Fox News Host Nails Byron Donalds For Letting Trump Dictate Border Deal

Fox News host Shannon Bream reminded Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) that former President Donald Trump had ordered lawmakers in the Republican Party to kill a deal that would have slowed illegal border crossings.

During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Bream noted that “many people think” Trump is “ruining the party.”

“You’ve heard a number of accusations on the show, if you’ve been able to listen today, that he’s the one who told you guys to kill a border deal,” Bream explained.

Donalds discounted criticism of Trump from Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley.

“She’s the opponent,” he remarked. “By the way, she’s losing big time.”

Donalds pointed to the H.R. 2, a border bill passed by House Republicans.

“Chuck Schumer did nothing with that bill,” he complained. The Senate never came to the House and said, you know what, let’s work together in a bipartisan fashion based upon what the House has passed, and let’s see where we can meet in the middle.

“And when the elements of this deal started being leaked out early, the 5,000 entrants per day, the fact that Joe Biden will be able to have waiver authority over all the provisions, House Republicans started signaling very early, led by Speaker Johnson, that we did not support that deal,” he added.

Bream offered a brief correction.

“OK, and just to clarify, because it keeps coming up, this issue of 5,000 people a day, the backers of the drafters of this, including James Lankford, who I know that you know and respect said, once you hit an average of 5,000 a day, which would happen in week one, then the entire border was closed,” she explained. “Not that an additional 5,000 would be able to come.”

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