From Joe Walsh, to Steve King, to Ann Coulter, Conservatives are outraged over the prospect of a deal between President Donald Trump and Democrats on DACA. It is unlikely that their fears that Trump has gone rogue and is preparing to defect will be assuaged by Trump’s words aboard Air Force One Thursday.
Speaking to reporters, the President recalled the GOP’s inability to pass a health care plan, and suggested that future deals with the Democrats could be in the offing.
“I’m a Republican through and through,” Trump said. “But I’m also finding that sometimes to get things through, it’s not working that way. You know, we got very poorly treated on the healthcare plan.”
Trump added, “If we can’t get things fast, we have to go a different route.”
Later, the President spoke specifically about his tax plan, and floated the idea that blue dog Democrats in stated Trump carried — such as Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota — could be with him.
“[T]he Republicans have to stick together better,” Trump said. “They had the votes and then John McCain changed his mind. Pure and simple. If the Republicans don’t stick together, then I’m going to have to do more and more.”
Trump added, “If they’re unable to stick together, I’m going to have to get a little help from the Democrats. And I’ve got that.”
You can almost see the smoke coming out of the ears of Walsh, King, and Coulter.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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