The White House is firing back at Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer for offering, then rescinding, a “phony” and “bogus” deal to support border wall funding in return for an immigration package that protects illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children.
“He comes over here with a phony plan and a fake promise,” White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said Tuesday on Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime.”
A Schumer aide confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that the leader withdrew his offer of a boost in funding for the president’s proposed border wall. It was initially made during negotiations over the government spending bill with the president last Friday, the aide said.
Schumer’s office says he 'pulled the wall offer' on Sunday.
But Gidley said they didn’t take the offer seriously, saying the Democrat offered less than one-tenth of what was needed to secure the border in his “bogus negotiation.” The administration wants $18 billion dollars for a border wall.
“You can't rescind money you never really offered in the first place,” he said.