In 2016, conservative author Ann Coulter was among Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters, even going so far as to write a book called In Trump We Trust. But it seems her perspective has since changed.
According to the Washington Examiner, the former Trump supporter blasted the president in a series of tweets Sunday, calling out his remarks on former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and alleging that he’s “trying to lose” the White House in 2020 — “and take the Senate with him.”
Stabbing Trump in the back
In a report published Sunday, the Examiner shared several tweets from Coulter that outlined her frustrations with the current commander-in-chief.
“Another Roy Moore fiasco,” she wrote after alleging Trump is “trying” to blow the 2020 election, “so he can blame someone else for his own mess.”
Coulter also blasted Trump for failing to “build the wall” at the U.S.–Mexico border. “The ONE PERSON in the Trump administration who did anything about immigration was Jeff Session[s],” she wrote, according to the Examiner. “And this lout attacks him.”
Calling Trump a “complete blithering idiot,” Coulter said “Sessions HAD to recuse himself,” but said Trump’s own actions led to the Robert Mueller-led special counsel probe, as the Examiner reported.
She concluded by declaring:
I will never apologize for supporting the issues that candidate Trump advocated, but I am deeply sorry for thinking that this shallow and broken man would show even some remote fealty to the promises that got him elected.
Mueller’s probe ended in no charges for the president, as Politico reported.
Letting America down
Coulter’s rant was sparked by a Friday tweet in which the president attacked the former AG’s attempt to gain the Republican nomination in this year’s Alabama Senate race. Trump outwardly told voters not to trust his former attorney general and accused Sessions of letting “our country down” before endorsing rival candidate Tommy Tuberville in Alabama’s GOP primary.
For his part, Sessions shot back with a tweet of his own, writing, “Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law. I did my duty [and] you’re damn fortunate I did.”
Trump has said he never would have hired Sessions if he knew the then-AG would recuse himself, as Business Insider notes. In November 2018, The New York Times reported that Sessions had been forced out of the role.
Sessions said Friday that Trump’s “personal feelings don’t dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do.” Only time will tell if voters take the president’s advice.