Sunday on MSNBC, Breitbart News senior editor at large Joel Pollak said President Donald Trump had to “honor his promises to his base,” which included a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Pollak said, “From a conservative point of view, I’m very optimistic that the president will be able to strike a number of deals and get a lot of things done next year. But he cannot put the cart before the horse. The most important thing is for him to pass a DACA deal that protects conservative priorities, that builds the wall, that ends chain migration and that puts border security, including the wall, before any sort of legal status for DACA recipients.”
He continued, “He is very much in the driver’s seat.”
He added, “He has to drive a hard bargain. He has to consolidate his base, first of all, if he’s going to hope to appeal more broadly to other voters in the 2018 midterms. But this goes to his fundamental promise in the election from 2015 to 2016 and onward that he has to build that wall. That he has to do what no president had been able to do before, which is to secure the border, make sure what kind of amnesty or legalization is passed, it’s absolutely the last one. No way to do that unless you build the wall, secure the border, enforce internally and chain migration and do all those things before there is any legal status. That is the first hill he has to climb before he moves on to infrastructure, before he moves on to entitlement reform and before he moves on to health care reform. Anything like that. He has to secure his promises and honor his promises to his base.”
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