Trump told CBP head he’d pardon him if he were sent to jail for violating immigration law
The only question now is what will be the spin? Will he say “Border? I don’t know anything about the border. It’s not my thing.” Or will he say, “Oh, I was just kidding! Get a grip! You can’t recognize a joke when you hear it?” Either way, the loyalists will be satisfied, and go back to chomping at the trough (if they ever stopped).
During President Donald Trump’s visit to the border at Calexico, California, a week ago, where he told border agents to block asylum seekers from entering the US contrary to US law, the President also told the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Kevin McAleenan, that if he were sent to jail as a result of blocking those migrants from entering the US, the President would grant him a pardon, senior administration officials tell CNN.