Trump calms party

The Nation - - WORLD -

US PRES­I­DENT Donald Trump sought to re­as­sure his camp of his con­ser­va­tive bona fides yes­ter­day af­ter em­brac­ing a deal with op­po­si­tion Democrats that would al­low hun­dreds of thou­sands of young im­mi­grants il­le­gally brought to the United States as chil­dren to stay.

Af­ter be­ing pil­lo­ried by Repub­li­cans fu­ri­ous at his seem­ing re­treat from a pledge to curb il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion, the pres­i­dent weighed in on a host of red-meat is­sues – po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness, ter­ror­ism and ra­cial ten­sions – aimed at as­sur­ing his base that he was not going soft.

No fi­nal deal has been reached, but Trump’s agree­ment to work with Democrats to find a way for the 700,000 im­mi­grants known as “Dream­ers” to re­main in the coun­try legally has roiled his po­lit­i­cal base. Last month he earned praise from con­ser­va­tives for re­scind­ing an amnesty de­creed by his pre­de­ces­sor Barack Obama, which shielded the young im­mi­grants from de­por­ta­tion.

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