Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter tore into President Donald Trump's handling of American immigration policy in an interview on Firing Line with Margaret Hoover that will air Friday night.
Coulter, whose support of Trump fizzled in the wake of the last government shutdown, was asked by Hoover to opine on the ongoing chaos at the southern border.
“How about this—worse than it would ever be under any Democrat. Worse than it would be under Hillary,” Coulter said.
Hoover pressed for clarification: “The dynamics at the border are worse than they would be under a Democrat right now?”
"Yes, more illegal aliens pouring in than they would be under President Hillary Clinton, definitely under President Bill Clinton. We know if you can go back to that time. Definitely under Obama. There were surges under Obama but Obama knew, 'Uh oh, I better do something about this.'”
.@AnnCoulter says the crisis at the border is worse under Trump than “it would ever be under any Democrat,” includi… https://t.co/RuGY8SYIxp— Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (@Firing Line with Margaret Hoover)1555597052.0
Coulter continued to dump on Trump for not doing anything but tweeting.
“Not Trump," Coulter said. "He just sends out a tweet saying 'I'm going to shut down the border' and then goes, 'But you just keep pouring in, pouring in, pouring in.'”
Hoover asked what things Coulter believes Trump is not doing that would be done under a Democratic administration.
“I promise you this could not continue because a Democrat would know he would be dead in the water,” Coulter said, . “He couldn't just tweet something out and have everybody say ‘Yay.’"
Coulter in February chided Trump after he declared a national emergency so he could divert funds to build a border wall.
"The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot," Coulter said on KABC's Morning Drive radio show. She added that she was grateful that Trump had insisted she had no influence over his decision making. Trump in his remarks referred to her as "off the reservation."'
"Thank God he’s relieved me any responsibility for what he’s been doing," she quipped. "That was the biggest favor anyone could do for me."
Coulter's former fans are not happy.
@FiringLineShow @AnnCoulter Ann Coulter - you have no idea why we have a huge surge of illegals right now. It's be… https://t.co/3t8Q6nciDW— rewe (@rewe)1555602668.0
Some people, however, agreed.
@FiringLineShow @anntensity @AnnCoulter So true— Mr Sing Naturé (@Mr Sing Naturé)1555644149.0
@FiringLineShow @anntensity @AnnCoulter Ann is right as always! Wow, that was a leggy interview!— Patrick Fears (@Patrick Fears)1555629506.0
@FiringLineShow @anntensity @AnnCoulter That’s a fact! Trump got off the train long ago!— Patrick Fears (@Patrick Fears)1555629331.0
Others blasted her as a communist and a Democrat (she is neither).
@FiringLineShow @anntensity @AnnCoulter she's democrat now. too bad. it was a nice run. enjoy early retirement— danny stringfellow (@danny stringfellow)1555629785.0
Those folks in particular are really gonna hate what happened next.
Later on in the interview, Coulter said that Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) could earn her vote - and maybe even her time on the campaign trail - if he adopts immigration positions she favors.
“If he went back to his original position which is the pro-blue-collar position, I mean it totally makes sense with him if he went back to that position, I’d vote for him, I might work for him,” Coulter said. “I don't care about the rest of the socialist stuff just, can we do something for ordinary Americans.”
Ann Coulter feeling the Bern? The conservative commentator says Sanders has supported immigration policies that cou… https://t.co/8be9zDVsyc— Firing Line with Margaret Hoover (@Firing Line with Margaret Hoover)1555532797.0
@FiringLineShow Ann's gone over the edge.— Robert Lee Stowe III (@Robert Lee Stowe III)1555608165.0
@FiringLineShow I knew @AnnCoulter would stoop to appearing on liberal media. However, she has taken her annimus to… https://t.co/77HPVeFE6x— The Time Has Come✝️🇺🇸 (@The Time Has Come✝️🇺🇸)1555644838.0
@FiringLineShow This Is the most depressing thing I’ve seen all day. Good lord Bernie Fucking Sanders! You’re kiddi… https://t.co/Q2cCQa5ePk— blame it all on my roots (@blame it all on my roots)1555631921.0
@FiringLineShow @MargaretHoover Has Ann lost her mind? “The rest of the socialist stuff”? She’s got to be kidding— Opal (@Opal)1555562739.0
@FiringLineShow "The rest" ? Losing it for sure. Maybe she's on some medication?— KATHIE WALTERS (@KATHIE WALTERS)1555641851.0
@FiringLineShow She will never be taken seriously again.— Maureen Taylor (@Maureen Taylor)1555592528.0
She really knows how to stir the pot.
@FiringLineShow Why on earth are you giving this sack of human excrement relevance? She insulted 911 first responde… https://t.co/pFJ4rqBa0G— TooFarGone (@TooFarGone)1555684489.0
@FiringLineShow Ann is much smarter than most.of her supporters.— Demon Thayer (@Demon Thayer)1555672016.0
@FiringLineShow Hey @AnnCoulter I happen to be an engineer but I'm finally at a point where I feel like I need to r… https://t.co/nylDLEwF8l— tekton (@tekton)1555572847.0
@FiringLineShow @anntensity That's gonna leave a mark— Logback 🇺🇸 (@Logback 🇺🇸)1555584988.0
@FiringLineShow Ann doesn’t feel anything, and nothing she says has any credibility or substance. She’s a political… https://t.co/z9tQ9P5qWg— Bronnaspen (@Bronnaspen)1555694792.0
What a time to be alive.