Ann Coulter? “I don’t know her,” President Donald Trump said at a press conference Friday, describing his relationship with the conservative commentator who has introduced him at rallies.
Asked Friday whether conservative media personalities influenced his policy on building a border wall, the president denied commentators like Coulter and Fox News’s Sean Hannity pushed him to declare a national emergency.
“They don’t decide policy. In fact, if I went opposite — they have somebody, Ann Coulter, I don’t know her. I hardly know her. I haven’t spoken to her in way over a year. The press loved saying ‘Ann Coulter.’ Probably if I did speak to her, she’d be really nice,” Trump said.
Pres. Trump on Ann Coulter, right-wing commentator who has been critical of the president’s actions on immigration: “I don’t know her. I hardly know her…I just don’t have the time to speak to her.”
— ABC News (@ABC) February 15, 2019
Ann Coulter tweeted that “the goal of a national emergency is for Trump to scam the stupidest people in his base for 2 more years.” Retweet if you HATE that you have to agree with Ann Coulter for once. #FakeTrumpEmergency
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) February 15, 2019
Ann Coulter hating Trump is like porn for moral people.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) February 15, 2019
Trump is the American Merkel. But who cares about Germany? Trump just destroyed the U.S.A.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 14, 2019
Trump was trying to give Ann Coulter the Papadopoulos “just a coffee boy” treatment, acting like he doesn’t really know her, then he said… wait for it… she’s “off the reservation.” Can’t make it through a week these days without some ugly comment disparaging Native Americans! pic.twitter.com/KObszGXpnO
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) February 15, 2019
.@KellyO asks Trump about how his outside conservative advisers influenced his decision. He responds by talking about Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) February 15, 2019
Trump describing the conservative voices who influence him: “Sean Hannity has been a terrific, terrific supporter of what I do.” On Rush Limbaugh: “Try speaking for three hours without taking calls.” He says Ann Coulter is “off the reservation” and “I don’t speak to her.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 15, 2019