Appearing on C-SPAN Friday, author and syndicated columnist Ann Coulter spent seven minutes arguing that Democrats’ efforts to impeach President Donald Trump are illegitimate – then, explained what prompted her to declare that Trump "must go.”
On Tuesday, Coulter made national news when she tweeted to a message to Trump: “Okay, that does it. I give up. They can stay. You must go.”
Asked about the comment, Coulter said Friday that she was responding to a “dementia tweet” by Trump:
C-SPAN: “You say the president shouldn’t be impeached, but, you tweeted out, ‘I give up, Trump must go.’”
Coulter: “Well, that was a response to a sort of senile, dementia tweet he had sent.”
Coulter was replying to a tweet by Trump regarding the Supreme Court’s consideration of whether or not he could overturn President Barack Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) illegal immigrants, in which Trump wrote:
“Many of the people in DACA, no longer very young, are far from “angels.” Some are very tough, hardened criminals. President Obama said he had no legal right to sign order, but would anyway. If Supreme Court remedies with overturn, a deal will be made with Dems for them to stay!”
Coulter said the last straw was when Trump first, rightly, defended his executive order – then, said he’d grant amnesty to DACA recipients, anyway, even if the Supreme Court upheld it:
“It is an unconstitutional executive order. One executive order can overturn another executive order. Trump promised to sign an executive order overturning the amnesty for ‘Dreamers’. Remember, he had beautiful lines on the campaign trail. If only he would go back to Campaign Trump. He used to say, ‘I care about American Dreamers’. That is what Americans finally wanted to hear. So, he tweets out – anyway, this case before the Supreme Court: whether Trump, with an executive order, can overturn an unconstitutional executive order under the exact same procedure and he says a lot of these Dreamers aren't angels, many of them are criminals – but, if the Supreme Court upholds my executive order, I will work out a deal with the Democrats to keep them here.
“Wait a second. You just said they are not angels. You just said they are here illegally. You just said they’re not angels.
“Let's pretend we were all in a coma for 2016 when you said you would deport them so fast our heads would spin. And, then, the last line is: I’m going to work out a deal to keep them here? You explain what that means! So, my tweet was: fine; that’s it; I quit; they can stay; you have to go.”