On Tuesday Donald Trump enjoyed a defining moment of his presidency when he hosted a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the White House to discuss DACA, border security and comprehensive immigration reform.
For an hour President Trump allowed the press pool to watch the meeting with cameras rolling, which meant the American people were able to watch too. Everyone seated at the table, Republicans and Democrats, could be heard and ideas about how to proceed on the tough immigration issues facing a January 19 deadline were openly discussed. Some were accepted, others were shut down.
"Truly, it [DACA fix] should be a bill of love," Trump said.
For a moment, the resistance ceased. Democrats left the meeting and publicly praised Trump for his leadership. Mainstream outlets like CNN admitted he had "command of the room," and the transparency was praised by the usually combative press.
But not everyone was impressed and some of the President's biggest supporters were left fuming.
First Ann Coulter weighed in, saying it was the "lowest day of his presidency." Keep in mind she wrote the book In Trump We Trust.
Trump, flanked by Dems & open-borders GOPS, announces plan for 100% open-ended amnesty (per courts).— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 9, 2018
But don't worry! There will be "border security"! (Political euphemism for: You're not getting wall.) https://t.co/5paiyn2iZv— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 9, 2018
This DACA lovefest confirms a main thesis of Michael Wolff's book: When Bannon left. liberal Dems Jared, Ivanka, Cohn & Goldman Sachs took over.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 9, 2018
After agreeing with DiFi that stand-alone DACA will come FIRST, Trump's muscle memory kicks in & he cites Israel, saying NOTHING BUT A WALL WILL WORK.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 9, 2018
Nothing Michael Wolff could say about @realDonaldTrump has hurt him as much as the DACA lovefest right now.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 9, 2018
As he considers the utility of walls (and promises), @realDonaldTrump should consider that "Never Trump" was toothless, but "Former Trump" will bite.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 10, 2018
Then, Tucker Carlson piled on.
"What was the point of running for president," he asked on his primetime Fox News program.
The House is set to release their immigration reform bill Wednesday afternooon. It is expected to demand border security in return for DACA.