White House transcript fails to include line from Trump on clean DACA bill

The official White House transcript of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE's comments on immigration failed to include a line from the president regarding a clean bill to address recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

During the meeting on Tuesday, Trump was asked by Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinLawmakers feel pressure on guns Feinstein: Trump must urge GOP to pass bump stock ban Florida lawmakers reject motion to consider bill that would ban assault rifles MORE (D-Calif.) if he would support "a clean DACA bill."

"Yeah, I would like to do it," Trump said during the meeting, according to The Washington Post.


House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyTrump talk riles advocates on both sides of gas tax House GOP pushes hard-line immigration plan as Senate deals fail Speculation swirls about Kevin McCarthy’s future MORE (R-Calif.) then told the president he needed to be "clear."

“I think what Senator Feinstein is asking here — when we talk about just DACA, we don’t want to be back here two years later. You have to have security," McCarthy said during the meeting.

The White House's official transcript did not include the line from Trump saying, "Yeah, I would like to do it."

A White House official said anything left out of the transcript was not done on purpose, according to the Post, and that the conversation's context was clear. The White House later sent out a corrected version of the transcript.

Later in the meeting, Trump said: “We do a Phase 1, which is DACA and security, and we do Phase 2, which is comprehensive immigration."

Trump on Tuesday said lawmakers should pass a "bill of love" to resolve the fate of young undocumented immigrants who benefit from an Obama-era program he scrapped last year.

“I hope we’re going to come up with an answer for DACA,” Trump said at an extraordinary televised session in the White House Cabinet Room with lawmakers from both parties.

The unusual setting allowed Democrats and Republicans alike to exchange their views on-camera for roughly an hour over the complicated immigration talks.