In a Sunday interview with The Daily Caller, conservative firebrand Ann Coulter revealed that she’s ready to bail on President Donald Trump over his lack of delivery on promises.
Coulter, who penned the book “In Trump We Trust,” has been a longtime supporter and advocate of the president and backed him wholeheartedly during his election campaign.
However, Coulter has been changing her tune lately.
In a column on her website last week, Coulter opined that the president, whose very presence in office she called “comically improbable,” isn’t “winning” after his first 100 days in office.
“We want the ruthless businessman we were promised,” Coulter demanded, and during her interview with The Daily Caller, she doubled down on her remarks.
About Trump’s promises, Coulter said, “I’m not very happy with what has happened so far. I guess we have to try to push him to keep his promises. But this isn’t North Korea, and if he doesn’t keep his promises I’m out. This is why we voted for him. I think everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque, it was the issues.”
Coulter previously noted on her website that Trump’s promise-breaking included the lack of movement on building the U.S.-Mexico border wall. She wrote, “Not only is there no funding for a wall, but — thanks to the deft negotiating skills of House Speaker Paul Ryan — the bill actually prohibits money from being spent on a wall.”
Coulter admitted that though she still believes “in Trumpism” — which, according to the National Review, focuses on fundamental tradition, carries disdain for elitism on both sides of the political aisle, touts national pride, and seeks an increasing presence for U.S. manufacturing, among other things — she doesn’t feel that things are looking good for the president.
“I’ve said to other people, ‘It’s as if we’re in Chicago, and Trump tells us he’s going to get us to LA in six days,'” she explained. “But for the first three days we are driving towards New York. Yes, it is true he can still turn around and get us to LA in three days, but I’m a little nervous.”
Though she’s reluctant in continuing her support of Trump, she refused to apologize for her past support:
I don’t apologize for supporting Trump. He said all the right things and nobody else would even say it. I suppose it’s possible that another politician that really meant it would come along. I got to tell you when I wrote “Adios America” I thought there was a 10 percent chance of saving the country. On the evening of November 8, I thought, “Wow, we have a 90 percent chance now, this is a chance that comes a long once every thousand years, we can save America now.”
“Now, I don’t know,” she continued. “I’m someplace between 10 percent and 90 percent.”
Calling Congress the “opposition party” to Trump,” Coulter said that she blames Congress more than the president for the lack of policy implementation.
“I do of course blame Congress most of all,” she said, over Trump’s perceived lack of success so far in his presidency. “They are swine. They only care about their own careers. Who knows how much of it is corruption and how much of it is pure stupidity.
“The president stands alone,” she continued. “It’s his own political party, he’s Gary Cooper. All we have is millions of Americans behind him, but he doesn’t have anybody in Washington behind him.”
Coulter concluded on a chilling note: “I think all of the Trump true believers are petrified.”