Trump’s attempted triangulation on immigration appears to be backfiring among his base of supporters today.
After one of his characteristic late-night tweets, hardline border security conservatives are in a meltdown.
Trump’s tweet is being characterized, more or less, as warmed-over Schumer-Pelosi rhetoric after his dinner confab with them at the White House.
Trump tweeted: “Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!”
Now Ann Coulter is calling for impeachment.
This will not end well, folks, no matter how you slice it.
Here’s more from Redstate…
That didn’t take long. Yesterday, Susan wrote about Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ press briefing answer that sounded an awful lot like the appeal to amnesty we’ve heard before. Last night, Susan told us about the dinner with Schumer and Pelosi. This morning, I broke down the full story on the new amnesty dealand how his base was reacting.
In my article, I noted that today we’d find out if he was going to backtrack or double down.
Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017
At this point, who DOESN’T want Trump impeached? https://t.co/g1mMhmm8ng
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 14, 2017
On it goes like that.
Trump’s tweet is the very essence of an amnesty argument. It is the very philosophy upon which the amnesty argument rests. It is exactly the thing his fervent supporters have been arguing against and yelling about for years. Yes, Donald. Yes, people really want to send every illegal home regardless of how they came here.
The relative feasibility of doing so, or indeed the wisdom of it, are not the point here. The point is that he has been the champion and figurehead for a movement that wants to do the EXACT thing he is tweeting incredulously about this morning as if it’s the first he’s ever heard of it.