The conservative commentator had for weeks been bashing Trump for what she said was him caving to Democrats over his demands for additional funding to construct a wall along the southern border, even calling him the “biggest wimp ever to serve as President of the United States”.
On Friday, the bickering made its way into a nationally televised news conference where Trump announced his plans to use executive powers to declare a national emergency to free up billions in funds for the proposed wall.
“Ann Coulter. I don’t know her. I hardly know her. I haven’t spoken to her in way over a year but the press loves saying Ann Coulter, probably if I did speak to her, she would be very nice,” Trump said, adding that she is “off the reservation.”
Coulter fired back on Twitter, saying “He seems to think ‘the reservation’ is HIM, not his campaign promises” then in another post adding she wanted Trump’s words “memorialized.”
She said she did not want to leave the impression that she in any way influenced the White House. “Nor did I have any influence on the captain of the Titanic, the operators of the Hindenburg or the 9/11/2001 Terrorism Prevention Team,” she wrote.