Trump fans are burning their Make America Great Again hats in protest

Josh Withey@josh_withey
Friday 15 September 2017 13:15
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Donald Trump's core fan base is experiencing something of a difficult week.

The crowds Mr Trump famously energised on the campaign trail with calls of 'lock her up' and 'build the wall' have, for the most part, vehemently defended their president in the face of sexism scandals, Russia scandals and accusations of nepotism.

Recent developments involving the scrapping of the Obama era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA though, appear to be the last straw for some Trump hard liners.

Up until this point, Trump's rallying call on the subject of immigration has been that of an isolationist one - close American borders to a variety of countries, build a wall on the southern border and deport 'illegals' who commit crimes.

However, earlier this week it was reported that the Republican President was close to reaching a deal with the Democratic leadership that would provide protections for immigrants who came to the US as children.

Trump denied that a deal had been made on Twitter.

But followed it up with this slightly more opaque tweet:

It was this which angered a number of Republicans on Twitter, causing them to publicly call out Trump for reneging on his hard line anti-immigration stance that we saw on the campaign.

One of the most prominent people calling for Trump to re-think was right-wing commentator Ann Coulter who tweeted:

Some of Mr Trump's followers have taken to Twitter, to burn the distinctive Make America Great Again hats, sharing pictures and videos of the act with the hashtag #burnmyMAGAhat.

It's a pretty dramatic message to send to the President.

Especially as it became synonymous with his campaign.

Other users are employing the hashtag #AmnestyDon to share their pictures.

Some have even changed their Twitter names, this user opted for #TrumpBetrays

HT HuffPost

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