Conservatives Recoil at Trump’s Accommodation With Democrats Over DACA

Jeremy W. Peters – The New York Times:

President Trump came under withering attack on Thursday from some of his strongest supporters, who were outraged and unforgiving about his decision to set aside, for now, a fight over building the border wall he has long promised as part of a deal with Democrats on legislation to protect young, undocumented immigrants.

The tentative arrangement, which the president hashed out over dinner on Wednesday night at the White House with the top-ranking congressional Democrats, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, set off accusations of betrayal and renewed nagging doubts about whether Mr. Trump was in jeopardy of alienating some of his most ardent backers on the right.

There is no-one and nothing Donald J. Trump will not betray. In this case I’m gladdened by his betrayal of conservative cheerleading for a budget busting border wall with Mexico. I do wonder, though, if he’ll betray the Democratic leaders with whom he hashed out this deal.

Trump blows with the wind. Retaliation by conservatives over setting aside border wall construction and renewing DACA is blowing like a hurricane. Look for a reversal at Trump’s earliest convenience.

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