Ann Coulter has a message for President Donald Trump: "Dead is dead, dead, dead."
Several days before the partial government shutdown began on December 22, the right-wing columnist and commentator appeared on The Daily Caller's podcast, where she slammed Trump.
"Trump just wants to have a joke presidency who scammed the American people, amused the populists for a while, but he'll have no legacy whatsoever," she said.
At the time, Trump signaled that he would sign a stopgap measure until February 8 (a measure that was passed unanimously to the Senate) without $ 5.7 billion in funding for his proposed border wall.
Coulter and other conservative pundits like Rush Limbaugh were not pleased. Building a wall along the US border.
Later in that December week, Trump did not say anything about wall paper. A bill with border funding could not be passed by the deadline, and on December 22 a partial government shutdown started.
Left-leaning commentators and a Republican lawmaker accused Trump of caving to Coulter, et. al. "You have two talk-radio hosts who completely flipped the president," Republican Sen. Bob Corker told reporters. "And so, do we succumb to tyranny of talk-radio hosts?"
Trump's proposed wall, Coulter is leaning in press on the president.
In an interview with Vice News that aired on Tuesday, Coulter shared his frustration with the president, but also said, "he wants to win."
Coulter lashes out at Democrats for not funding the wall while "weeping" over the 800,000 federal government employees that are either furloughed without pay or working without pay ̵
"Oh, gosh, they'll have to wait a few months before they know they're fully paid," she said. "Look, I'm not in favor of this, but previous shutdowns have been much more difficult."
The federal government has come to terms with the state of emergency, the airport has been struck down, and the parks are falling into disrepair.
Still, Coulter is told Vice News, the wall is all.
"More Americans die from drug overdose every year than died in the entire course of the Vietnam War, and the vast majority of those drugs are being brought in because we have a wide-open border, "she continued. "I care more about that than I care about the Yosemite gift shop being open."
This Line – a variation used by Trump during his primetime Oval Office address last week- has been fact checked. The overdose death toll figure on its own is accurate.
"According to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 72,000 people in the US are predicted to have died of drug overdoses in 2017 – nearly 200 a day," Vox reported. Vox continued: "As with 2016, the 2017 death toll is higher than all US military casualties in the Vietnam and Iraq wars combined."
However, according to The Washington Post, the Drug Enforcement Administration says it will not stop the flow. Potent opioids like Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin, can therefore be ordered online from places like China.
Coulter, who was initially all-in-on-trump (writing a 2016 book called "In Trump We Trust"), has expressed expressed dismay over his presidency. Their relationship may have been somewhat prolonged, but Coulter claims in the interview that Trump still keeps an ear out for her.
Trump "read my stuff," she claimed.