Trump Backs Down On Executive Order Talk

President Trump is backing down from a threat to use his executive order power to re-interpret the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. He had floated the idea Tuesday of unilaterally making the change in order to do away with birthright citizenship, which put him publicly at odds with House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he’s changed his tune and now says going through Congress would be best—mostly because that would be permanent, while an executive order can be undone by the next president.

—QUOTABLE: “I’d rather do it through Congress because that’s permanent.” -Trump to reporters at the White House