Ann Coulter has been one of Donald Trump’s biggest fans, but the conservative commentator said in an interview excerpt published on Monday that she cannot defend Trump’s retweet of an unflattering photo of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) wife, Heidi Cruz.
During an podcast interview with Milo Yiannopoulos, another Trump supporter, Coulter said she found Trump’s action upset her.
“I’m a little testy with our man right now,” she said.
“You are? Daddy’s annoyed you?” Yiannopoulos asked in response, referring to Trump.
“Our candidate is mental. Do you realize our candidate is mental? It’s like constantly having to bail out your sixteen-year-old son from prison,” Coulter replied. “OK, let’s move past last night’s tweet.”
“This is the worst thing he’s done,” she continued, adding that Trump’s comments about Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) status as a war hero were also hard to defend.
“Everything else I could probably defend. I could, I think, off the top of my head. Most of it — it was them overreacting,” she said, referring to liberals. “But the McCain thing, that was — OK it was a dumb joke, it didn’t work. Oh, well. Didn’t kill him. But that tweet last night…”
Later in the interview, Coulter confirmed that she was referring to Trump’s Heidi Cruz retweet when Yiannopoulos mentioned that Trump retweeted “a picture of Cruz’s wife and a picture of Melania.”
“That’s exactly the tweet I’m talking about,” Coulter said. “No, you can’t defend it. This is when we’re bailing our sixteen-year-old out of jail.”
H/t National Review