Breitbart Slams Trump as ‘Amnesty Don’ Over Latest Immigration Comments

Steve Bannon’s former website is incensed after Trump offers pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients

Last Updated: January 25, 2018 @ 6:59 AM

Breitbart News blasted Donald Trump as “Amnesty Don” on Wednesday after the president made a number of surprising remarks on immigration.

Steve Bannon’s former website was particularly incensed with Trump’s comments to the Associated Press that he would be open to a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients.

Breitbart even added a Drudgian flourish — inking the headline in red.

“President Trump told mainstream media reporters on Wednesday that he was open to breaking his immigration commitment by giving a pathway to U.S. citizenship to nearly 800,000 illegal aliens,” Breitbart’s John Binder scolded. 

“Granting a pathway to U.S. citizenship to DACA illegal aliens would break Trump’s long-held campaign promise that no amnesty for illegal aliens would be granted until illegal immigration to the U.S. was fully ended.”

On Wednesday, Trump told the Associated Press that citizenship for DACA recipients would be fine if they stayed in the country without incident for a number of years.

“We’re going to morph into it. It’s going to happen, at some point in the future, over a period of 10 to 12 years,” said Trump. “If they do a great job, I think it’s a nice thing to have the incentive, after a period of years, being able to become a citizen.”

Trump also repeated — as he has in the past — that individual DACA recipients in good standing have nothing to worry about.

“Tell them not to be concerned, OK?” said Trump. “Tell them not to worry about it. We’re going to solve the problem. Now, it’s up to the Democrats, but they should not be concerned.”

While protections for DACA recipients are broadly popular among Americans, Trump’s nationalist base, led by websites like Breitbart and right-wing pundits like Ann Coulter, have consistently taken a hard line on the issue.