Steve King: Looks like Trump is keeping Hillary Clinton's promises

Steve King: Looks like Trump is keeping Hillary Clinton's promises

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Thursday that President Trump appears to be keeping the promises of former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE when it comes to immigration and border security.

“So I think something is going to have to get reversed here with this president's policy or it will just blow up his base. I mean this was a straight-up promise all the way through his campaign,” King told CNN’s “New Day.”

King, a staunch conservative who has long pushed for a strict immigration policy, said he has “market-tested” Trump’s immigration policy over the last 14 years and has debated the issue across the early primary states.

ADVERTISEMENT
“I don't think it's unclear to anybody what those campaign promises were, but it looks to me like he's preparing to keep Hillary Clinton's promise rather than his own.”

King’s comments come after Trump met with Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Crying on TV doesn't qualify Kimmel to set nation's gun agenda Trump knocks ‘fake’ news coverage of his trip to Puerto Rico MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday night at the White House. 

While Pelosi and Schumer after the meeting said they agreed to work towards a deal to protect young immigrants and to address border security, Trump noted in a tweet early Thursday that no deal had been reached yet on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.