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PoliticsCoulter calls border agreement Trump's 'Yellow New Deal'

22:46  12 february  2019
22:46  12 february  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Coulter rips Trump, GOP for backing funding deal

Coulter rips Trump, GOP for backing funding deal Conservative commentator Ann Coulter on Thursday slammed the news that President Trump will sign off on a border security deal brokered by Congress, calling it "selling out" GOP constituents. "GOP motto: NEXT TIME! We're selling out our constituents this time -- but we'll get to our promises NEXT TIME. We thought Trump was different," Coulter tweeted in response to an announcement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that Trump would sign the legislation and declare a national emergency at the border. GOP motto: NEXT TIME! We're selling out our constituents this time -- but we'll get to our promises NEXT TIME. We thought Trump was different. https://t.

Coulter calls border agreement Trump's 'Yellow New Deal'© Getty Coulter calls border agreement Trump's 'Yellow New Deal' Conservative commentator Ann Coulter ripped President Trump on Tuesday, saying he is "afraid" to fight for a border wall and calling a bipartisan compromise to avert a government shutdown his "Yellow New Deal."

"Trump talks a good game on the border wall but it's increasingly clear he's afraid to fight for it," Coulter tweeted to her 2.13 million followers. "Call this his 'Yellow New Deal.'"

The tweet from Coulter, who has repeatedly criticized the president in recent months for not securing the necessary funds to build a wall along much of the U.S.-Mexico border, comes as Trump mulls signing off on the compromise reached by Republican and Democratic lawmakers Monday night.

Trump on Ann Coulter: 'I don't know her'

Trump on Ann Coulter: 'I don't know her' The president denied commentators like Coulter and Fox's Sean Hannity pushed him to declare a national emergency. Trump declared that national emergency Friday, a step likely to be quickly tied up by legal challenges, while also signing a massive, largely bipartisan funding bill that contains no money for a border wall but will avert a second government shutdown. Coulter was unimpressed with the compromise. The conservative pundit wanted congressional funding for a wall and doubted an emergency declaration would be enough.

She also warned in a tweet late Monday that the U.S. "will become a socialist country" if the president doesn't get the wall built.

Trump in December stopped following Coulter on Twitter after she declared she would no longer support his reelection if no progress has been made on the border wall by 2020 and currently follows only 45 people and entities, including several Fox News hosts.

"Why would you [vote for him again]?" the provocative author and columnist asked during a Daily Caller interview on Dec. 20. "To make sure, I don't know, Ivanka [Trump] and Jared [Kushner] can make money? That seems to be the main point of the presidency at this point."

"They're about to have a country where no Republican will ever be elected president again," she added. "Trump will just have been a joke presidency who scammed the American people, amused the populists for a while, but he'll have no legacy whatsoever."

Trump on Tuesday told reporters during a Cabinet meeting at the White House that he wasn't happy with the deal reached the evening before.

"I can't say I'm happy. I can't say I'm thrilled," Trump said.

House expected to vote on border deal Thursday evening.
The bipartisan border deal struck by top appropriators in both chambers is slated to come to the House floor for a vote at 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. The agreement provides $1.375 billion dollars to build 55 miles of a barrier along the southern border, the amount included in the fiscal 2018 bill. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The legislation - which is needed to avert a second partial government shutdown ahead of Friday's deadline - is expected to narrowly pass the lower chamber.

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