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Ann Coulter is spouting off because she can and wants Trump to know that she is unhappy that he caved on the shutdown.MA
Amy Russo, HuffPost Fri, Feb 15 12:26 PM CST

President Donald Trump’s former hardline supporter Ann Coulter is continuing to turn on him, slamming his national emergency declaration as a way to “scam the stupidest people in his base.”
Coulter, who some have speculated influenced Trump’s decision to stand firm in his demands for border wall funding last December as the federal government spiraled into a shutdown, has been visibly furious with the president ever since he backed down.
In two posts on Twitter Friday, the right-winger claimed Trump’s latest move was all for show:

Ann Coulter
✔ @AnnCoulter

No, the goal of a national emergency is for Trump to scam the stupidest people in his base for 2 more years.

Daniel Horowitz @RMConservative
The goal of a national emergency is to end illegal immigration and cartel smuggling. Building 100-200 miles of fencing gradually will not do it. With this new amnesty,they UACs will come anywhere including points of entry and not only get amnesty for themselves but for those here
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Ann Coulter
✔ @AnnCoulter

The goal is to get Trump’s stupidest voters to say “HE’S FIGHTING!” No he’s not. If he signs this bill, it’s over.

Daniel Horowitz @RMConservative
The goal of a national emergency is to end illegal immigration and cartel smuggling. Building 100-200 miles of fencing gradually will not do it. With this new amnesty,they UACs will come anywhere including points of entry and not only get amnesty for themselves but for those here

Asked Friday about the power of conservative media over his decision-making, Trump claimed not to know Coulter, much to the surprise of many Twitter users who reacted in astonishment and amusement on the social media platform.
Aside from Coulter, a handful of Trump’s Fox News allies initially expressed frustration with the congressional deal on border security, which the president intends to sign.
On Monday night shortly after the agreement was announced, Sean Hannity trashed it as a “garbage compromise” and Laura Ingraham called it “pathetic.” Lou  Dobbs echoed the disapproval, tweeting that it was “an insult to @POTUS and the American people.”
The proposal will give the president $1.375 billion for his border wall while slashing the number of Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds by roughly 17 percent. Trump plans to get ahold of billions more in border funding with his national emergency.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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By Brendan Cole On 1/11/19 at 8:10 AM
Vice President Mike Pence once condemned the declaration of a national emergency in the face of congressional opposition, it has emerged.
As President Donald Trump continues to threaten declaring national emergency over funding for his wall, Pence criticized the attempt by former president, Barack Obama, to do the same thing during a quarrel over immigration reform.
Read more: The shutdown crisis is far worse than either party realizes
Back then, Obama issued an executive order to stop five million immigrants from being deported, after facing opposition from the Republicans who at the time controlled Congress and the Senate.

Pence, who was then the governor of Indiana, said the Obama’s actions were “not leadership” which, he argued, could only come with “finding common ground,” USA Today reported.
“I believe that issues of this magnitude should always be resolved with the consent of the governed,” Pence said in 2014 on a Republican Governors Association panel.
“Signing an executive order, giving a speech, barnstorming around the country defending that executive order is not leadership, the likes of which we practice every day. I would implore the president to reconsider this path,” he said.
Obama faced fierce criticism from Republicans for acting unilaterally, and saw his plan rejected by the Supreme Court in 2016.
But this week Pence continued to defend any prospective unilateral action by Trump, who, he said, had “an absolute right to declare a national emergency.”
Pence’s press secretary Alyssa Farah told USA Today in a statement that the Democrats had refused to negotiate and are “holding the government hostage.”
“As the Vice President said in 2014, and countless times during this current shutdown, House and Senate Democrats must be willing to negotiate a solution for the American people,” Farah said.
The White House is looking to use money in the Army Corps of Engineers budget and a disaster spending bill that includes $13.9 billion allocated for civil works projects to meet the cost of the wall, NBC News reported.
Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported that lawmakers from both parties are bracing themselves for the declaration with the Democrats looking at their options on how to respond.

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Trump is taking legal advice over how he might declare a national emergency and use it to divert funds to meet the $5.7 billion that he seeks for the border wall.

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