While some Fox News hosts (Sean Hannity) caved to President Trump and switched gears on their critiques of the President’s support of a border funding deal, “The Five” co-host Jedediah Bila dug in her heels on Wednesday.
She lambasted Trump for floating fantasies, like “Mexico is going to pay for the wall,” that won’t work out and disappoint his base. She then suggested that if he puts his John Hancock on the compromise bill, the month-long shutdown he forced over his border wall funding demands will have been for nothing.
“He has to learn to stop doing this,” she said. “He put out there, ‘Mexico’s going to pay for the wall.’ Didn’t work out that way. He put out there, ‘I’m not going to budge, I’m going to dig my heels in.’ And then when you don’t, people are disappointed in you.”
“This whole shutdown was completely absurd and a waste of time if it wasn’t going to force him to kind of say, ‘You know what, my way or the highway, because this is a national emergency,’” she continued. “Either it’s a national emergency or it’s not. Make up your mind.”
Fox host says if Trump supports bipartisan bill the shutdown will have been a "waste of time" pic.twitter.com/t5H4pxRFCY
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) February 14, 2019
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