Mike Huckabee: If Ann Coulter Thinks She Can Do Better Than Trump, ‘Let Her Run for Office’

Former Arkansas governor says president cares about Coulter’s opinion because he “doesn’t want people to go out and try to stir up his base against him”

Former Arkansas governor and father of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Mike Huckabee, took a swipe at conservative political commentator Ann Coulter Monday, suggesting that if she wants to make decisions about U.S. border policies, perhaps she should just “run for office.”

During Huckabee’s appearance on Brian Kilmeade’s Fox News Radio show on Monday, Kilmeade noted that, over the weekend, Coulter blasted the president’s proposal to exchange extended DACA protections for a wall on the southern U.S-Mexico border, calling the president’s offering “amnesty” to DREAMers.

Huckabee was asked what he thought of the government shutdown — now in its 31st day.

“Ann Coulter says, ‘I voted for Trump and I got Jeb [Bush],'” Kilmeade told Huckabee. “You can’t govern just for conservatives. So how does the president win here?”

“Well first of all, Ann Coulter, if she’s got the way to get it done then let her run for office,” Huckabee shot back. “She’s never done that. So she’s never had to be in the position of having to sit down and work through something to a solution. I have and the president’s in that position. And you’re not going to get everything you want.”

Kilmeade asked Huckabee why he thought Trump cares so much what Coulter thinks.

“He doesn’t want people to go out and try to stir up his base against him,” Huckabee answered. “And I’m not sure why she would because she’s gotta deep down know that he can’t just be arbitrary. He’s not a dictator. He’s a president. He’s got to work within the confines of getting something through two houses of Congress, one where he doesn’t have 60 votes to beat the filibuster and the other where Nancy Pelosi is in charge.”

You can listen to the full and interview with Kilmeade here.