President Donald Trump was reportedly "freaked out" to see Fox News personalities slam him for signing an Omnibus spending bill that failed to fund the building of his signature border wall, Axios reported Saturday.
"Sources who’ve discussed it with Trump say it freaked him out to see the array of usually friendly faces on Fox News’ opinion shows — Pete Hegseth, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, et al. — ripping into him for signing a bill that spent a ton of money, but gave lots away to liberal priorities and did little for his signature promise to build a wall," Axios recounted.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump constantly repeated that he would build a wall along America's southern border -- to be paid for by Mexico.
Mexico has shown no interest in paying for Trump's promised border wall.
“Mexico’s not going to pay for the wall and neither are we,” Fox News personality Jesse Watters complained about the Omnibus spending bill.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway admitted, “It’s not everything the president wanted.”
The issue does not appear to be going away.
"Republican leadership sources were telling us that the court decision to keep DACA alive took away Trump’s deadline and removed the pressure on Congress to act," Axios noted. "But now some of those sources are nervous, realizing that Trump won’t let the issue fade into the background."
And all of this may play out within the next six months, prior to the 2018 midterm elections.
"He’s grasping at whatever executive tools are available. But watch for him to force action before the end of September, when the government funding expires," Axois continued. "A lot could change between now and then. But based on what Trump has been telling confidants, we expect a showdown — and possibly a shutdown — then."
In March, Maggie Haberman of The New York Times reported that Trump had become "animated" about the bill over things that were not factually true.
Trump has been watching Fox, which had Coulter on Jeanine Pirro slamming Trump over the wall funding. That type of… https://t.co/5P7Hezqfpb— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman) 1522170063.0