Listen: Trump pushes earmarks as smart policy

Listen: Trump pushes earmarks as smart policy

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery 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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