Ann Coulter, one of Donald Trump's earliest and most vocal supporters, has taken aim at the administration following the President's decision to fire former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Her disillusionment with the Trump presidency seems to stem from a lack of action on many of his most radical campaign promises. Without Steve Bannon's populist influence in the White House, will the administration move forward on key policy issues?
If Trump wants to prove that he didn’t get the good ideas from Bannon, then it better be pedal-to-the-metal on deportations, the Wall, that tax hike on people who make more than $5 million a year, which I understand was Bannon’s idea but perhaps I was wrong. If that was Trump’s idea, then let’s have it!… Did you hear that on Wall Street, they were cheering today?
Coulter's support of Bannon is inconsistent with the fact that he was a late addition to the Trump campaign. In fact, he was fired almost a year to the day after he was hired, though his influence was profound during that time.
Ann Coulter must have missed the 16 months of the campaign before Bannon maybe she should re-watch the RNC acceptance speech before Bannon.— unseen1 (@unseen1_unseen) August 19, 2017
TIME ran a cover story which labelled Bannon "The Great Manipulator" and Saturday Night Live had endless fun portraying the former head of Breitbart News as a grim reaper who deftly manipulated a childish Trump from behind the scenes. In yet another moment of disdain for the President, Coulter commented on how she believes these portrayals led to Bannon's dismissal:
All you have to do with whatever White House staffer the media would like to get fired — just put him on the cover of a magazine and call him ‘President Whatever the Guy’s Last Name Is.’
She later said the President's "tiny little ego" explodes when someone other than Trump is in the spotlight.
Ann Coulter attacked Trump's "tiny little ego," & proclaimed "Goldman Sachs is running country!' Standby for tweets & pass the popcorn.— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) August 21, 2017
Coulter believes Trump is obsessed with how he is portrayed in the media, though he lambastes them daily for their alleged "fake news." She's concerned that if their criticism continues to influence the White House's hiring and firing decisions, the President's platform may be compromised:
The media is running the staffing at the White House now.
Coulter hasn't completely given up on "Emperor God" Trump. In fact, when she found out he had disbanded an advisory committee on climate change, she rejoiced! Maybe if Trump continues to disregard the future of our planet and beings to build his controversial wall (which experts universally agree would be a racist waste of time and money), Coulter will come back around.