Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’

Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter blasted President Trump’s immigration proposal to end a partial government shutdown, suggesting the plan amounted to granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants.

“Trump proposes amnesty,” Coulter tweeted. “We voted for Trump and got Jeb!”

“100 miles of border wall in exchange for amnestying millions of illegals. So if we grant citizenship to a BILLION foreigners, maybe we can finally get a full border wall.”

{mosads}In exchange for funding for a steel barrier at the border, Trump’s proposal included three years of legislative relief for about 700,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients and a three-year extension for about 300,000 refugees covered by Temporary Protected Status. He also proposed increasing funds for drug detection at the border and increasing the number of border agents and immigration judges.

After Trump campaigned heavily on building a border wall during his 2016 presidential run, some of his most far-right supporters have cried foul at any perceived attempt to compromise on immigration. Coulter and other media hosts such as Rush Limbaugh have led the charge to convince the president to stick to his campaign promise.

Coulter told Vice News this week that Trump would be “dead in the water if he doesn’t build that wall.” 

“It’s a textbook example of what the drive-by media calls compromise,” Limbaugh said on his radio show Wednesday. “Trump gets nothing, and the Democrats get everything, including control of the House.” 

The president has proven to be sensitive to critique that he is faltering in negotiations on a border wall. The White House signaled last month that it would approve a Senate-passed spending bill that did not include border wall funds. But Trump declared he would not sign it after facing criticism from conservative allies on Capitol Hill and in the media.

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