WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would make a deal on immigration only if he sees it as beneficial for the country.

 

"We'll make a long-term deal on immigration, if and only if it is good for the country," Trump said, according to a statement read to reporters by spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

 

(The story was corrected to show attribution in headline and first paragraph to Trump from White House)

 

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Katanga Johnson; Editing by Tim Ahmann)