Senator Flake, Lindsey Graham, President Trump discussed on This American Life

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Lender licensed in all fifty states an mls consumeraccess dot org number three zero three zero to smirk knife myra glass today in our program if you just tuning in we're following senator jeff flake as he tries to the most basic part of his job and that is pass a law that we pay those guys for they seemed to do it so rarely these days at the end of the first half of the show have senator flake and a happy optimistic mood he had an outline to a bipartisan daca deal in hand it addressed four issues the white house away that a few days before the presidency md open it said he'd signed anything plan going forward was this lindsey graham who'd been playing golf with president lately talking about what good friends ar would sell the deal to the president and then we get the president to sell the deal to the american people which means at this point none of the senators are supposed to talk about the deal publicly not yet because they went donald trump to on this deal and sell it that's the only way the house of representatives and the republican base is going to go for the deal and this brings us to act three flakes next at bat when the cats away the mouse he can run around the zoe chase a week up the next morning to mass confusion somehow or other the strategy has gone off the rails i'm on the house side doing another interview but it's easy to track flake he seems to be going from reporter to reporter saying they have a deal i'm reading this on twitter eventually shows up on tv the fact that there is a deal came from senator jeff flake of arizona agreement that were the bipartisan group i'm talking about the six of us working that we're shopping among colleagues now this was not the plant fleet news his name on the deal could kill the deal for the president yeltsin flies arizona's soon as he can on thursdays he's incredibly close to this cheryl the youngest of his five kids senior in high school i'm basically running with him to get to the airport sierra running around the capital saying you've gotta deal.

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