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Trump's aides reportedly fear he might not 'fully grasp the details' of his DACA decision

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed Friday that President Trump was taking his time to work "through every bit" of the issue before he made a decision on whether to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program. But a report published by The New York Times on Tuesday — the day the Trump administration officially announced that DACA was being rescinded — suggested that Trump may have left some bits unworked through:

As late as one hour before the decision was to be announced, administration officials privately expressed concern that Mr. Trump might not fully grasp the details of the steps he was about to take, and when he discovered their full impact, would change his mind, according to a person familiar with their thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity without authorization to comment on it. [The New York Times]

Whether or not he fully grasped the implications of ending a program that protects individuals who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, Trump on Tuesday went ahead and set the process of rescinding DACA into motion.

It's unclear when Trump will realize the decision's "full impact," however, if he hasn't already. Read more about Trump's DACA decision at The New York Times.