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Donald Trump Just Told Republicans To Back Off Immigration Reform — For Now

Donald Trump is taking a step back from his immigration push. While the 45th POTUS has argued since his campaigning days that he needs $25 billion to build the southern border wall between Mexico and the United States, he said on Friday that Republicans need to shift their focus — at least temporarily.

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Trump is now urging his fellow Republicans to focus on the 2018 mid-term elections which take place in November.

In a tweet sent on Friday Trump said the “Red Wave” is coming, a term that started trending on Twitter shortly after the President’s comment was pushed live to his 50+ million Twitter followers.


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“Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November,” Trump tweeted. He then urged his followers to realize that “Dems are just playing games.”

Despite that tweet, Trump then continued to talk about immigration in subsequent following tweets.

While Trump may be urging the GOP to focus on getting more officials elected, his immigration-based tweets are likely to continue as he houses an increasing number of men, women, and children in his detention centers through the enactment of his administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.

At the end of the day, Trump realizes he’s not going to gain Democratic support for his tough immigration laws that require billions of dollars in funding from taxpayers.

This tweet perfectly sums up Trump’s sentiment at this time:

In the meantime, Trump will continue trying to turn the “Red Wave” term into a sticking point for supporters of the GOP. He has a lot of catching up to do with members of the Twitter #Resistance spreading the #BlueWave and #BlueWave2018 hashtags as they have been doing ever since Trump was elected.

James Kosur
  

James Kosur is the Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. You can reach him at James@HillReporter.com.

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