President Donald Trump sent out a tweet Thursday on the now-revoked Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the request of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), according to press reports.
Trump tweeted that those who benefitted from DACA had "nothing to worry about," adding, "No action!"
For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about – No action!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2017
But shortly afterwards, journalists at a variety of outlets reported that Pelosi spoke on the phone with Trump in the morning to request the tweet. While some wrote Pelosi called Trump, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said Trump called Pelosi.
— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) September 7, 2017
Unwrapping confusion. Pelosi DID encourage Trump to issue DACA tweet. It is wrt deportations. It appears renewals still have Oct 5 deadline
— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 7, 2017
Per a top house aide, Pelosi shared with Reps at whip meeting this AM that she spoke to trump this morning and asked him to tweet this. https://t.co/QCbzSp3JdZ
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 7, 2017
Correction, TRUMP called PELOSI, not other way around https://t.co/pMpjDc3voj
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 7, 2017
Trump's acquiescence comes a day after the president shunned Republican leaders in Congress and sided with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) in negotiations over raising the debt ceiling.
UPDATED 10:29 A.M.: This article was updated with Haberman's tweet.