President Trump told aides he wanted to sign a full immigration bill as part of an executive order, which one administration official described as an “insane idea.” Lawyers told Trump that he can’t change immigration law by fiat, said a person familiar with the discussions.
The president invited families of Americans killed by those in the country illegally to tell their stories of being “permanently separated” from their loved ones, an implicit comparison to the temporary family separations of his hard-line policy.
Wilbur Ross’s statement, which said he was considering the question before a Justice Department request, sparked speculation that unreleased documents may exist showing he was discussing the issue far earlier than he’d indicated.
President Trump called Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) a “nasty guy,” eliciting boos and nervous laughter. Zero lawmakers of two dozen questioned by The Post backed up Trump’s claim that they “applauded and laughed loudly” as he dissed Sanford, but few called him out for his false portrayal.
As the Mexican presidential election nears, the social media giant is trying to battle abuses and fake news. But the trickiest area for the company has been domestic disinformation sources that are harder to stop than foreign operators because of free speech issues.