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George Mason University students were shocked that President Donald Trump attempted to make compromises with Democrats to get the border wall built, as shown on a video from posted Friday.


Cabot Phillips, the media director for CampusReform, went to the campus recently to talk to students. He asked them who they blamed the government shutdown on. All of the students in the video said Trump.

“I think specifically Trump,” one student said. “This has been the longest government shutdown and he is mainly responsible.”

Phillips then asked students if Democrats should consider Trump’s offer for a wall if he agreed to provide protections for DREAMers, put 800 million dollars into humanitarian aid and increase funding for immigration judges to tackle the backlog of immigration cases. All of the students agreed.

“I think that would be a good start,” said another student.

Phillips then revealed that Trump made those offers to Democrats, and the students were stunned that Democrats didn't take the deal into consideration. Many of them uttered laughs of shock and disbelief when they heard the truth. 


When Phillips asked them if Democrats should have taken Trump's deals more seriously, they unanimously agreed.

"Compromise, compromise, compromise," said another student.

The video was published hours before President Trump announced from the White House that he was able to secure a deal that would temporarily end the government shutdown until Feb 15.

You need to see the students’ reactions! You can watch the full CampusReform video below…

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