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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:55 am

Staunch conservative allies of President Trump have erupted in anger and incredulity after Democrats late Wednesday announced that the president had agreed to pursue a legislative deal that would protect thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation but not secure Trump’s signature campaign promise: building a massive wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Nearing midnight and into Thursday, social media accounts came alive as elected officials and activists on the right dashed off tweets and posts to share their shock.

And in between those posts, there was a flurry of fuming calls and text messages — a blaring political fire alarm among Trump’s die-hard supporters.

“The reality is sinking in that Trump administration is on the precipice of turning into an establishment presidency,” Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign adviser, said in an interview early Thursday morning.

While the initial wave of fury could change direction as new details emerge, the torrent represented the first major break of Trump’s devoted base from the president on a core issue.

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Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), one of the GOP’s biggest immigration hawks, issued a dramatic warning to the president after he scrolled through news reports.

“If AP is correct, Trump base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond repair,” King tweeted, referencing an Associated Press story on the bipartisan agreement.

He added, “No promise is credible.”

Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, who is friendly with Trump, mocked him for seeming to shelve the pledge that has animated his supporters since his campaign’s launch.

“Exactly what @realDonaldTrump campaigned on. Not,” Ingraham wrote on Twitter. She later added, “BUILD THE WALL! BUILD THE WALL! … or … maybe … not really.”

Trump tried to calm the conservative outrage early Thursday in a series of tweets that insisted the border wall “will continue to be built” and that no deal was hashed out with Democrats on the undocumented young immigrants known as “dreamers.”

“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, referring to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, an Obama-era program that has allowed 690,000 “dreamers” to work and go to school without fear of deportation.


Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) talks with President Trump in the Oval Office on Sept. 6. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
As he departed the White House on Thursday en route to Florida, which has been ravaged by Hurricane Irma, Trump told reporters that “the wall will come later … The wall is going to be built, it'll be funded a little bit later.”

“We are working on a plan for DACA,” Trump said, calling the negotiations “fairly close” to concluding. Congressional Republican leaders, he added, were “very much on board” with his position.

Conservative polemicist Ann Coulter, who wrote a book titled “In Trump We Trust”, did not buy the president's explanation.

“At this point, who DOESN'T want Trump impeached?” Coulter tweeted on Thursday morning.

Breitbart News, the conservative website now run by former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, quickly became a gathering place for aggrieved Trump backers. Readers congregated by the thousands in the comments section for an article with a bright red headline: “Amnesty Don.”

Days earlier, Bannon said on CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he was “worried about losing the House now because of this, because of DACA,” arguing that Republican voters would lack enthusiasm for Trump and the party if they felt it was drifting to the center on immigration.

“If this goes all the way down to its logical conclusion, in February and March it will be a civil war inside the Republican Party that will be every bit as vitriolic as 2013,” Bannon said, referencing the stalled fight that year over a comprehensive immigration bill. “And to me, doing that in the springboard of primary season for 2018 is extremely unwise.”

“This a betrayal of the highest order,” a Breitbart editor, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said in a phone call late Wednesday. “Donald Trump should be ashamed of himself. He wasn’t elected to do this.”

The editor was mostly echoed by the site’s readers:

“Put a fork in Trump. He is done.”

“PRIMARY TIME!!!!”

“What a HUGE let down.”

“I can reconcile Trump caving on virtually any issue, Amnesty and not building the wall are not one of them.”

Adding to the tumult in the deep of night: conflicting accounts over what exactly Trump and Democrats had brokered.

Aides to Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asserted that Trump had agreed not to request wall funding as part of their pact to soon move legislation to help undocumented immigrants who are protected under the executive order.

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted at 10:21 p.m.: “While DACA and border security were both discussed, excluding the wall was certainly not agreed to.”

Eleven minutes later, Matt House, an adviser to Schumer, tweeted: “The President made clear he would continue pushing the wall, just not as part of this agreement.”

Sanders’s Twitter assurance, however, did little to calm the roiled voices, especially in the populist-nationalist wing of the Republican Party — a wing deeply linked to Trump.

“Deep State Wins, Huge Loss for #MAGA,” Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs tweeted, alluding to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.

Others who have supported Trump’s immigration positions took a wait-and-see approach amid the chaos.

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“My sense is that he told Chuck and Nancy what they wanted to hear, and they heard what they wanted to hear. I think there could be some mischief-making on the part of Schumer since the White House is walking it back,” said Mark Krikorian, an immigration hard-liner who runs the Center for Immigration Studies, in an interview.

Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, tweeted Thursday that his efforts to work with Democrats on immigration policy were "undercut" by Trump's moves and asked the White House staff to "brief me."

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:56 pm

Cool

Good one,  Ben  !!!

Another "melting moment" for those clueless 'snowflake' try-hards of the GOP/Tea Party extreme..

Over the last couple of days our little floptard chum 'SmellybumBandit' has been proving on here that he can be just as big a melting little "snowflake" as any of those overly-sensitive 'chardonnay socialists' over on the left;  (I know, I know, previously it was only Stormee and NIT that were such obvious extreme right-wing "snowflakes..".)

Now however, here we're witnessing whole swags of whinging and whining alt.right, KKK, neo-nazi, white supremacist goons and goonettes flooding Breitbart and FoxNews after the reality of political compromise and good ol' "horse trading" in the White House hits home..

== Dummy spits and collective meltdowns on a massive scale... Basketball

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Post by Guest on Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:35 pm

Any chance of a bit of summarising??

So many worse makes my head hurt

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Post by Guest on Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:36 pm

smelly-bandit wrote:Any chance of a bit of summarising??

So many worse makes my head hurt

Eh?

Can we have that in something understandable?

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Post by Guest on Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:39 pm

Thorin wrote:
smelly-bandit wrote:Any chance of a bit of summarising??

So many worse makes my head hurt

Eh?

Can we have that in something understandable?

You don't understand that??

I thought poor English and spelling mistakes where your forte

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Post by Guest on Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:41 pm

smelly-bandit wrote:
Thorin wrote:

Eh?

Can we have that in something understandable?

You don't understand that??

I thought poor English and spelling mistakes where your forte
Clearly, you seem to have taken the crown smelly.

Laughing

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Post by veya_victaous on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:00 am

http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/trump-reportedly-flipflops-on-paris-climate-deal-decision/news-story/1ba2b54d6c0614f49379ea7ce0721cc5

And Backflip number 2 by Trump

IN A stunning about-face, the Trump administration will not pull out of the Paris climate deal after all, according to a European Union official.
The United States will “not renegotiate the Paris Accord,” but instead will review its terms, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete told the Wall Street Journal.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:09 am

Another of the many take aways from this is that Trumpsters are actually believing that hated MSM over their cult leader. That is a massive loss for the fake president and one he may not overcome.

But at least he still has his British nut huggers, despite the fact that American Trump supporters see the British as wimpy socialists.

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:49 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:Another of the many take aways from this is that Trumpsters are actually believing that hated MSM over their cult leader. That is a massive loss for the fake president and one he may not overcome.

But at least he still has his British nut huggers, despite the fact that American Trump supporters see the British as wimpy socialists.

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