President Donald Trump is looking for a way out of the shutdown debacle he previously said he’d be “proud” to own. Now the longest government shutdown in history, the President attempted to sweeten the deal for Democrats, offering three years of protection from deportation to those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.
But in doing so, he may have made things worse for himself, especially where far-Right pundit Ann Coulter is concerned.
Coulter tweeted about the President, and she didn’t hold back:
Trump proposes amnesty. We voted for Trump and got Jeb!
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 19, 2019
While the Republican primaries in the 2016 campaign now may seem like a lifetime ago, Trump’s and 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s hatred for each other is somewhat unforgettable.
Trump would often refer to Bush as “Low Energy Jeb,” while also calling him “an embarrassment to his family,” a “sad sack,” and “not a man.”
The primary debates would get heated.
#Flashback 2016 Republican Debates!
Donald J Trump -vs- the Bush and Clinton special interest dynasties — that hang like mill stones around the neck of a free and prosperous America. #AmericaFirst pic.twitter.com/BYijgEIYBp #MAGA and #KAG2020 Jeb Bush border security #ccot #TX
— Ed (@reFocusZone) December 7, 2018
— Glorious Trump (@GloriousTrump) December 31, 2016
Many thought the burn was brutal.
Coulter already called Trump Jeb which he won’t think is awesome.
— Mike Miner (@mcminer1031) January 20, 2019
Your girl is not happy with you Crooked Donnie!!
Better do something, fast!
Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ | TheHill https://t.co/SomdhiGxbb
— Jill Mertinke (@Jillie1949) January 19, 2019
I'm just enjoying them tear each other apart.
— Steamboater (@Steamboater) January 20, 2019
A few Trump voters agreed with Coulter.
If they get to stay, it is #AMNESTY.
Your offer was immediate #AMNESTY in exchange for a "downpayment" on enforcement that will NEVER materialize. This is the same sort of sellout we'd have gotten from a President Jeb Bush…
— Heliophobia (@Heliophobia) January 20, 2019
We didn’t elect Jeb Bush!!! Trump like all those before him are liars and cowards. One day we will get someone who will understand you can negotiate with Democrats!! You don’t negotiate with terrorist!! Trump has blinked first it’s over
— John Smith (@JohnSmi27230158) January 19, 2019
The burn could have more of an effect on Trump than many think, as Coulter seems to have a wealth of influence on the President.
Trump reportedly continued to pursue the southern border wall to the point of shutting down the government after rabid Republican talking heads like Coulter and Rush Limbaugh advised him not to cave on what was one of his biggest campaign promises.
Coulter previously said that Trump’s presidency was “dead in the water” if he didn’t get the wall. She also claimed to be advising the president.
“I’ve been advising the president whether on Twitter, in columns, or in private conversations you’re not allowed to know about, since Election Day.”
— Justin Kanew (@Kanew) January 16, 2019
Now, some are speculating that her comparison to Jeb will have an effect on the President’s judgment.
— Fred A. Jones (@FredAJones1) January 20, 2019
Trump needs to kiss Ann's tush, find out what she will support, before talking to the American public..
Ann Coulter rips Trump shutdown compromise: "We voted for Trump and got Jeb!" https://t.co/x3YJFR7XM3 pic.twitter.com/SdXS90JniY
— Larry Gorkin (@LarryGorkin1) January 19, 2019
When the bill reaches your desk you should veto it.
— Eeyore D. Puppet (@iordpuppet) January 19, 2019
Who is running the WH? !# RESIST
— Patricia Elliott (@Patrici63328203) January 19, 2019
We shall see.