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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:26 AM

With Trump, it is never over - By Joe Scarborough

By Joe Scarborough September 14 at 8:01 PM

The tweet by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) read like a primal scream. “Trump base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond repair,” he bellowed. “No promise is credible.”

King wasn’t alone in his horror that President Trump appears on the verge of doing a deal with his old friends, Chuck and Nancy — Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — that would write into law protections he had once vowed to undo, for the young “dreamers” covered by the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Poor Ann Coulter, seemingly whipsawed on a weekly basis by Trump’s political gyrations, exhibited her trademark reticence, declaring the president “dead,” advocating Trump’s impeachment and musing about the glorious ascension of President Pence. And just a few days after Stephen K. Bannon’s “60 Minutes” loyalty oath to Trump, Breitbart savaged the president in a headline borrowed from my 2016 parody song, “Amnesty Don.” For good measure, Bannon’s website mockingly referred to the president as “Drumpf.”

Even the president’s most loyal lap dog let out a tiny bark Thursday morning when Fox News host Sean Hannity suggested that his love for the president would be “over!” if Trump went back on his word to deport the dreamers.

But Hannity, Bannon and King are about to learn the same lesson that Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Jeff Zucker, Mika Brzezinski and I discovered in 2016: With Trump, it is never over. His base will stick with him no matter what — no matter how loudly and how often the other self-styled leaders of that base take to Twitter or talk radio or any other platform to bleat that Trump has betrayed them.


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