Conservative commentator Ann Coulter declared she is finally done with President Trump and that he “must go.”
The once-staunch and very vocal supporter of the president announced, “I give up” in response to Trump’s comments about the Supreme Court hearing arguments on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Tuesday.
“Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from ‘angels.’ Some are very tough, hardened criminals. President Obama said he had no legal right to sign order, but would anyway. If Supreme Court remedies with overturn, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!” the president tweeted on Tuesday.
Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from “angels.” Some are very tough, hardened criminals. President Obama said he had no legal right to sign order, but would anyway. If Supreme Court remedies with overturn, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2019
The high court seemed to be leaning toward upholding the Trump administration’s 2017 decision to end the Obama-era protections for nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. The program was never approved by Congress and was implemented through an executive order by former President Obama.
Trump has fought back against the problem of illegal immigration since he took office, trying to make good on several campaign promises as he has worked to bolster border security, urged Mexico to do its part in dealing with the large caravans storming the border and he has addressed the “catch and release” revolving door, of the system. Trump had already reached out to Democrats on the DACA issue and had been rejected.
But Coulter made it clear she is no fan of the President cutting any deals with Democrats and she has been critical of Trump’s immigration plans, especially since his promises for a border wall have not fully materialized.
“Okay, that does it. I give up. They can stay. You must go,” she responded to Trump’s tweet.
Okay, that does it. I give up. They can stay. You must go. https://t.co/D6G2YPe8QI
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 12, 2019
Coulter just recently praised the man who stabbed the “Baby Trump” balloon, tweeting that his actions were “Proving once again that Alabama is the greatest state in the union.” But her praise for any other Trump-related issues has been sparse as she lamented in an opinion piece in September that Americans are not getting what they voted for in Trump.
“Our country is being inundated with 100,000 Latin Americans every month. That’s in addition to the thousands of refugees being admitted each month from the rest of the world,” Coulter wrote in the op-ed for The Hill. “Did we vote for this? I’m fairly certain we did not. In fact, as I recall, Americans have voted for the exact opposite every time they’ve been given the chance to vote on immigration. We even chose an utterly implausible individual as president of the United States—because he was a developer and he said he’d build a wall.”
Coulter slammed the president as “the biggest wimp” at the beginning of the year when he signed a spending bill to reopen the government after a 35-day shutdown without getting any funding for the wall.
She also blasted Trump’s immigration plan to switch to a “merit-based” system:
NO WALL. KEEPS SAME MASSIVE LEVELS OF LEGAL IMMIGRATION. And this is the rube-bait campaign document, not even a serious bill.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) May 16, 2019
She called out the president’s businesses for allegedly hiring illegal immigrants in response to report from The Washington Post in August.
Ann Coulter shares story about Trump businesses allegedly hiring illegals and asks, why no charges? https://t.co/BGc1yuFyap
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 12, 2019
Though the president has not always responded to the many attacks by Coulter, who authored a book called “In Trump We Trust,” he did refer to her as a “wacky nut job” earlier this year and addressed her hostility in an interview.
“I hear she’s become very hostile,” Trump told The Wall Street Journal. “Maybe I didn’t return her phone call or something.”