Warning of a “joke presidency” that “scammed the American people,” conservative radio host Ann Coulter unloaded on President Trump’s apparent softening on securing funding for his border wall, suggesting that Trump will have “no legacy whatsoever” if it doesn’t get built.
“They’re about to have a country where no Republican will ever be elected president again,” Coulter said during an interview with the Daily Caller Wednesday. “Trump will just have been a joke presidency who scammed the American people, amused the populists for a while, but he’ll have no legacy whatsoever.”
When asked whether she intends to vote for Trump in 2020 if significant moves aren’t made for wall funding, Coulter, who was a big Trump supporter in 2016, said “no.”
“Nor will, I think, most of his supporters. Why would you? To make sure, I don’t know, Ivanka and Jared can make money? That seems to be the main point of the presidency at this point,” she said.
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The White House this week appeared to walk back Trump’s shutdown threats last week — when he said he would be “proud” to shutdown the government over funding for his border wall and offered to take full responsibility for it. During a press briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the administration is looking into getting funding for the wall from other agencies if Congress can’t come up with a compromise before the Friday funding deadline.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted Wednesday that he intends to introduce a continuing resolution that would keep the government funded until Feb. 8.
Listen to the full Coulter interview here.