Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter isn’t pleased with President Donald Trump’s decision to fill the White House with people whom she does not consider intelligent.
What did she say?
Speaking with Steve Robinson on “The Howie Carr Show,” Coulter said that the president may be well served to consider appointing those with political experience to posts at the White House rather than doling out jobs to those in his inner circle, including former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman.
Coulter’s Monday remarks came on the heels of Manigault-Newman’s release of a secret recording of White House chief of staff John Kelly firing her.
Coulter said that the president should not hire people from “The Apprentice” — Manigault-Newman was a three-time star of the Trump reality show — or his own children, including Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.
“How about hiring smart people trying to help you?” Coulter mused.
“One one hand, [Trump] could hire people who are smart, know a lot about politics, and supported his agenda, but who he’s only known since he adopted that agenda when he first ran for president,” Coulter explained.
“Or,” she countered, “he could hire people with no experience in politics because he’s known them a long time, because, you know, then at least he’s going to get loyalty.”
Coulter went on to describe how Trump’s propensity for choosing the latter is what has gotten him and his administration in trouble.
“They know nothing about what they’re doing,” Coulter said. “There may be no [border wall], and the government may be blowing up every single day, but at least he’ll have their loyalty. Nope! Doesn’t have their loyalty, either.”
The conservative firebrand was careful to point out that she’s not lobbying for a job in the White House, and, in fact, doesn’t even want to work there — but she did have some suggestions of her own for staffing the White House.
“[H]ow about [Kansas Secretary of the State] Kris Kobach, [journalist] Mickey Kaus, or [political consultant] Pat Caddell?” she asked.
“You name all the people who would have been so great in this White House and we would have a wall by now,” Coulter added. “But no, it has to be people from ‘The Apprentice’ and his kids.”