Ann Coulter was almost laughed off stage when she spoke up for Donald Trump during a 2015 taping of Real Time with Bill Maher.
But she stuck to her guns, rallied behind Donald Trump both before and after he was president, and eventually wrote a book called In Trump We Trust: E Pluriblus Awesome.
But now she doesn’t seem to think so much of the President.
She’s called him weak. Said he hasn’t delivered on his promises. Insulted his daughter and son-in-law in multiple columns.
And most recently, she even went as far to say she’d vote for Bernie Sanders in 2020 (!) if he changed is views in immigration!
(“If he went back to that position, I might vote for him,” said Coulter on the PBS show Firing Line with Margaret Hoover. “I don’t care about the rest of the socialist stuff.”)
What’s Eating Ann?
Ann Coulter has built her career on being outspoken, irreverent, and not always very nice.
Most of us have loved her for it. But we also never expected her to turn on a sitting Republican president, either.
Especially Donald Trump!
Has Coulter flown off the deep end? Has she felt personally slighted by the President?
Or is something else at play?
The answer is actually pretty simple. It doesn’t excuse abusive language or damn-near-libelous language on her part.
But it’s not a mystery, either.
Ann Coulter is raging against the President over immigration.
This became very apparent earlier this year, when Coulter criticized the President for allegedly caving in to Democrats re: The Wall.
(Some Democrats went so far as to say that Coulter’s criticism of the President was driving his behavior. But if that were true, President Trump would be taking a different course…because Coulter has kept criticizing, and the President has done what he’s done, whether it garners her praise or not.)
The biggest reason Coulter got behind Trump in the first place was because of his overall take on immigration.
It was the wall, but not just the wall. It was his take on actually enforcing the laws when it comes to illegal immigration.
And also his willingness to review and potentially change how the U.S. currently handles legitimate, legal immigration.
In Ann Coulter’s mind, the President has failed.
Never mind that he’s barely halfway through the term. Never mind that he has been under constant political attack since before he was even sworn in.
Never mind what he has done with the economy. Ann Coulter is pissed about that wall.
And if she believes that the President really is giving up and selling out on that…well, she is entitled to her opinion. She can be wrong if she wants to be!
Where Ann Coulter Took a Wrong Turn
Coulter jumped off the deep end when she took the low road and insulted the President and his family.
Regarding President Trump, she called him “The American Merkel” who had “destroyed the U.S.A.”–all from her Twitter account.
The President responded by calling her a “wacky nut job,” and someone that he had not spoken to in lately.
But may be worse–at least from the perspective of Donald Trump, who very much believes in family–are Coulter’s attacks on Jared and Ivanka.
Just last week, she published an editorial entitled All The President’s Bloodsucking Relatives as part of her new column at Taki’s Mag.
Go back another week, and you’ll find a similar column by Coulter. The title of this one manages to insult the President, his daughter, and her husband all at once: All Hail President Javanka.
Who wants their kids to be talked about like that?
For that matter, what have they done to deserve that derision?
No wonder the President no longer seems to notice her.
It’d be great for us conservatives to have Coulter rooting for the President again.
But when it comes to any relationship between the two, we’re betting that’s a bridge President Trump considers that she has burned for good.
*A word about Taki’s Mag–some people consider it far-right, and some just consider it far-out
. After all, where you can you find Ann Coulter, John Derbyshire, and a man with the unlike name of Theodore Dalrymple pushing ink next to drive-in horror aficionado Joe-Bob Briggs and Redneck Manifesto author Jim Goad?
John Derbyshire was booted from the National Review after he wrote a racially-charged article for the mysterious Taki. While the authors there do often make good points, they are occasionally less than sensitive about a number of topics.