One of the only not truly awful outcomes from Donald Trump’s temper tantrum over his border wall has been watching the meltdown of conservative ghoul Ann Coulter happen in realtime.
After Trump announced on Friday that the government would temporarily reopen without the billions he wanted for his idiotic border wall, Coulter changed her mind (again) over the man she once called her “Emperor God,” tweeting out that Trump is a “wimp”:
Coulter then went on Bill Maher’s show (of course) on Friday night and continued her rampage (emphasis my own):
Maher: So, let me get this straight. You were convinced that Donald Trump was the guy. You voted for him, Donald Trump. And now you’re finding out he’s a lying conman. What was your first clue?
Coulter: OK, I’m a very stupid girl, fine.
Wow, I agree with her for once?
Coulter’s former god, for his part, dismissed her rants. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal from Sunday, Trump had this to say: “I hear she’s become very hostile. Maybe I didn’t return her phone call or something.”
This is, of course, not the first time Coulter has changed her tune about Trump, which happens every single time he backs down on his campaign promise to build the wall. Last March, she called him a “shallow, lazy ignoramus” in a speech. And in an interview with the conservative rag the Daily Caller last December, when it appeared that Trump would sign a spending bill that didn’t include his funding for the wall, she was asked if she would vote again for Trump if his wall weren’t built: “No. Nor will, I think, most of his supporters. Why would you? To make sure, I don’t know, Ivanka and Jared can make money? That seems to be the main point of the presidency at this point.”
Wow, I agree again!
It would not be a true conservative shitstorm if Newt Gingrich didn’t weigh in, which he did on Monday, going on Fox & Friends to swipe at Coulter. “[Trump] should not pay any attention to Ann Coulter,” Gingrich said, adding, “She’s off here in some fantasy land where she gets to be noisy, which helps her sell books.” This of course set off a predictably unhinged string of tweets from Coulter:
As entertaining as all of this is, Coulter of course knows exactly what she’s doing—by constantly goading an insecure man, she gets what she wants. Last December, just a few days after she called out Trump over caving on border wall funding, he shut down the government.
Still, life is short and times are bad, so we must grab joy wherever we find it.