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Is the Radical Right Finally Turning on Trump?

March 26, 2018 in Blogs

By Matthew Sheffield, Salon

Ann Coulter has seen enough, and she's not alone.

President Donald Trump's most ardent far-right fans are in a rage against him, alleging the he's betrayed them in two major ways: first by appointing former Iraq war booster John Bolton to head the National Security Council and second by signing a federal budget deal that increases spending while also not providing any funding for his long-promised border wall with Mexico.

Perhaps anticipating the anger of right-wing elites, in a public signing ceremony for the bill on Friday, Trump repeatedly claimed that he was “forced” into signing it and said he would not sign similar legislation in the future.

“There are a lot of things that I’m unhappy about in this bill. There are a lot of things we shouldn’t have had in this bill but we were, in a sense, forced if we want to build our military, we were forced to have,” he said. “There are some things we should have in the bill. But I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again. I’m not going to do it again. Nobody read it. It’s only hours old.”

“This budget is a slap in the face,” radio host Rush Limbaugh told his listeners Friday afternoon. “This budget is designed to separate Trump voters from Trump. This budget is designed to make Trump voters think Trump's presidency is irrelevant. … It's so obvious what this is. This is the Washington establishment doing everything they can to destroy Donald Trump and to block his agenda.”

Actor James Woods got profane in expressing his hatred for Republicans:

Several other far-right figures claimed that Trump's willingness to sign the bill without getting border funding or spending cuts would doom Republicans' chances in …read more


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