Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is apparently wearing on Ann Coulter’s nerves, but that hasn’t changed her attitude.
The firebrand and frequently controversial conservative political pundit and author has been one of Trump’s most vocal supporters. She previously called him the only hope for “the last genuinely Christian country on earth.” But she seems to be losing her patience with him, if an interview she gave to Breitbart‘s Milo Yiannopoulos during the first episode of his new podcast on Monday is any indication.
“Our candidate is mental,” Coulter told Yiannopoulos according to Salon. “Do you realize our candidate is mental? It’s like constantly having to bail out your 16-year-old son from prison.”
Coulter has been a proud defender of Trump through and through until now, defending his public statements that Mexicans were rapists drug dealers, supported him in his feuds with Fox News commentator Megyn Kelly South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and actually called for more violence at Trump rallies, as documented in a separate article by Salon.
— Salon.com (@Salon) March 29, 2016
But it seems Coulter has her limits, as she had her first harsh words for Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and behavior in the interview.
“I am a little testy with our man right now,” she admitted to Yiannopoulos, the New York Daily News reported.
Coulter apparently disapproved of Trump’s recent boasting over the size of his manhood during a Republican debate on national television.
“Drastic measure may have to be taken so he doesn’t send tweets like last night,” she said of the blustering billionaire. “I want to take him to a urologist and get electrodes inserted into what is apparently a very large ‘schl*ng,’ and whenever he does something like this, I want to have the button.”
When Yiannopoulos interjected to try to defend Trump’s tactics, Coulter changed the subject to the GOP candidate’s policies, but seemingly remained exasperated.
“I say lowbrow, you say amazing … let’s just talk about what he’s good on,” she said, according to the New York Daily News. “He’s the only one who’s going to build a wall, but please stop testing our patience on the rest of this stuff.”
When Ann Coulter is worried Trump is mental, it means the campaign is making a mistake. https://t.co/glLEsx4qja
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) March 29, 2016
However, Trump has apparently not ruffled Coulter’s feathers enough for the controversial commentator to withdraw her support of his campaign. In a column written soon after for conservative news site Breitbart, titled “It’s Only Trump,” she still argued that a Trump victory was the only hope for the GOP.
“If there’s still hope, it lies with Trump and only Trump. Donald Trump will do better with black and Hispanic voters than any other Republican. But it’s with white voters that he really opens up the electoral map. A Republican Party that wasn’t intent on committing suicide would know that. But Stuart Stevens, the guy who lost a winnable presidential election in 2012, says it’s impossible for Republicans to get one more white vote — and the media are trying to convince the GOP that he’s right.”
Never one to shy away from blunt and controversial public statements herself, Coulter ended her column with trademark venom.
“Maybe 50 years of Third World immigration means it’s too late, and even Trump can’t win,” Coulter concluded. “But it’s an absolute certainty that any other Republican will lose.”
On Yiannopoulos’ show, Coulter also still maintained that Trump “has been more a victim than a victimizer,” and said she could defend most of his controversial statements. though she criticized him for his “half-baked tweets at midnight,” referring to Trump’s tweet last week threatening to “spill the beans” on Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi.
Coulter continued to say positive things about the real-estate mogul on Twitter this week, even expressing support for Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager who was recently charged with battery.
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