Ann Coulter, one of President Donald Trump’s earliest and most vocal backers, penned a scathing column on her website Tuesday in which she slammed Trump’s budget deal, wondering where the “ruthless businessman” was that Trump had promised to deliver to the United States.
In her column, titled, “Swamp people: 47; Trump: 0,” Coulter blasted the president over his budget deal, calling it something “straight out of George Soros’ dream journal.”
“If this is the budget deal we get when Republicans control the House, the Senate and the presidency, there’s no point in ever voting for a Republican again,” Coulter began.
Later in her column, Coulter shamed the commander-in-chief for seeming to back off of many of his campaign tent poles, such as the Mexico-U.S. border wall.
“Not only is there no funding for a wall,” she wrote, “but — thanks to the deft negotiating skills of House Speaker Paul Ryan — the bill actually prohibits money from being spent on a wall.”
Referring to other aspects of the budget deal, which she referred to as “a spectacular failure,” Coulter wrote, “Democrats have got to be pinching themselves, thinking, ‘Am I dreaming this?’ “
Later zeroing in on the president himself, Coulter attacked Trump’s political acumen and perceived inaction in the budget negotiations.
“The deal was that we were getting the Hollywood version of a New York businessman,” Coulter wrote. “An uncouth, incurious rube — who would be ruthless in getting whatever he wanted.”
“We want the ruthless businessman we were promised,” Coulter demanded.
Noting that Trump’s very presence in the White House was “comically improbable,” Coulter added, “We knew Washington Republicans were useless. That’s why we elected such a comically improbable president as Donald J. Trump.”
On a much chillier and to-the-point note, Coulter admonished the U.S. in her diatribe that “we’re not winning.”
“Remember?” she asked, gearing up to invoke one of Trump’s most-used catchphrases — “winning.”
“There would be so much winning, we were going to get ‘sick and tired of winning,’ and beg him, ‘Please, please, we can’t win anymore. … It’s too much. It’s not fair to everybody else,’ ” she wrote. “We’re not winning. We’re losing, and we’re losing on the central promise of Trump’s campaign.”