Trump is Right About This:
President Donald Trump endorsed earmarks at a White House meeting on immigration reform on Tuesday, arguing that it would help build coalitions to pass legislation.
Trump told congressional lawmakers, “I think we should look at a form of earmarks. One thing it did is it brought everybody together.”
“This system really lends itself to not getting along. It lends itself to hostility and anger. They hate the Republicans and they hate the Democrats,” Trump added.
The 45th president said, “Maybe we should think about it and maybe we should put better controls in because it got out of hand. Maybe that will bring people together.”
The president suggested that reviving earmarks could help restore some level of bipartisanship in Washington, D.C.
President Trump said, “It’s going to bring you together.”