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President Trump is betting that his base will give him wide latitude to pursue an immigration deal with Democrats despite the outburst of anger from prominent voices on the right.
Conservatives pundits like Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham denounced Trump’s pursuit of an agreement as a betrayal. GOP Rep. Steve King (Iowa) warned the president risked fracturing his base.
But other prominent Trump supporters, including pundits Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and the hosts of “Fox and Friends,” gave him cover.
Limbaugh blamed the news media for peddling a false narrative about the president’s dinner last week with Democratic leaders, where a plan to help young undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. was discussed.
Source: The Hill