Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has said that Donald Trump will not back down over his demands for $5.7 billion to fund his promised southern border wall, as he is “dead in the water” if it does not get built. Speaking to HBO’s Vice News Tonight, Coulter said she is backing the president during the ongoing government shutdown as it means people are continuing to talk about immigration.
When asked why Trump is “digging his heels” over the issue, Coulter replied: “It is self-preservation because he is dead in the water if he does not build that wall. Dead, dead, dead.” During the interview, Coulter said that Trump has “screwed up” during the first two years of his presidency by not building the wall, but now “with three seconds on the clock, he’s finally throwing the ball.”
“It is self preservation, because he is dead in the water if he doesn’t build that wall. Dead, dead, dead.”
— VICE News (@vicenews) January 15, 2019
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— Justin Kanew (@Kanew) January 16, 2019