Less than 24 hours after the White House pushed back on Democrat claims that a border wall with Mexico will not be part of a DACA deal, critics are now charging President Trump with surrender.
In an exchange with the press today, Trump argued that he’s working with Democrats on the DACA deal because “people want to see that happen.”
Then he dropped the bomb that “the wall will come later.”
How much later and what that will look like remains to be seen, but, Trump assured, funds are being spent on ‘repairs’ to the existing wall.
That sent Laura Ingraham into galactic orbit with this rejoinder, “Let me just get this straight — at these rallies during 2015, 2016, I don’t remember hearing, ‘Repair the fence!…Who the heck said ‘repair the fence?”
There’s a budding coup among Trump loyalists and it could spell defeat for the GOP next year in the House.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
President Donald Trump confirmed to reporters that he was willing to deal with Democrats on amnesty for DACA recipients separate from funding for his promised wall.
“People want to see that happen,” Trump said about amnesty for DACA recipients, repeating the argument that illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children were here “through no fault of their own.”
He said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan were “very much on board” with the plan that would likely include more funding for “massive border security.”
“The wall will come later, we’re right now renovating large sections of wall, massive sections, making it brand new, we’re doing a lot of renovations,” he said to reporters as he left the White House to view the hurricane damage in Florida.
Asked by a reporter if he favored amnesty, Trump replied, “DACA. The word is DACA.”
Earlier in the morning, Trump wrote on Twitter that the wall was “already under construction.”
“The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built,” he wrote.
The WALL, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017