Ann Coulter Says the Only National Emergency Is Donald Trump 'Is an Idiot'

The war of words between right-wing pundit Ann Coulter and President Donald Trump continued Friday, with Coulter returning fire after a high-profile jab from the commander in chief.

On Friday, Trump said he both didn't know much about Coulter and questioned her mental state while announcing his intention to declare a national emergency to get funding for his long-promised border wall.

"Ann Coulter, I don't know her. I hardly know her. I haven't spoken to her in way over a year. But the press loves saying 'Ann Coulter.' Probably if I did speak to her she would be very nice. I just don't have the time to speak to her," he said, adding that he had once liked her because she had said he would win in 2016.

"But she's off the reservation. But anybody that knows her understands that. I haven't spoken to her, I don't follow her, I don't talk to her."

Coulter reacted shortly thereafter in a radio interview with KABC. Coulter, who wrote a book titled In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome, has withdrawn her support of the president over his inability to get the border wall built.

"It was one thing, the promise he made every single day at every single speech. Forget the fact that he's digging his own grave," Coulter said on KABC. "The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot."

Coulter had previously said that should Trump sign the bipartisan spending bill, the fight for the wall was effectively over. She also said that the bill's nearly $1.4 billion allocated for border security would not make for a true wall and that a national emergency declaration wasn't going to get it done.

Conservative Review senior editor Daniel Horowitz said in a post Thursday that the goal of the national emergency was "to end illegal immigration and cartel smuggling." Coulter tweeted in response: "No, the goal of a national emergency is for Trump to scam the stupidest people in his base for 2 more years."

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Ann Coulter at the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 20, 2018. Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon