Ann Coulter has said some pretty over-the-top things about President Trump. She has sometimes referred to him as “emperor god,” proclaimed one of his immigration-themed campaign addresses to be “the most magnificent speech ever given” and tweeted that she is so enamored of his immigration policy that she, an abortion opponent, would be willing to turn a blind eye if Trump decided to perform abortions inside the White House.
In fact, Coulter wrote in her most recent book, “In Trump We Trust,” that “there's nothing Trump can do that won't be forgiven.”
She did add one asterisk: “Except change his immigration policies.”
Now that Trump has changed his immigration policies, advocating legal status for DACA recipients who he previously said should be deported while saying that “the wall will come later,” Coulter is saying over-the-top things of a very different nature.
Here's a sampling of her Twitter outrage:
Coulter's frustration with Trump has been building for months, but her current fury represents a dramatic escalation. In addition to original messages like the ones above, she has been retweeting video clips of Trump supporters burning their “Make America Great Again” hats.
In a Thursday-afternoon interview on WBAL radio in Baltimore, Coulter told host Derek Hunter, a contributing editor at the Daily Caller, that Trump is “the worst negotiator I've ever seen.”
“In Trump do you still trust?” Hunter asked Coulter.
“Um, I trust in Trumpism,” Coulter replied. “I think it may be too late. … It may be too late for the country, which is why I am sad for the country. We did everything we could do.”
Notice how Coulter separated Trump from Trumpism — the man from the political ideology on which he campaigned. Coulter still believes in the ideas Trump espoused as a candidate, but she sounds awfully close to giving up on the president himself.
In the past, Trump has held up Coulter as a commentator to whom his supporters should listen.
Trump's promotion of Coulter made sense when she was praising him, but now her voice — which he helped amplify — carries loud criticism.