LOOKS LIKE TRUMP IS FINISHING THE JOB.
The Internet has been on fire today as anger has blazed in the guts, hearts, and minds of former Trump supporters.
Maybe Trump is drugged, maybe he wants to be impeached, or maybe he was conning folks from the beginning.
Whatever, it was amusing to listen to Sean Hannity on the radio this afternoon try to spin Trump’s disastrous effort to make nice with the much hated Chuck Schumer and the much ridiculed Nancy Pelosi.
Conservatives are livid after President Trump appears to have made a deal with Democrats in order to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program — claiming he’s abandoning his base and the stringent immigration platform he campaigned on.
Commentator Ann Coulter went on a Twitter tirade Thursday, furious that the president appeared to be reneging on his trademark border wall. “Put a fork in Trump, he’s dead,” the outspoken author and once-fervent Trump ally wrote. “At this point, who DOESN’T want Trump impeached?” And, “If we’re not getting a wall, I’d prefer President Pence,” she added.
To Coulter and others, Trump’s ultimate betrayal came after he met with Democratic congressional leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to try to save the so-called DREAMers who now face the possibility of deportation after Trump’s decision last week to rescind the program put in place by his predecessor, former President Obama.
Democrats on Wednesday night said the deal they made with Trump didn’t include funding for Trump’s border wall. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders soon tweeted that “excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.” However, the president himself seemed to contradict that on Thursday when told reporters that “the wall will come later,” but insisted it wasn’t being abandoned altogether.
Trump underscored that the roughly 800,000 people who would be affected were brought here as children through “no fault of their own.” But one of the bills pushed by Democrats would allow a path for citizenship for those affected — something overwhelmingly opposed by the president’s base. And the fact that DACA was being taken up before anything to address the border wall or border security also inflamed the right wing.
Amid the backlash, Trump insisted to reporters, “We’re not looking at citizenship. We’re not looking at amnesty. We’re looking at allowing people to stay here.”
Ultimately, the specter of a deal on immigration with “Chuck and Nancy” — after caving last week on the debt ceiling and government funding, over the objections of GOP congressional leaders — seemed to be the final straw for many.
“This is not what we voted for,” conservative radio host Laura Ingraham said on her program. “We voted for someone who could do a good deal for the American man and woman.”
One of Ingraham’s callers, Michael from Georgia, lamented that Trump had “duped us.”
“That swamp he was gonna drain… he has jumped into that swamp,” the caller argued.
A caller from Arizona named Jody told Ingraham she was suffering from PTSD — “Pelosi Trump Schumer Disorder. I am done if they don’t build the wall.”
Late Wednesday night after news of the deal broke, Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity seemed to suggest Trump had been duped by Pelosi and Schumer, but that if he capitulated, it would be “over” for him.
Breitbart News’s website — run by Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon — blasted out headlines like “Trump Caves on DACA, Wants ‘Quick’ Amnesty for 800K Illegal Aliens” and “Families of Illegal Alien Murder Victims Confused, Angered by Possible DACA Deal.” It also highlighted a trending topic on Twitter: #AmnestyDon.
On Breitbart’s daily Sirius XM show, Tea Party Patriots leader Jenny Beth Martin said that if a deal does go through, Trump is no different than his despised former rival.
“We voted for Donald Trump because we wanted something different than what Hillary Clinton was gonna give this country… and the deal that we heard coming out of the White House… it’s what we would expect Hillary Clinton to give us,” Martin said.
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, one of the most outspoken anti-immigration members of Congress, immediately blasted the reports of a deal on DACA on Twitter Wednesday night, saying if it was true the president had lost all credibility.
We need the parents of those killed by illegals to come out in force and blast Trump, the Democrats, and the Republican do-nothing Congress.
The pressure needs to be relentless. We can’t let this go.