She’s still so bitter, but it’s not like she wasn’t warned.
Ann Coulter, the author of “In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!” has been having near daily hissy fits over Trump’s broken campaign promises.
In a piece in the Daily Beast today, Coulter is no less rankled, but she’s not making herself look better, either.
Coulter took part in a debate with neoliberal blogger Mickey Kaus, and said openly what some friends say she’d been saying privately for Trump’s entire first year.
“I knew he was a shallow, lazy ignoramus, and I didn’t care,” Coulter admitted to an audience largely composed of College Republicans and a few hecklers at Columbia University on Tuesday night.
“It kind of breaks my heart,” Coulter acknowledged of her disappointment with the president, and she recounted a profanity-laced shouting match she had with Trump in the Oval Office last year over what she saw as his lackluster follow-through on immigration policy. “He’s not giving us what he promised at every single campaign stop.”
If you didn’t care, why are you complaining now? Others could have (and did) told you he was full of it.
Coulter and Kaus faced off in a forum at Columbia University, hosted by Hollywood conservative, Rob Long, with the topic being immigration policy.
Long’s opening question to Kaus: “Mickey, if a couple of years ago you had written a book entitled In Trump We Trust, would you just feel like a total idiot right now?”
“I’d be pretty disappointed. I might even be tweeting nasty things about our president,” replied Kaus, a dutiful Democrat whose vote for Trump in November 2016 was his first for a Republican presidential or any other kind of candidate. “He’s been completely feckless,” Kaus added, noting that illegal immigration from Mexico declined in the initial months of Trump’s presidency but then “started to go back up as people started to realize that Trump’s a paper tiger.”
That was a nice dig at Coulter, but not one that is unwarranted.
And if any are wondering if she has had an epiphany about her choices in 2016, wonder no more. She hasn’t.
Long asked her if she felt like an idiot, but she’s not ready to give that up, yet.
“I regret nothing. I’d do the exact same thing. I’d write the exact same book, with the exact same title,” said Coulter, also the author of the racially charged 2015 anti-immigration screed ¡Adios, America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole.
“We had 16 lunatics being chased by men with nets running for president—and Trump,” she continued. “So of course I had to be pedal-to-the-metal for Donald Trump. I’d been waiting 30 years for someone to say all these things”—i.e., that Mexicans streaming across the border were drug-dealers, rapists, and murderers, among other distasteful characterizations of foreign visitors to America. “I went into this completely clear-eyed.”
Then you should feel like an idiot, because you are an idiot. There were qualified candidates in the primary running, and either one could have gotten more of their agenda accomplished, by now.
We could have had a Gilmore.
It’s like she doesn’t want to admit she was duped.
Pushing through the usual group of hecklers, Coulter went on:
“We are bringing in immigrants who are good for the very rich,” she said. “They don’t live in their neighborhoods. They don’t fill up their schools or their hospital emergency rooms. And, oh boy, you should see how clean Juanita gets the bathtub. You can eat off of it after she’s done.”
“You’re a racist!” a young man yelled from the cheap seats.
“No, I’m sorry, the people bringing in Juanita, the maid, and underpaying her, are the racists,” Coulter shot back. “You are a moron!” she added—prompting a burst of applause. “You’re very stupid. I can’t argue with stupid people.”
It’s hard to figure out where Coulter is coming from, these days. Trump’s betrayal has really mixed up her head.
She mentioned that if Ohio Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown chooses to run in 2020, she would consider voting for him, given his tough-on-trade stance.
Near the end of the evening, Long asked Coulter if her prescription for Trump’s shortcomings “is less cheerleading and more tough love.”
“Tough love, yeah,” Coulter agreed.
“So you are in favor of giving the president a spanking?” Long quipped—the night’s only reference, and a veiled one at that, to the Stormy Daniels situation.
Not terribly veiled.
At which Coulter laughed and said, “I do not remind him of his daughter!”
Well, there’s always that.