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Ann Coulter predicts that Trump ‘will fold’ on border wall, says Matt Drudge sets national agenda


Coulter isn't pulling any punches

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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter predicted that President Donald Trump "will fold" on his demands for border wall funding and that the government will reopen as a result.

The government shutdown is in its 13th day after Republicans and Democrats failed to reach an agreement — primarily over funding for Trump's planned border wall.

What did she say?

Coulter, who was guest on Wednesday's "Mark Simone Show" on WOR-AM in New York, said that despite Trump shutting down the government, it all appeared to be tough talk to no end.

"[H]e actually did shut down the government," Coulter said. "Though, don't worry, he'll fold in the end."

Coulter's comments echo those she made in December during an interview with the Daily Caller.

"Trump will just have been a joke presidency who scammed the American people, amused the populists for a while, but he'll have no legacy whatsoever," she said.

Coulter, who published "In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!," also sang the praises of Matt Drudge who owns and operates the Drudge Report.

The conservative firebrand credited Drudge with pushing Trump not to be moved on demands for his much-promised border wall.

"The one person who deserves the most credit of all, for going ballistic when Trump caved on wall funding right before Christmas — which I think we got him to take back — is Matt Drudge," Coulter said. "He was the one who put it up as the siren."

Coulter pointed to Drudge's site, which ran a headline "Trump in Retreat" after Republicans and Democrats in December argued over the spending bill.

"[Drudge] really does set the national agenda, as he did with this," she added.

"If he doesn't build the wall," Coulter warned in conclusion, "the next president will be a Democrat."

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