Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter has soured on Donald Trump and took to Twitter last weekend to make sure he knows it. Coulter, who was an early champion of Trump’s and even wrote a book entitled “In Trump We Trust,” said she can’t commit to voting for the president in November.
“He’s a defective man,” Coulter said in an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery.” “Does that mean he shouldn’t be reelected? I don’t know.” She added that instead of voting for Trump or his challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, she will “probably write in Jeff Sessions.” Sessions served as Trump’s attorney general until November 2018, when he resigned at the president’s request. Prior to stepping down, Sessions endured months of public criticism from Trump over his decision to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Coulter, a controversial right-wing provocateur, was one of Trump’s most outspoken backers during the 2016 campaign; her book “Adios, America” laid out many of the themes Trump echoed in his attacks on Mexicans seeking to immigrate to the United States.
Coulter’s relationship with Trump has been strained for several months, largely because, she said, she is disappointed the president has not done more to stop illegal immigration. But a few days ago things took a turn for the worse when Coulter became enraged over the president’s renewed criticism of Sessions, who is seeking to be reelected to his old seat in the U.S. Senate in his home state of Alabama.
Last week, Trump began attacking Sessions on Twitter again, saying he “let our country down.” Sessions responded that he did his “duty and you’re damn fortunate I did. It protected the rule of law and resulted in your exoneration."
Download or subscribe on iTunes: “Skullduggery” from Yahoo News
In her own extended Twitter rant, Coulter lashed out at Trump, calling him, among other things, “a complete blithering idiot,” “a shallow and broken man” and “the most disloyal actual retard that has ever set foot in the Oval Office.”
A longtime Sessions loyalist, Coulter said she is not sure Trump can win in November. Lamenting the president’s proclivity for sending “trash tweets,” she added that his presidency has been a disappointment “to all of his supporters, whom he has done nothing for.”
“He’s a big betrayer and those tend not to do well in politics,” she said. “Could be it would be better to just get him out of office.”
Coulter said she is particularly enraged that Trump is targeting Sessions amid his campaign to win back his former Senate seat in Alabama. She pointed out that Democrats appear poised to retake control of the Senate, making it all the more stunning to see the president undermine Sessions publicly.
“There would be more decorum if you put Zippy the Chimp in the White House,” she said.
Click here for the latest coronavirus news and updates. According to experts, people over 60 and those who are immunocompromised continue to be the most at risk. If you have questions, please refer to the CDC’s and WHO’s resource guides.