Coulter vs. Maher: Attack Trump For Failed Border Wall Promise, "He Lied"; You're Wasting Time With Russia


Conservative columnist and commentator Ann Coulter told the host of HBO's 'Real Time' Bill Maher how Democrats can beat President in 2020: go after him for not keeping a campaign promise. Coulter advised Maher that if "you want to get Trump" the winning message isn't Russia, it's calling out his failure to deliver on a major campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

"We've been lied to over and over and over by politicians, by respectable people," Coulter said n Friday. "By people like Mitt Romney and George Bush, Obama and Clinton were going to protect your jobs. And if I can just say for a second to an audience that is not wild about me, I think this 'build the wall' line sounds like 'Crooked Hillary' or 'lock her up.' It isn't that."

"You want to get Trump? I'm telling you how to get Trump," she said told the HBO host. "He promised something for 18 months and he lied. It's not this Russia nonsense. You are so wasting time!"

"I think he would think 'I won the Cold War, what is with this lunatics?' It's not the Soviet Union anymore," Coulter responded after Maher inquired what she believes Ronald Reagan would think about the Trump-U.S. relationship with the Russian Federation. "It's not the Soviet Union. We are not living under the threat of nuclear annihilation. It's over. Now Russia."

"The president is a traitor who is in their camp," Maher said to tepid audience applause.

Coulter addressed the audience on several occasions that they are "being played" and getting "screwed" by multinational corporations and people like the Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch who obtain cheap labor through their support of lax immigration laws. Coulter, who quoted Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in her argument, said Senate Republicans are also against tightening immigration laws.

"You're being played," Coulter said. "This is as Bernie Sanders said a Koch Brothers idea. This is lots of cheap labor pouring into this country is good for employers. It's not good for employees. You know who wants it? The Koch Brothers. They want it. Rupert Murdoch wants it. My party wants it. Why hasn't Trump been able to get it through the past two years? Because Republicans don't want it. It's all of mass immigration, it's our legal immigration -- there is no e-Verify -- The Wall is a big part of that."

"You're being played to have everybody to keep acting like this is some sort of racist thing," she added. "Working class wages have gone down, middle-class wages have been stagnant. It's great for the rich. It's good for you. It's bad for people who work."

Coulter acknowledged that she supported Trump "clear-eyed" but thought "he'd actually keep his promises" when it came to immigration and the border.

"People used to tell me... oh, he's so coarse, he's so vulgar, he makes things up. I went into this fully clear-eyed," Coulter said of her support for Trump and his promise for a wall. "Again, we liked that about him because respectable people who listened... we thought he wouldn't care what the elites thought and he'd actually keep his promises on this."

Coulter reminded Maher that in the past, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and then-Senator Barack Obama said the U.S. needs a barrier at the southern border.

"They certainly weren't talking about that," Maher responded.

Coulter once again called out Democrats and Republicans for deciding to "suck up to Wall Street" and how people are "being screwed" with the influx of cheap labor.

"They decided, no, let's suck up to Wall Street and they want cheap nannies. And the Republicans said let's suck up to the Chamber of Commerce, we want cheap nannies," she said of the two party's stance on immigration.

"All of you are being screwed," Coulter told the audience. "Cheap labor isn't so bad for me. I'm not as rich as [Trump] is but I'm not doing badly. My landscaping is beautiful. There's not a bit of slime on my pool. It's good for me but I care about my fellow Americans and the working class."

"He said he had the best words, that he is the most Christian person, and he would be more presidential than Lincoln. I could go on and on and on. It makes me laugh, I like that about him," she said of Trump's 'puffery.'

"Just keep your promise and I'm right back in his camp," Coulter promised.

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