President Donald Trump held a bipartisan meeting at the White House on Tuesday to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other immigration issues. The president hoped to negotiate a deal that would include the construction of a border wall with Mexico, one of his biggest campaign promises.
As news of the meeting broke, conservative firebrand Ann Coulter had a meltdown on Twitter on Tuesday, accusing President Trump of using DACA to distract from the potentially damaging revelations in Michael Wolff's explosive book, Fire and Fury.
Coulter, a die-hard Trump supporter (until now, apparently), simply could not stomach the idea of bipartisanship on the issue of immigration, exclaiming: "Trump, flanked by Dems & open-borders GOPS, announces plan for 100% open-ended amnesty (per courts)."
Her seething rage flowed through her Twitter fingers: "But don't worry! There will be "border security"! (Political euphemism for: You're not getting wall.)"
To Coulter, any bipartisan discussion over DACA is an orgiastic display of - *gasp* - government officials doing their jobs... and conspiracy: "This DACA lovefest confirms a main thesis of Michael Wolff's book: When Bannon left. liberal Dems Jared, Ivanka, Cohn & Goldman Sachs took over."
Evidently, being accused of and investigated for colluding with a foreign government to steal an election, compounded with nearly two dozen sexual misconduct allegations, plus a little money laundering, pale in comparison to potentially allowing Dreamers to stay in the United States: "Nothing Michael Wolff could say about
@realDonaldTrump has hurt him as much as the DACA lovefest right now."
Trump fired back, insisting that a border wall with Mexico had to be part of any deal: "As I made very clear today, our country needs the security of the Wall on the Southern Border, which must be part of any DACA approval."
On Tuesday, a federal judge blocked Trump's decision to end DACA, which if allowed to proceed, would end up deporting hundreds of thousands of children and students who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents.
US District Judge William Alsup, a Clinton appointee, said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to end the program was based on "a flawed legal premise" and that "DACA was and remains a lawful exercise of authority." Therefore, Ansup ruled that the decision to end DACA "must be set aside." Ansup also stated, "in terminating DACA,” the administration “failed to address the 689,800 young people who had come to rely on DACA to live and to work in this country. These individuals had submitted substantial personal identifying information to the government, paid hefty fees, and planned their lives according to the dictates of DACA."
Early Wednesday morning, Trump jumped on Twitter to malign America's "court system": "It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts."
The construction of a border wall with Mexico, for which Trump would magically force Mexico to pay, was one of Trump's most popular and controversial campaign promises in 2016. Congress has, so far, refused to build it.