Ann Coulter: Alec Baldwin Would Be Trump’s ‘Strongest Opponent’ in 2020

“You need someone with shocking charisma to go up against Trump — I think he has it,” she tells TheWrap

Last Updated: August 21, 2018 @ 1:43 PM

Ann Coulter offered Democrats a surprising suggestion on who should challenge President Donald Trump in 2020: the Hollywood liberal who consistently mocks the commander in chief on “Saturday Night Live.”

“I think the strongest opponent to Trump would be Alec Baldwin,” Coulter told TheWrap in an interview to promote her new book, “Resistance Is Futile.”

“You need someone with shocking charisma to go up against Trump,” she said of Baldwin, dismissing the long list of past and present Democratic office-holders who seem to be positioning themselves for a White House run. “I think he has it.”

“He’s charming, he’s funny, he’s charismatic,” Coulter continued, rattling off a list of personal attributes she admired about the Emmy-winning actor and outspoken liberal. “His politics, from what I’ve been able to glean, have really been more the working-class Democratic politics, caring about his fellow Americans and the working class and also his politically incorrect stuff.”

Coulter took care to note that she still believed Trump would regain the presidency in 2020.

“This is just more trolling from her,” Baldwin told TheWrap, dismissing the possibility that he would challenge Trump in 2020 before adding, “Carrot Top would make a better president.”

Coulter, who said she barely knows the actor, said she had a soft spot for the tabloid fixture now most famous for his devastating rendition of Trump on “Saturday Night Live.” She cited without prompting Baldwin’s his infamous and unhinged 2007 phone call to his then-11-year-old daughter Ireland during Baldwin’s custody battle with ex-wife Kim Basinger.

“I was always on his side,” she said. “I never joined in on Fox News when they went after him and I thought it was unfair, that horrible phone call he left for his daughter — and I know it sounded really bad but, boy, talk about invading somebody’s privacy.”

The conservative firebrand then went off on the legal ramifications of his embarrassing tabloid scandal. “Feminists have written divorce law and custody law and men really get screwed over and he’s been a victim of that and I think this was just an explosion of the unfairness,” she added. “He just wanted to talk to his daughter.”

Coulter out with her 13th book this month, “Resistance Is Futile” and has begun making the rounds promoting her latest work in New York and Washington D.C. The book officially went on sale on Amazon on Tuesday.

“The [anti-Trump] resistance has lost its mind. It’s unusual in history. It’s not even like the resistance to Joe McCarthy or Richard Nixon, which I have written a lot about,” Coulter said. “I lay that entirely at the feet of Hillary Clinton.”