Listen: Trump pushes earmarks as smart policy

Listen: Trump pushes earmarks as smart policy

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff: Surveillance warrant docs show that Nunes memo 'misrepresented and distorted these applications' Chicago detention facility under investigation following allegations of abuse of migrant children Ex-Trump aide: Surveillance warrants are 'complete ignorance' and 'insanity' MORE on Tuesday surprised many by embracing legislative earmarks as smart policy, even though his party made a show of banning the practice in 2010.

His comments came during a White House meeting about immigration, convened by the president with lawmakers from both parties, from which emerged a general agreement to shield so-called Dreamers from deportation.

On today's AM View, Alexis Simendinger talks with a congressional expert who says Trump is not alone in his enthusiasm for earmarking as a valued tool.

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