Donald Trump Just Made a Deal With Democrats to Re-Open the Government, and Now Ann Coulter Has a New Nickname For Him

On Friday, President Donald Trump announced a deal with Democrats to re-open the government for three weeks while negotiations on border security continue. The interim funding will allow federal employees in the nine agencies impacted by the shutdown to get paid and go back to work, but Ann Coulter immediately criticized the decision.

While most people in the United States applaud an end to the financial hardships being faced due to Trump's power play to force Congress to give him the billions of dollars he wants for his border wall, not everyone sees the greater good as motivation for compromise.


Coulter took Trump to task for his reversal, unleashing a tweet storm which included her own version of toxic masculinity where any man that compromises or reverses a poor decision is a "wimp." She tweeted:

"Good news for George Herbert Walker Bush: As of today, he is no longer the biggest wimp ever to serve as President of the United States."

Coulter got the attention she wanted, but found few who supported her personal attacks. Especially the insults against WWII combat veteran and former CIA director President George HW Bush.

Others called her out for wanting Trump to keep the government shut down so the "most expensive and least effective" border security solution, his wall, could be given billions of dollars.

People asked if Coulter was mad.

Others took exception with her opinion on the wall's priority.

While many pointed out Coulter's lack of power in 2019 compared the radio and television deals she once had.

And some expressed concern about her personal attack causing Trump to once again change his mind.

The White House announced an end to the shutdown for three weeks, allowing federal workers to not miss their next paycheck. No promises were made about the government remaining open.

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Late last month, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued one of these orders, urging his constituents to only leave their houses for necessary errands, such as getting groceries or filling prescriptions.

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The Democratic and Republican National Committees took the case to the Supreme Court, with Democrats arguing that the deadline for mailing absentee ballots should be extended by a week, to April 13, in order to facilitate voting from home.

With a Wisconsin Supreme Court Seat up for grabs on Tuesday, Republicans predictably made the case for why as few people as possible should be permitted to vote. It was a continuation of Wisconsin GOP efforts to suppress the vote, which included rejecting a demand from Governor Evers to automatically mail an absentee ballot to every resident.

The Republican majority in United States Supreme Court sided with the RNC and the election in Wisconsin will carry on as scheduled. This is despite Wisconsin being unprepared for the surge in absentee ballot requests, which leapt from a typical 250,000 to over 1.2 million in reaction to the virus. Thousands of these voters won't even receive these ballots until after the election, thereby preventing them from exercising their right to vote.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a blistering dissent to the majority's decision, saying:

"Either [voters] will have to brave the polls, endangering their own and others' safety. Or they will lose their right to vote, through no fault of their own. That is a matter of utmost importance — to the constitutional rights of Wisconsin's citizens, the integrity of the State's election process, and in this most extraordinary time, the health of the Nation."

She was flabbergasted that her more conservative colleagues didn't think a global pandemic and national crisis was enough to justify emergency policies ensuring Wisconsinites their right to vote:

"The Court's suggestion that the current situation is not 'substantially different' from 'an ordinary
election' boggles the mind...Now, under this Court's order, tens of thousands of absentee voters, unlikely to receive their ballots in time to cast them, will be left quite literally without a vote."

A majority of the Supreme Court may not have agreed with Ginsburg, but the court of public opinion was fully on her side.





The Republican efforts indicated to some that the party cares more about maintaining control than preserving lives.




Large crowds are already gathering in Wisconsin to vote.

In a bit of devastating irony, the Supreme Court voted remotely when making its decision.

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