Trump Tells TV Anchors Before Speech That Border Trip Is Just A Photo Op

on December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 11: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks after signing H.R. 390, the "Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018" in the Oval Office at the White House on December 11, 2018... WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 11: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks after signing H.R. 390, the "Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018" in the Oval Office at the White House on December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS

President Donald Trump told TV news anchors at a lunch before his Oval Office address that his upcoming trip to the border won’t “change a damn thing” and that it’s really just a photo opportunity.

According to a New York Times report, Trump also threw his aides under the bus during the off-the-record meeting, saying that he personally does not want to make the trip.

“But, these people behind you say its worth it,” he said, gesturing to Communications Director Bill Shine, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

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