Conservative Heavyweights React to President Trump's DACA Offer

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Posted: Jan 19, 2019 7:40 PM
Conservative Heavyweights React to President Trump's DACA Offer

The government shutdown has lasted just shy of a month and there appears to be no end in sight. President Donald Trump on Saturday made an offer to Democrats: in exchange for the $5.7 billion needed to build his proposed border wall, he would offer temporary protection to DREAMers, those who were brought to America illegally when they were still a child.

For the most part, conservatives are applauding Trump's attempt at negotiating with the Democrats, even though Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made it very clear her party isn't interested in what the president has offered. The majority of conservative heavyweights believe Trump is trying to do the right thing by at least making the Democrats an offer, especially when they refuse to budge.

Trump is receiving praise from conservative commentators, current and former legislators and everyone in between.

Not everyone was happy about the president's decision though. The most outspoken critic of the offer is conservative commentator Ann Coulter, who previously endorsed Trump during the 2016 election. She was especially enthused about his immigration promises, something she feels he's abandoned with this deal.

Michelle Malkin also appears to be at odds with Trump. She believes the Democrats would get their protection for DREAMers but a wall would be on the back burner.

Although he isn't a conservative, or even a Republican for that matter, Fox News' Geraldo Rivera did something out of the ordinary: he applauded Trump's efforts and shamed Democrats for their lack of action.