Toobin: Trump Is Shutting Down Gov’t Because Ann Coulter Got Mad At Him

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December 20, 2018 6:09 p.m.

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Thursday that President Trump’s strategy amounts to this: cater to the base.

I mean, he is gonna close down the government because Ann Coulter got mad at him. And that’s, you know, where we are on the budget side. And Mattis is a representative of a broad Washington consensus about military matters. He is not known as a particularly political person. But he’s out now,” Toobin said.

Coulter had gone after Trump in recent days over his initial cave on border wall funding as part of a deal to keep the government open. Trump eventually unfollowed Coulter on Twitter, and the President has now reinstated his demand that $5 billion for his border wall be part of a spending deal.

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