Graham is praising Trump for all he has done for the nation. He thanks the president for making the tax reforms and rebuilding the military (Woodward 262). Trump seems to love the praise, but he demands 100% loyalty from Graham. In return, the senator tells him that Presidents need people that can tell them the truth as they see it (Woodward 262). Away from that, Trump decides to take a step into solving the immigrant issue. He tweets saying that there can be no DACA without the ‘desperately needed’ wall at the Southern Border and an end to the horrible Chain Migration (Woodward 263). After that, the President calls for a meeting to discuss the future of the ‘Dreamers’, immigrants who came to the US as children and have since attended the US school system. Trump also wants the content of the meeting to be televised. Graham is extremely happy about Trump’s capability to handle such a tough issue effectively. Trump also asks Graham if they can change several liberal laws and Graham gives a hard no accompanied by several reasons (Woodward 264).
Kelly is an immigration hard-liner. He believes that Trump does not understand DACA. Therefore, when Graham and Dick Durbin come to see the President, Kelly aligns several immigration hard-liners in the meeting to help discredit what Graham and Durbin will say (Woodward 264). Graham makes his presentation, but Trump simply retorts and uses offensive words saying that they do not need people from ‘shithole’ countries (Woodward 265). This aggravates Durbin who goes to the press and is subsequently backed up by Graham. Sometime later, Trump fires Tillerson and replaces him with the CIA Director Pompeo, with the President saying that he and Tillerson differed in their thinking.