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Conservatives Lose their Minds Over Trump’s DACA Deal with Pelosi, Schumer

U.S. President - Donald Trump
U.S. President - Donald Trump

Right this minute there is a ‘you said, they said’ argument going on between President Donald Trump on one side, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer on the other, over whether they reached an agreement on DACA last night.



But that has not stopped conservatives from losing their collective minds over the issue.

Conservatives in and out of government are furious that Trump would even consider any kind of deal on DACA, the Obama administration program that protects up to 800,000 young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, from deportation.

RELATED: Trump Willing to Compromise on Border Wall, Democrats’ DACA Demands.

Pelosi and Schumer met with Trump for dinner last night at the White House and came away with the impression that they had a deal that includes enhanced border security excluding a wall that also stops the Trump administration from deporting DACA recipients.

Following the dinner with the president, Pelosi and Schumer released a joint statement saying “we agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides.”



Republicans quickly expressed outrage. This morning Trump sought to calm the nerves of his party by claiming no such agreement was reached.

“No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The president tweeted that the wall “already under constructiion” will conrinue to be built.




But Trump appeared to contradict himself moments later, tweeting that “nobody wants to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military.”

Despite the denials, Trump later appeared to repeat the parameters of the agreement as he left the White House this morning for his trip to Florida to survey damage from Hurricane Irma.

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These denials by Trump however, did not quell the anger on the right as conservative leaders said the president has sold out his base with this deal. Some even called for his impeachment.

Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) who has been a supporter of President Trump and his hard-line policy on immigration tweeted that Trump “leads with Amnesty 2017.”

“Reagan led with Amnesty, 1986. Bush43 led with Amnesty ’06, Obama led with Amnesty ’13. All failed so…Trump leads with DACA Amnesty 2017,” he tweeted.






U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wasn’t happy with the deal either.

Fox news host Sean Hannity said he blames Republicans. “They caused this. They wanted him to fail and now pushed him into arms of political suicide.”




Breitbart, the conservative site run by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, called Trump “Amnesty Don.” while right-wing activist Ann Coulter suggested impeachment.

But all is not gloom and doom on the right. A few Republicans lauded Trump for making a deal to save DACA recipients. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona and Rep. Peter King, R-New York congratulated Trump.

 

 

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