Graham, who has blamed the White House staff but not the President, had previously spoken up to the President after Trump made the alleged comments about “s-hole” nations.
Here is part of what Graham said today:
The White House staff I think is make the White House staff I think is making it very difficult. I enjoy working with them but let me give you two examples of the problem: there was a handout given to the bipartisan group last Tuesday for the president did a masterful job on television for 55 minutes regarding border security. it was a very detailed border security plan that I could support and Phase 2 but not phase 1. the president looked at it and said "who did this? this is way too much, i didn't approve this" t
Then we also heard the president say that the18 billion dollar request for border security was too much, I could do it for less. and I think you can. so what does the White House staff do a couple of days later? they pitch a proposal for 33 billion--so that's just not credible. I've talked with the president ,his heart is right on this issue and I think he's got a good understanding of what will sell and every time we have a proposal it is only yanked back by staff member. As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration we're going nowhere. He's been an outlier for years. There's a deal to be had.
DACA Plus for more border security funding--I heard Chuck Schumer say that he agreed to more wall funding which I think is absolutely appropriate and we're going to have to do something with legal immigration increases because we don't have the workers we need.