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During national emergency declaration, Trump praises Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson for supporting him

During national emergency declaration, Trump praises Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson for supporting him

KELLY O’DONNELL (NBC NEWS): Mr. President, could you tell us to what degree some of the outside conservative voices helped to shape your views on this national emergency?

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I would talk about it. Look, Sean Hannity has been a terrific, terrific supporter of what I do. Not of me. If I changed my views he wouldn’t be with me. Rush Limbaugh, I think he’s a great guy. He’s a guy who can speak for three hours without a phone call. Try doing that sometime. For three hours he speaks. He’s got one of the biggest audiences in the history of the world. I mean, this guy is unbelievable. Try speaking for three hours without taking calls. Taking calls is easy. OK, I’ll answer this one, I’ll answer that one. He goes for three hours, and he’s got an audience that’s fantastic. Wait.

REPORTER: Should they be deciding policy, sir?

TRUMP: They don’t decide policy. In fact, if I went opposite — I mean, they have somebody — Ann Coulter, I don’t know her. I hardly know her. I haven’t spoken to her in way over a year. But the press loves saying “Ann Coulter.” Probably if I did speak to her she’d be very nice. I just don’t have the time to speak to her. I would speak to her, I have nothing against her. In fact, I like her for one reason. When they asked her like right at the beginning, “Who’s going to win the election?” She said, “Donald Trump.” And the two people that asked her that question smiled. They said, “You’re kidding, aren’t you?” “Nope, Donald Trump.” So I like her. But she’s off the reservation, but anybody that knows her understands that. But I haven’t spoken to her. I don’t follow her. I don’t talk to her. But the press loves to bring up the name Ann Coulter. And you know what, I think she’s fine, I think she’s good. But I just don’t speak to her.

Laura’s been great, Laura Ingraham. Tucker Carlson’s been great. I actually have a couple of people on CNN that have been very good. I have some on MSNBC the other day, they did a great report of me, I say, “Where the hell did that come from?” I think it was the only one in over a year. So, the crazy thing is, I just had, as you know, Rasmussen 52 percent in the polls. It’s my highest poll number. And people get what we’re doing. They get it. They really get it. And I’m honored by it.

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During national emergency declaration, Trump praises Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson for supporting him

<em>Fox & Friends</em> on Trump's national emergency for a wall: "31 of the emergency actions are still on the books since 1976. So, how bad could they be?"

<em>Fox & Friends</em> on Trump's national emergency for a wall: "31 of the emergency actions are still on the books since 1976. So, how bad could they be?"

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): It’s been on the books since 1976. 58 times presidents with different values have been in the White House and 58 times — in fact, 31 of the emergency actions are still on the books since 1976. So, how bad could they be? And we know we’ve had a diversity of opinions in people in the White House. President Obama did it dozens of times. President Trump did about dozen times. President Trump has already had three executive orders declaring a state of emergency.

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<em>Fox & Friends</em> on Trump's national emergency for a wall: "31 of the emergency actions are still on the books since 1976. So, how bad could they be?"

Sean Hannity: "Behind the scenes" sources say Trump and Senate Republicans reached a secret deal on national emergency 

Sean Hannity: "Behind the scenes" sources say Trump and Senate Republicans reached a secret deal on national emergency  SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Moments ago, after the Senate, House followed through they passed a spending bill to avert the government shutdown as the White House explained today the president will sign this deal but, he will be declaring, probably tomorrow, simultaneously a national emergency. That […]

Fox host: "Let's dismiss this idea that declaring a national emergency is a big deal. We do it all the time"

Fox host: "Let's dismiss this idea that declaring a national emergency is a big deal. We do it all the time"

GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): Let’s dismiss this idea that declaring a national emergency is a big deal. We do it all the time. In fact, it’s — calling it a national emergency is a bit overstating it, and it — I think we have a bunch of them currently going on right now. So, it’s not — yeah, like, 30.

It’s not a big deal. The craziest item, the poison pill that is truly poisonous in this, and this is why he shouldn’t sign it, is you — according to the fine print, you can’t remove any potential sponsor or member of a household who might be a potential sponsor, meaning that’s amnesty for anybody who might be a cartel smuggler.

JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): Anybody who brings a minor and sponsors them, you can’t deport them.

GUTFELD: Yes, if that kid — If there’s a kid right there, he can just grab the — he turns every unaccompanied minor into a very expensive shield. You know what — but, if — this is why you should hate government with every fiber of your being.

Previously:

Trump is taking his Fox cabinet’s advice and declaring a national emergency

These conservative media figures are pushing Trump to declare a national emergency over a border wall

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Fox host: "Let's dismiss this idea that declaring a national emergency is a big deal. We do it all the time"

Fox panel attempts to spin deal that gave Trump far less money for a border barrier than he wanted as "a defeat for" Democrats

Fox panel attempts to spin deal that gave Trump far less money for a border barrier than he wanted as "a defeat for" Democrats

STEVE FORBES (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, FORBES): Do you think the Democratic far-left is going to go bonkers that the president got $1.4 billion? He didn’t get the $5 [billion], but more than what they wanted to give him. 

REP. CHUCK FLEISCHMANN (R-TN): Steve, I wish you could sit down and talk to the poor folks on the Democratic far-left, you would talk some sense into them about the mandatory spending problems you alluded to earlier in the show. But they’re not going to support this, they can’t, because it’s a defeat for them, and —

FORBES: Well, that’s something that should be emphasized. This is a defeat for them. 

FLEISCHMANN: Yes. It is a defeat for them. 

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Fox panel attempts to spin deal that gave Trump far less money for a border barrier than he wanted as "a defeat for" Democrats

Michelle Malkin: The "stand" that Trump took "that led to the shutdown actually produced the results that he wanted"

Michelle Malkin: The "stand" that Trump took "that led to the shutdown actually produced the results that he wanted"

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Michelle, you know, Congress sent out a copy of this 1,159 page border bill last night. Now people are starting to look for land mines in it. The president is not getting but a fraction of what he asked for. Should he sign it? 

MICHELLE MALKIN (CRTV): Not as it is currently sold right now. And, of course, people are speed reading this 1,200-page bill. There are already some details that are very worrisome. Of course, the headline that you just mentioned there, Steve, that it would only be a fraction of the nearly $6 billion that he had been asking for for the fencing, whatever form it takes, or the wall. Whatever you want to call it — a physical obstruction at the border, which a vast majority of Americans now favor. More people favor wall than ever before, which shows you that the first stand that he took that led to the shutdown actually produced the results that he wanted because he raised awareness of a problem that too many people have been insulated from on the interior of the country. And now people understand that if we don’t have physical borders, everybody is endangered. 

Previously

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Michelle Malkin: The "stand" that Trump took "that led to the shutdown actually produced the results that he wanted"