Ann Coulter appears to be upset with the White House after President Donald Trump’s decision to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), but not for the same reasons as the president's liberal critics.
The controversial commentator shared a number of tweets on the subject on Tuesday, following the announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the White House is rescinding the policy and a subsequent press conference on the topic.
“That's great. Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump wants COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM! Exactly what he used to denounce,” she wrote of Sanders’ Tuesday press conference.
During the press briefing, Sanders said of Trump’s decision on DACA: “He wants to be able to make a decision with compassion but at the same time you can’t allow emotion to govern. The president wrestled with this decision all through the weekend.”
But her comments appeared to anger Coulter, who suggested the administration should not be concerned with placating DACA recipients.
“Trump's landmark, election-winning immigration speech, 8/31/16: ENFORCEMENT 1ST! We can't even discuss amnesty until we have a wall!” Coulter added, sharing a speech from Trump in which he said that the first focus should be on tackling illegal immigration and building a wall on the U.S. southern border.
Trump's landmark, election-winning immigration speech, 8/31/16: ENFORCEMENT 1ST! We can't even discuss amnesty until we have a wall! pic.twitter.com/mSnz95qnhe
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 5, 2017
“Weird how Huckabee Sanders obsessively attacks congress. Trump's not going to get out of betraying voters on the wall by blaming congress,” she wrote.
But while Coulter expressed her concerns that Trump was not going far enough on immigration and wondering where the promised wall on the U.S. southern border was, recipients of DACA were facing up to an uncertain future.
Trump’s decision has left 800,000 successful DACA applicants facing an uncertain future and prompted a backlash from immigration charities, DACA recipients and politicians, including former President Barack Obama and even some within the Republican party.
Obama, who brought in the DACA initiative in 2015, said on Tuesday the decision to rescind it was “cruel.”
"Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn't threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us,” Obama wrote on Facebook shortly after Trump’s decision was announced.
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