Breitbart labels Trump ‘Amnesty Don’ after Dems claim DACA deal

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Breitbart News is labeling President Trump “Amnesty Don” after Democratic leaders said Trump agreed to work toward a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

The website gave Trump the label “Amnesty Don” in a headline on its homepage that links to an article titled “Report: Trump caves on DACA, wants ‘quick’ amnesty for 800K illegal aliens.”

Breitbart’s article accuses Trump of a “full-fledged cave on the issue of giving amnesty to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens currently protected by an Obama-created executive immigration program.”

The label, “Amnesty Don,” was previously used by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. The “Morning Joe” co-host gave Trump the title last year after Trump appeared to shift on the issue of immigration. 

{mosads}The Trump administration announced last week it was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era program that offered a temporary reprieve from deportation to certain young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

On Wednesday night, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement following a dinner with Trump that they 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.”

The White House quickly pushed back on that statement, saying that while border security and DACA were discussed, the president didn’t agree to exclude funding for the border wall from the package.

Trump also rejected the statement, saying early Thursday there was no deal made on DACA.

In subsequent tweets, Trump appeared to defend DACA recipients, questioning why people would want to throw out “good, educated and accomplished young people.”

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