Trump’s staunchest allies are already bashing the ‘garbage’ bipartisan border deal that could stave off another government shutdown
President Donald Trump’s most vocal allies are already railing against a tentative deal a bipartisan group of lawmakers struck on Monday night.
The deal would reportedly allocate just $1.375 billion towards the border wall — a far cry from the $5.7 billion Trump has demanded.
The deal would also require that the wall be built using only “existing technologies,” meaning no concrete wall or use of Trump’s border-wall prototypes would be allowed.
“Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise — you will have to explain,” Fox News host Sean Hannity said Monday.
President Donald Trump’s strongest supporters on his hardline immigration stance are already railing against a tentative border deal that lawmakers reached late Monday night, as another potential government shutdown looms just days away.
A group of 17 lawmakers from the House and Senate struck a tentative agreement to provide $1.375 billion for 55 miles of steel bollard-style fencing at the US-Mexico border, multiple outlets reported. It would also fund only 40,520 detention beds maintained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement — a 17% drop from the amount currently filled.
Read more: The tentative deal to avoid a 2nd shutdown would give Trump less than 25% of the money he wants for the wall
But the wall funding was a far cry from the $5.7 billion that Trump had demanded, and the agreement stipulated that only “existing technologies” be used for the barrier — meaning no use of concrete or Trump’s border-wall prototypes will be permitted, according to Bloomberg News reporter Sahil Kapur.
“1.3 billion? That’s not a — not even a wall. A barrier?” Fox News host Sean Hannity, one of Trump’s top confidants, said on his show Monday night.
He continued: “Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise — you will have to explain. Look at this crowd, …read more
Source:: Business Insider