Trump has defended the measure as being "in no way a concession." On the day it was signed, Trump suggested that he was willing to shut down the government again or use his presidential powers to declare a national emergency in order to bypass Congress in pursuit of the wall. "If no deal is done, it's off to the races!" He tweeted.
"I don't think Ann Coulter was ever Trump's base," former Trump campaign advisor Michael Caputo told CNBC, before clarifying that "I'm not saying that she is not his base — she's part of his base. But she doesn't represent his base. She represents a wing of the base."
Asked about the three-week funding bill, Caputo said, "I see it as a concession, but it's all part of his strategy" to get the wall. "He clearly made a decision that he's going to have to break some eggs to make an omelette here," Caputo said.
Coulter wasn't the only Trump supporter with harsh words for the president.
The Daily Caller, a conservative news site co-founded by Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson, ran an all-caps headline, "TRUMP CAVES," on Friday, The Washington Post reported.
Fox Business host Lou Dobbs said Friday that "the president pleased few of his supporters" by signing the stopgap legislation.
"And the illegal immigrants are surely pleased at the prospect they may soon jump to the front of the line while legal immigrants aren't even part of the discussion in the nation's capital," Dobbs said.
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, who said that he spoke with Trump about the border security fight in December, cast blame on the president and congressional Republicans alike for failing to come through on the wall so far.
"You could get mad at Trump all you want, you can get mad, but why wasn't this done when the Republicans had the House for two years and the Senate for two? Why wasn't it done? And you could even ask Trump. Why didn't you push for it?" Limbaugh said Monday.
Others in the president's media orbit, including Fox News host Sean Hannity and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, stepped in to do damage control following the disparaging remarks from some of their peers.