A stunningly large percentage of President Trump's supporters approve of his decision to compromise with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. A new The Economist/YouGov poll released Wednesday revealed that 49 percent of Trump voters approve of Trump's decision to cut a deal over dinner with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to pass a law granting permanent legal status to DREAMers, immigrants protected under DACA who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children. Thirty-nine percent disapprove of the compromise Trump struck just days after rescinding DACA.
That wasn't all that Trump's supporters approved of him working on with the Democrats. The poll also revealed that 72 percent of Trump voters approve of the president working with Democrats on health care, 73 percent approve of across-the aisle work on tax reform, 66 percent approve of bipartisan efforts on immigration issues, and 62 percent approve of Trump teaming up with Democrats on the environment.
The poll surveyed 1,500 respondents from Sept. 17-19. Its margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points. Becca Stanek
Donald Trump has slammed the federal judge overseeing civil fraud lawsuits against Trump University as having "an absolute conflict" presiding over the litigation because he is "of Mexican heritage." Only it turns out, the judge might be even more American than Trump is — at least if you measure by the years their families have lived in the country.
U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel was born in Indiana, the son of a Mexican immigrants. Curiel's father, however, arrived in the U.S. in the 1920s and went on to become a citizen and a steelworker, Talking Points Memo reports. Trump's mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, arrived in the United States from Scotland in 1930 — and didn't become a U.S. citizen until 1942.
It all just goes to show, the next time Trump wants to "insult" someone, he might want to do his homework first.
Correction June 6: This article originally stated that Judge Curiel's father emigrated from El Salvador. He in fact emigrated from Mexico. We regret the error. Jeva Lange