March 28, 2018


'Heartbroken' Trump Critic Ann Coulter: He's a 'Shallow, Lazy Ignoramus' (Lloyd Grove, 03.28.18, Daily Beast)

"I knew he was a shallow, lazy ignoramus, and I didn't care," Coulter admitted to an audience largely composed of College Republicans and a few hecklers at Columbia University on Tuesday night.

It was the sort of anti-Trump invective that Coulter would share privately with pals, including this reporter, over a wine-soaked dinner during the first year of the new administration, but in recent weeks she has increasingly voiced her displeasure in public forums.

This time, Coulter--wearing her trademark slinky black cocktail dress, accessorized by a sparkling, handcuff-sized bracelet--repeatedly trashed her former hero during a supposed debate in Columbia's Roone Arledge Cinema with her good friend, neoliberal blogger Mickey Kaus (modeling a plain blue suit and blue patterned tie).

The ostensible focus of the conversation--moderated by Kevin Can Wait showrunner Rob Long, a rare Hollywood conservative (suitless, unshaven)--was immigration policy. It's a topic on which Coulter and Kaus largely agree (namely, curb the flow of indigent, ill-educated, unskilled arrivals and get rid of the "illegals" who depress the wages of working-class Americans). Also on the agenda was Trump's apparent lack of interest in fulfilling his central campaign promise to erect a "big, beautiful wall" on the U.S. border with Mexico.

The debate also touched upon the opioid crisis--again, a catastrophe created by "Mexicans." 

Posted by at March 28, 2018 1:00 PM