On Thursday afternoon during a White House press conference, President Trump was asked about whether or not he will repeal DACA.
Here is the answer he gave:
Trump on DACA: “DACA is a very difficult subject for me … We have these incredibly kids in many cases.” https://t.co/7ECvEIlgkk
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) February 16, 2017
And here is our transcript of what he said:
“We’re going to show great heart. DACA is a very, very difficult subject for me. I will tell you. To me it’s one of the most difficult subjects I have. Because you have these incredible kids, in many cases, not in all cases. Some of the cases, they’re having DACA and they’re gang members and they’re drug dealers too. But you have some absolutely incredible kids. I would say, mostly. They were brought here in such a way… It’s a very, very tough subject. We are going to deal with DACA with heart. I have to deal with a lot of politicians, don’t forget. And I have to convince them that what I’m saying is right. And I appreciate your understanding on that. But the DACA situation is a very, very… it’s a very difficult thing for me because I love these kids. I love kids. I have kids and grandkids. And I find it very, very hard doing what the law says exactly to do. And you know, the law is rough. I’m not talking about new laws. I’m talking the existing law… is very rough. It’s very, very rough.”