- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Two Republican lawmakers took to Twitter on Thursday to criticize President Trump for reports that he made a deal with Democrats on children brought to the U.S. illegally.

“@realDonaldTrump Morn news says u made deal w Schumer on DACA/hv ur staff brief me/ I know u undercut JudiCimm effort 4 biparty agreement,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, tweeted referring to the Obama-era immigration plan, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Fellow Iowan Rep. Steve King was more direct in his criticism in a tweet late Wednesday night.

“@RealDonaldTrump If AP is correct, Trump base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond repair. No promise is credible,” Mr. King tweeted, linking to an AP tweet reporting that a deal had been made.

Mr. King reiterated his concerns on CNN saying that the president will “blow up his base” if he does not follow through on the promise of building the border wall.

“I don’t think it’s unclear to anybody what those campaign promises were, but it looks to me like he’s looking to keep Hillary Clinton’s campaign promises rather than his own,” Mr. King said, referring to Mr. Trump. “A wall is a wall. The American people know that.”

Some in the administration have said that the wall will be both physical and virtual, including portions of a fence that are currently in place, but some like Mr. King say that’s not what was promised.

Mr. Trump hosted Senate Minority Lead Charles E. Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for dinner at the White House on Wednesday evening to discuss immigration reform and border security. The two Democratic leaders later announced they had come to a deal with Mr. Trump to keep so-called DACA recipients in the U.S., but no funding for a border wall.

The president took to Twitter early Thursday to deny these reports.

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