Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was overheard Thursday discussing President Donald Trump with some of his aides.
“He likes us. He likes me, anyway,” Schumer was heard saying on the Senate floor by a nearby CSPAN microphone.
The CSPAN video containing the comments only showed the front of the Senate floor, making it unclear who Schumer was speaking to at the time.
Schumer’s comments were in response to a dinner he had with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Wednesday night at the White House with Trump.
“Here’s what I told him: ‘Mr. President, you are much better off sometimes stepping right and sometimes step left. You have to step just in one direction, you’re boxed,’” Schumer said.
Schumer’s remarks were in reference to Trump holding meetings recently with congressional leaders to find a bipartisan solution to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“He gets that. We are always going to work it out, and it will make us more productive too,” Schumer said.
Several conflicting reports have been issued since Trump met with Pelosi and Schumer Wednesday night to discuss immigration reform.
In a joint statement Wednesday night following their meeting, Pelosi and Schumer said Trump had agreed to support legislation keeping DACA in place without receiving guaranteed funding for the border wall in exchange.
Reports suggested that they had reached an agreement to pass DACA legislatively and only enhance border security measures without a border wall along the southern border between the U.S. and Mexico.
Prior to leaving for Florida Thursday to examine the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Trump told reporters that he may accept increased border security measures rather than immediate funding for the wall.
“The wall will come later,” Trump said.
“We’re right now renovating large sections of wall, massive sections, making it brand new,” Trump said. “We’re doing a lot of renovations, we’re building four different samples of the wall to see which one we’re going to choose, and the wall is going to be built, it will be funded a little bit later.”
Trump sent out a series of tweets Thursday morning saying that no deal had been agreed to during the meeting.
No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017
“Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military?” he tweeted.
He continued: “They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own – brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security.” (For more from the author of “Chuck Schumer Caught on Hot-Mic Making Comment About Trump” please click HERE)