congressional Institute.
The speech followed much with what we heard during Tuesday’s State of the Union. Touting his accomplishments so far…
“We have fulfilled far more promises than we promised. They are having a hard time with that. I call it promises plus.”
And focusing on the future with one hot button topic seeming to take precedence.
“7 in 10 Americans support an immigration reform package that includes a permanent solution on DACA. I’ve been hearing about DACA for so many years. Some people call it dreamers. It’s not dreamers. Don’t fall into that trap. It’s much different than dreamers. We have dreamers too. We have dreamers in this country too. You can’t forget all dreamers I have a lot of dreamers here.”
This is an issue that West Virginia lawmakers feel is important to their constituents.
Senator Shelley Moore Capito said, “West Virginians are very fair. They are very fair minded folks, but they also believe in the rule of law. Coming into this country illegally is very tough to swallow for a lot of West Virginians who work hard everyday and do it the right way and do it the legal way.”
Representative Evan Jenkins said, “Candidly it was an outrage to me to see the Senate Democrats shut down the federal government over the DACA issue. This is something we need to deal with. I am a strong believer in border security. I fought on the appropriations committee to make sure the funding for the wall is there. We need stronger border security.”
Congress is expected to take up an immigration bill in the coming weeks.
For now, it’s safe to say the president has once again enjoyed his time in the mountain state.