Conservative commentator Ann Coulter responded to President Donald Trump’s criticism of her, saying that “the only national emergency is that our president is an idiot.”
Her comments came after Trump declared a national emergency on the southern border, while distancing himself from Coulter.
“Thank God he’s relieved me of any responsibility for what he’s been doing,” Coulter told John Phillips and Jillian Barberie on KABC’s “The Morning Drive” Friday. “That was the biggest favor anyone could do [for] me today.”
“It was one thing, the promise he made every single day at every single speech. Forget the fact that he’s digging his own grave,” Coulter continued. “The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot.”
The White House didn’t immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Asked about the influence of right-wing personalities on his views earlier on Friday, Trump mentioned Fox News host Sean Hannity and radio talks show host Rush Limbaugh, adding they did not “decide policy.”
But when it came to Coulter, one of his biggest supporters, he said he did not to know her.
“I haven’t spoken to her. I don’t follow her. I don’t talk to her, but the press loves to bring up the name Ann Coulter,” Trump said the Rose Garden Friday morning. “Probably if I did speak to her, she would be very nice, but I just don’t have time to speak to her.”
“She’s off the reservation,” Trump concluded.
Coulter, who wrote 2016’s “In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!,” slammed the president for agreeing to sign a bipartisan spending deal.
Coulter also told KABC that she was going to change the title on the paperback version of her book to “In Trump We Trusted.”
“This is the worst open borders the country has ever had under the president who ran against open borders,” she said.