BETRAYING THE BASE?

Trump’s Reported DACA Deal Greeted With Scorn by His Base

Shortly after news broke late Wednesday that President Trump reportedly reached a deal with Democrats on a legislative fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Republicans and Trump supporters alike expressed disgust with the move. The deal, announced by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), would reportedly exclude funding for Trump’s promised border wall with Mexico. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) tweeted that if the news is true, “Trump base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable and disillusioned beyond repair. No promise is credible.” Another GOP aide said, “Maybe tomorrow he'll support NAFTA.” Right-wing news site Breitbart, where Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon is back pulling the strings, didn’t mince words with a flurry of stories lambasting “Amnesty Don” for his decision to “cave” and “surrender” on the border wall. Fox News’ Sean Hannity also slammed the move, taking to Twitter to urge Trump to “stay the course and keep his promises or it’s over.” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has disputed Schumer and Pelosi’s claims about the border wall funding and called their Wednesday night announcement “misleading.”