Listen: Trump pushes earmarks as smart policy

Listen: Trump pushes earmarks as smart policy

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser 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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