Fox News host Sean Hannity, whose opinion matters greatly to President Donald Trump, softened his stance on the border compromise bill Tuesday night, saying that he’s “not as concerned as some other conservatives if the President signs the bill.”
Hannity still wants Trump to declare a national emergency at a later time to get even more money for the wall.
Make no mistake, the always combative Hannity doesn’t like the legislation: “The President has every right to be angry,” he said. “The so-called compromise is typical of the D.C. sewer and swamp, and this level of funding for security and safety of the American people is pathetic.”
But his words are a noticeable softening of position since Monday when he called the deal “garbage” and threatened that any conservative who supported it would be held accountable.
Hannity seems to be falling in line with some of Trump’s other most influential allies, including Senate Republicans and the hosts of Fox and Friends all of whom are talking up the deal (which gives Trump a fraction of the funds he wants) to avoid another painful shutdown.