Chuck Schumer was gearing up for an epic showdown with Donald Trump over amnesty for illegal aliens.

Schumer – and many in the media – expected Trump to fold.

But he was blindsided by the massive defeat Trump delivered.

When Trump ended Obama’s illegal DACA amnesty program, he set a March 5th expiration date.

With the government funding set to run out on January 20th, Schumer and other pro-amnesty politicians thought they had created a pressure point to force Trump to abandon his campaign promise to crack down on illegal immigration.

They underestimated Trump.

Rather than soften his position, Trump dug his heels in further on the necessity of building the wall and other interior enforcement measures to cut down on immigration.

Bloomberg reports:

“President Donald Trump is hardening his demands for a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation, a dispute with congressional Democrats that hangs over talks this week to avoid a government shutdown.

Any deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, must also forbid immigrants from sponsoring family members to join them in the U.S., end a program that allots visas to people from countries with low rates of migration to America, and provide money for a wall on the Mexican border, a White House spokesman said Tuesday. The statement echoed a Trump tweet from last week.

“The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc,” the president wrote on Friday. “We must protect our Country at all cost!” On Tuesday he added, “Democrats are doing nothing for DACA – just interested in politics.”

Two top White House officials, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Legislative Director Marc Short, will meet with congressional leaders of both parties Wednesday to discuss a spending plan for fiscal 2018, an issue Congress repeatedly punted last year. The White House and Capitol Hill Republicans say the meeting will be limited to the issue of caps on domestic and defense spending. Any effort to bring up issues other than the caps, like immigration, will be considered a distraction, a senior Republican aide said.”

Trump had already laid out these terms on twitter, but many Democrats and members of the media dismissed them.

Trump holding form is terrible news for Chuck Schumer.

Democrats are going to be forced to accept Trump’s proposals to secure protections for the DREAMers, which would be a significant victory for Trump.

It could also depress Democrat base turnout in 2018 which would blunt the party’s momentum and keep the Senate in Republican hands.

Are you glad that Trump is standing firm on his demands for a wall and an end to chain migration and the diversity lottery system?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.