Conservative Media Turns on Trump for Going Wobbly on the Wall
Fox News, Breitbart and others have stuck with Trump through almost everything — but the wall is different.
First there was Rush, Breitbart, Drudge and Ann Coulter, all going at President Donald Trump over his apparent retreat on demands that the spending bill include $5 billion for his long-promised border wall.
That was bad enough.
But then there was Fox News. Even its prime-time programming — normally Trump’s strongest bulwark of support — didn’t spare him. Guest-hosting for Sean Hannity on Wednesday night, frequent Trump cheerleader Dan Bongino led the show with a segment on the wall, declaring that members of Trump's base "want their wall and they want it now."
Jason Schwartz at Politico looks at the turning of the conservative-media tide that may have led to the current shutdown of the federal government.