Ann Coulter literally wrote the book on remaining steadfast in one’s trust in President Donald Trump, but if the professional political antagonist’s recent Daily Caller interview is any indication, the In Trump We Trust author seems ready to inflate a life-raft, jump Trump-ship, and paddle her way back to reality.
In the interview, Coulter runs down a laundry list of missteps that she feels Trump has made in his four months in The White House. She (surprisingly) has no problem going scorched earth on her prior bestie right out of the gate and airs a Festivus-like airing of grievances and gripes she has with president, via The Daily Caller:
“Uhhhh. I’m not very happy with what has happened so far. I guess we have to try to push him to keep his promises. But this isn’t North Korea, and if he doesn’t keep his promises I’m out. This is why we voted for him. I think everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque, it was the issues.”
Coulter went on to rant about how she (and many others like her) feels let down by the negotiation tactics Trump has brought to the table thus far. Trump had promised to be a “master negotiator” during his campaign, but Coulter not only says she’s unimpressed with the results thus far but hasn’t seen much of an effort:
“I hate to say it, but I agree with every line in my friend Frank Bruni’s op-ed in The New York Times today. Where is the great negotiation? Where is the bull in the china shop we wanted? That budget the Republicans pushed through was like a practical joke… Did we win anything? And this is the great negotiator?”
Coulter later addressed the subject of Trump steering the country towards the New York “swamp” he had promised to drain, as well as the president’s employment of his children, something she described as “the one fascist thing he has done.” She goes on to wonder aloud if the ‘Never Trumpers’ that were so loud back in November may have actually have had a point.
“If we just keep going to New York. Well again, I’ll say we had no choice, but the Trump-haters were right…It’s a nightmare. I can’t even contemplate that. Right now I’m still rooting for him to turn around and take us toward LA.”
While Coulter is clearly displeased with what she’s seen from Trump so far, she makes it clear throughout The Daily Caller interview that she has zero regrets about giving her vote to Trump in November. In her eyes, she had no choice:
“I don’t apologize for supporting Trump. He said all the right things and nobody else would even say it.”
Coulter blames Congress for much of the disaster that has been Trump’s initial moments as president, calling the lawmakers “swine” who “only care about their own careers.” Asked if she believes Trump might be able to turn his presidency around to a place where he begins fulfilling campaign promises and stops stepping him Twitter-induced manure, Coulter said she isn’t so sure. She estimates her trust in the process at “someplace between 10 percent and 90 percent.”
(Via The Daily Caller)