Is there anything more heart-warming than right-wingers eating their own?
The most recent bout of conservative infighting was prompted by Trump’s capitulation on his promised border wall. Instead of the 5 billion dollars in funding for a big, beautiful wall that Trump demanded at length and even shut down the government in order to get, according to new reports the president has backed down and settled for some $1.3 billion in funding for 50ish miles of additional fencing as well as drones and other security measures.
It’s actually less money than he would have gotten for border security before his whole shutdown gambit.
As a result the right is now splintering between those who see this as a massive defeat for Trump’s agenda, and those who insist, against all evidence, that this is actually a huge win despite being not at all what Trump wanted.
Tomay LaRue (stage name Tomi Lahren) is in the former category, calling the compromise a “sham border deal” and predicting that Trump will be toast in 2020 if he accepts.
I’m not gonna sugar coat it, if @realDonaldTrump takes this sham border deal from the Democrats, he loses in 2020 and we ALL lose for years to come.
I’ll discuss on @foxandfriends in 10 mins!
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) February 13, 2019
This is almost as good as Ann Coulter regularly roasting the President as a huge weenie.
In response to her criticism of Trump on Twitter, Timo Laramie was blasted by head-in-the-sand MAGA die hards who claim that Trump is still winning, that Mexico will pay, and, above all, that the wall IS BEING BUILT.
Tomi, I get your spiel, and I’m down with it, but realize .@realDonaldTrump is NOT a politician. Listen to what he says, that he is building the wall & has been since day one. He’s about getting things DONE, one way or the other. Support him, trust him. #MAGA2020 #Grit #Hooah! 🇺🇸
— Montgomery Granger (@mjgranger1) February 13, 2019
Ye of little faith! The Wall is being built as we speak 🇺🇸MAGA🇺🇸
— Kenneth J. Schmidt (@CoyoteTruth) February 13, 2019
Puh-LEEZE! You people are relentless! Mexico IS paying for the wall, & indirectly, so is Canada through NAFTA renegotiation savings! We have a BUSINESS man in the .@WhiteHouse, he is NOT a politician. You & your ilk are being intellectually dishonest about everything. #MAGA2020🇺🇸
— Montgomery Granger (@mjgranger1) February 13, 2019
I have to disagree. There is a bigger picture here. First of all, @realDonaldTrump is the only leader we've ever had who seeks to save the country from progressives. This is not just a one-issue vote. We know he can't do everything alone. We know Dems & Reps are against us. #MAGA https://t.co/xkYTPUnFSq
— Ben 🇺🇸 🏳️🌈 🇮🇱 (@ben_techpro) February 13, 2019
I firmly believe The President can not cave on this. The Dems will be dancing in the isles of Congress? DJM
— Dennis Mattson (@DennisMattson) February 13, 2019
@realDonaldTrump @KellyannePolls Dems and RINOs still working against wall-funding, so against providing safety for the American citizenry. Mitch McConnell is not a friend of
POTUS Trump and is a poisonous snake scheming against him and also deep-state. Ditch Mitch! @senatemajldr https://t.co/2sfqBlZXa1
— Thomas Lasture (@ThomasLasture) February 14, 2019
I agree, I wouldn't like it either, but never forget: if he does, he will have some other trump-card in his pocket. @realDonaldTrump is ALWAYS 2 steps ahead of everyone. I know the wall will be built as he promised. No matter what. #MAGA #BuildTheWall #Trump2020 https://t.co/32Cyawmx59
— kikr (@jackitboxs) February 13, 2019
— Hskrgrl (@Hskrgrl_usa) February 14, 2019
I trust the President to make the right decision and don't let the Democrats play him. https://t.co/ANdaEpH6Da
— William Stewart (@Bill381987) February 14, 2019
Who says? you?
The pro-choice Kasich supporter? https://t.co/yVBuvdLhuP
— Account Ability (@agentofearthXL) February 14, 2019
Really? I guess it is easy for you and others to take that stand and that's fine but I guess you don't know Donald Trump at all. He may seem to lose this battle if he does accept this deal, but he will win the war and the wall will be built! I am all in for POTUS! https://t.co/PJkhvPZx3W
— Sonja Littman (@sonjalittman) February 14, 2019
😉 Don't sell out POTUS just yet! He has a plan! He is always ONE step ahead! He KNEW they wouldn't give the full amount! He's a smart Businessman!
OH YE OF LITTLE FAITH!!
SMART AMERICANS will stand by him and VOTE in 2020. He hasn't let us down yet!
🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 https://t.co/M2Gah8gBwe
— Kaye Alexander (@KayeAle86787850) February 14, 2019
And of course there were plenty of regular dunks from people who think Tammy Lawrence is a joke.
Get cash-up-front, Ptomaine!!
Trump stiffs his workers—NO EXCEPTIONS for Ivanka lookalikes, jingo bitches, or propagandists.
— 🏝Kim (@kim) February 13, 2019
— Jacopo della Quercia (@Jacopo_della_Q) February 14, 2019
— Xander Veiga (@whodatXander316) February 13, 2019
— China Stocks (@ChinaStocksNews) February 14, 2019
Girl. He’s signing it. pic.twitter.com/CbYoTLHtGt
— Eamon Paton-Usry (@Eamon2Please) February 13, 2019
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) February 14, 2019
— Christopher Hallauer (@CrisHallauer) February 13, 2019
We accept your surrender, Trump Cult.
— Odysseus_Of_Winds (@OdysseusOfWinds) February 14, 2019
If it is what you say it is, I love it! https://t.co/7EcZS0LQV6
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) February 14, 2019
— Cold (@BravesAreBack) February 14, 2019
— Mike Nolan (@mnolan49) February 14, 2019
Trump shut the government down for 5 weeks because the Senate budget bill only included 1.6 billion for border barriers
After 3 more weeks of talks, Trump has secured 1.375 billion for border barriers and will sign the bill
WORLD'S GREATEST NEGOTIATORhttps://t.co/AFBSvlBtTc
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 13, 2019
He's going to lose either way. And the probability is he's going to jail before the election gets her, Tami. Just so you know.
— 🌊Christie Chappell 🌊 (@OhSweetCinna) February 14, 2019
— paris langford ❄️🌪 (@weeweeparee) February 14, 2019
— Ryan (@animalthe) February 14, 2019
Photo: Gage Skidmore