Ingraham Warns Trump: The Base Will 'Revolt' If Immigration Promises Aren't Kept
Laura Ingraham warned President Trump on Wednesday that he will face a "political revolt" from his base if he reneges on his core campaign promises on immigration and the border wall.
In her "Angle" commentary, Ingraham played angry responses from some of her radio listeners to President Trump's bipartisan meeting on immigration reform, where cameras were allowed in to see the conversation. Much of the discussion focused on a fix to allow DACA recipients to stay in the U.S.
Trump raised some eyebrows and drew criticism from hardliners like Ann Coulter when he seemingly softened some of his stances on amnesty and the wall.
Today's BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Miles completed yesterday-Zero; Miles completed since Inauguration-- Zero. NEXT UPDATE TOMORROW.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 11, 2018
During the meeting, Trump called on lawmakers to come up with a "bill of love" to keep hundreds of thousands of so-called DREAMers from having to leave the country, but also to deliver on his promise of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Ingraham said the statement was "the language of the left" and it reminded people of the immigration reform proposals of Jeb Bush, a 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida governor.
She said Trump may also be playing a "smooth game" with both parties on immigration reform, while at the same time taking tough actions popular with his base.
"I'm going to wait to see what the final DACA proposal looks like. But if it doesn't include a real wall, expect a political revolt from the base, which means losing the House and maybe even losing the Senate," she warned, adding that an end to chain migration must be in any final bill.
"If we lose the House and Senate, who will be left to defend the president?" she asked.
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