President Trump 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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