Donald Trump’s idiotic national emergency declaration just cost him the support of the most bigoted woman in the far-right.
Ann Coulter responded to Trump’s unconstitutional declaration in the worst possible way that any Republican can do: she admitted the utterly painful truth about what the president is doing and shone a spotlight on the way he’s working over his base.
Her Twitter attack on Trump reveals a major case of buyer’s remorse and spurred a schadenfreude party on both sides of the aisle.
No, the goal of a national emergency is for Trump to scam the stupidest people in his base for 2 more years. https://t.co/6DQSkqxV8h
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 15, 2019
Of course, Trump’s response to Coulter’s stinging rebuke inevitably took the form of a highly-charged racial epithet, saying that she is “off the reservation” and that he doesn’t have time to talk with her anyway.
In that one tweet, Ann Coulter proved that she’s been living rent-free in Trump’s head.
The Twitterverse exploded with laughter and shade from both sides of the aisle.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) February 15, 2019
It was obvious long ago to all humans with an above-room-temp (F) IQ and in possession of their faculties that Trump means absolutely nothing he says, ever, to anyone, and he will betray any trust for any reason, usually one that's cheap and sordid.
— John Schindler (@20committee) February 15, 2019
Remember when Tucker had a meltdown when I called Trump's base "ten toothed rubes"?
Ann said the quiet part loud: pic.twitter.com/RdfSSIrdNc
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 15, 2019
Ann Coulter hating Trump is like porn for moral people.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) February 15, 2019
Ann Coulter trash talking Trump is like cancer insulting the plague.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) February 15, 2019
In case you’re wondering who she is, Ann Coulter is the same far-right troll who wrote a book during the 2016 election with a title destined to age poorly from the moment she released it: “In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!”
Trump began waffling virtually the day that book was released, much to her chagrin even before the election.
But it’s difficult for avowed racists like Coulter to find champions on the political stage to push idiotic ideas like building medieval walls in Texas on land the government doesn’t own, so she stuck with him – with one notable departure last April – until this last December.
That’s when Trump unfollowed Coulter on Twitter and she began ramping up her attacks from the farthest right corner of the political universe, declaring him “dead” last month even before he caved to the pressure from the air traffic controllers union and ended the longest and most painful government shutdown in American history, which he proudly made happen.
Donald Trump’s sad state of affairs today, where even an avowed racist can tell the truth for a minute and that totally rips down his political house of cards, was long in the making.
Republicans thought they could control their con-artist-in-chief and get anything they wanted out of him, but the joke is on them.
A political gaffe happens when a politician admits the truth they’ve been hiding, but Ann Coulter’s tacit admission today completely illuminates the GOP’s brand of cynical politics in service of racism.
Coulter’s revelatory tweet today proves that “conservatives” like her know entirely that the only way to force racist policies down the American public’s gullet is by hiring a guy like Donald Trump to sell hate to the American people.
We should all take a moment to smile about Ann Coulter’s anguished, public breakup with Donald Trump, because it is keeping America greater than the alternative.