Today in 5 Lines
Insisting that he hasn’t yet made a formal deal with Democratic leaders, President Trump did not deny reports that he would support DACA protections. “We want to get massive border security. And I think that both Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, I think they agree with it,” Trump told reporters, referencing a dinner meeting he had Wednesday night with both lawmakers. At a news conference, House Speaker Paul Ryan, who did not attend the meal, said “these were discussions, not negotiations.” Trump visited Florida to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced that Trump will visit Puerto Rico, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands, to survey Irma’s destruction and discuss relief efforts.
Today on The Atlantic
A One-Way Fascination: Julia Ioffe investigates why Donald Trump didn’t build anything in Russia, despite repeated attempts to do so.
Not Such an Outsider After All: After showing a willingness to find a permanent solution to DACA, President Trump has proven to be more similar to his Republican predecessors than he campaigned to be. (David A. Graham)
A Waiting Game: A new study found that America’s “racial generation gap” is shrinking. Ronald Brownstein explains how…