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Ann Coulter’s bet is still out there waiting for a taker: will Trump cave on the budget and the wall (again)? It certainly looks like it.

The White House suggested Tuesday that President Donald Trump could back down from his demand for $5 billion to fund his proposed border wall in a year-end spending bill.

Trump’s push for the money has threatened a partial government shutdown when funding for seven agencies lapses after midnight Friday. Last week, the president said he would be “proud” to close parts of the government over border security.

“We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion that we’ll work with Congress,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News on Tuesday morning. She added that the Trump administration could support $1.6 billion in border security funding proposed by Senate Democrats, as long as it can “couple that with other funding resources” to get to $5 billion.

We wait. And, even if there is a partial shutdown, those “essential” personnel will still keep working. One wonders if the ATF is essential because the agents will be needed ASAP to enforce Trump’s ban on bump stocks.

The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March.

The devices will be banned under a federal law that prohibits machine guns, according to a senior Justice Department official.

I feel a little foolish, now, about running those pro-Trump 2A articles at FP a few years ago.

No border security, no deportations, no repelling actual invasion, no sound budgeting, and no respect for the Second Amendment. Thank you, queen Hillary.

This new regulation is, of course, unconstitutional. But, it will stand – Ivanka’s tears can reach the Supreme Court if needed.

Be mindful that the same regulatory logic, under different laws, could be used – in one stroke of the Presidential pen – to ban aliens, gun control, and debt. All debt-holders must either destroy their debt instruments or else turn them into the Treasury for immediate destruction. All debt is now illegal. It’ll not happen though it could.

Conservative friends, the old Trump Train can’t make it far from the station if the tracks are destroyed.