President Trump Believes He "Won on DACA" after Supreme Court Ruling


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Last week, the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration's effort to end Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

However during a rally on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma President Donald Trump told his supporters, "We actually won on DACA."

"People don't understand, but we actually won on DACA yesterday. We actually won, because they basically said 'You won, but you have to come back and redo it.' It's almost like, 'Gee, come on back, your paperwork was no good.' But we're gonna be refiling. Don't let it get you, everything's going to work out really good. Everything's gonna work out OK."

"I mean, it woulda been nice if we'd won it. Everybody said, 'Oh, you're gonna win DACA. You're gonna win DACA. That's easy, you're gonna win DACA. That's easy.' They all said it, and they came back and they said, 'We don't like what you did with the paperwork,' essentially. So we're refiling it. Most people would say that we lost. We didn't lose, we're gonna refile it. And everything is going to work out for the young people—most of whom aren't so young, by the way—but we're gonna work it out for everybody," Trump added.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the attempt to end the DACA program was "arbitrary and capricious," and why it was ruled 5-4 by the Supreme Court.

The president's comment about "paperwork" is most likely referencing Roberts decision regarding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had not "complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action."

"Here the agency failed to consider the conspicuous issues of whether to retain forbearance and what if anything to do about the hardship to DACA recipients. That dual failure raises doubts about whether the agency appreciated the scope of its discretion or exercised that discretion in a reasonable manner," Roberts said. "The appropriate recourse is therefore to remand to DHS so that it may consider the problem anew."

But before Saturday, the president was upset about the Supreme Court's ruling.

"These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives," Trump wrote Thursday.

"Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn't like me?" he added.

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