Less than one week after Donald Trump
blindsided Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell when he struck a deal with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer
to raise the debt ceiling, the president has enraged his base and confounded Washington by reaching across the aisle again. Following a dinner at the White House
at the invitation of the president, the Democratic leaders declared Trump agreed to extend protections for young undocumented immigrants without the promise of funding for his controversial border wall--a critical sticking point for Democrats. "We had a very productive meeting at the White House
with the President. The discussion focused on [the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals]," Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement. "We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that's acceptable to both sides."