Dana Bash Praises Trump Over Immigration Meeting: ‘This Is the Presidency Many’ Thought He Was Capable Of

Earlier today, President Donald Trump invited the press pool to cover a bipartisan Congressional meeting on immigration in what was billed as an effort to let the public see how the sausage is made on legislation. It also seemed to be an attempt by the White House to do a pivot in the wake of questions about the president’s fitness for office, especially as Trump appeared engaged and cordial during the whole meeting. And it appears that the cable news pundit class was taken in. Following the meeting, CNN’s Dana Bash heaped praise upon Trump for allowing the press and allowing them to be a “fly on the wall” during a Capitol Hill negotiation. “I’m really not convinced that it would have been any different had the cameras not been in there,” Bash noted. “I was just communicating with two Republicans in that meeting who said they had no idea the cameras were going to stay in there as long as they did.” The CNN correspondent then said that she was sure she was going to get “hit” for her next remark but that she “didn’t care.” “The bottom line is this is a year ago, this is the presidency that many people thought Donald Trump was capable of,” Bash declared. She continued, “We don’t know if this is a results-driven debate, but just the notion of him being in command — of him wanting the cameras in there and wanting the cameras to see him sitting at a table with Republicans and Democrats and playing the role of a dealmaker — this is what people who had high hopes for the Trump presidency thought it would be. Meeting after meeting like this.” Watch the clip above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] — Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona

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