Trump is reportedly calling up Fox hosts to defend the shutdown deal

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Now that President Trump looks set to compromise on the border wall, his next step is preventing the conservative media from flipping out about it.

The president and his aides, The New York Times reports, are in the process of doing so now, having recently called Fox Business' Lou Dobbs and Fox News' Sean Hannity to convey that "Mr. Trump deserved support because he still forced concessions that he would never have gotten without a five-week partial government shutdown." As an example, they point to an added $2 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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