Ann Coulter Blasts Donald Trump for Not Talking More About Wall During State of the Union: 'He Better Be Breaking Ground Tomorrow'

Donald Trump used his State of the Union address Tuesday to discuss illegal immigration and renew his call for a border wall between the United States and Mexico, but conservative commentator Ann Coulter said that the president's comments were not enough.

"45 minutes in, we got 30 seconds on the wall. He better be breaking ground tomorrow," Coulter tweeted during the speech.

The theme of Trump's address was "choosing American greatness" as he set out to make a bipartisan pitch on policy issues like health care, infrastructure and immigration

"The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It's the agenda of the American people," Trump said at the beginning of his speech, which was held in the chamber of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol.

Trump was originally scheduled to make his State of the Union address on January 29, but was forced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to postpone the event due to the partial government shutdown. It was the first time in U.S. history that a president had been forced to reschedule a State of the Union address because of a standoff with lawmakers.

The government shutdown, which stretched 35 days, was the longest in history as Trump and congressional Democrats remained at a standstill over border wall funding. The president has repeatedly requested $5.7 billion to begin construction of the wall. But Democrats so far have refused to sign a long term spending bill that includes border wall funds, calling the project "immoral" and "wasteful."

On Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted that his administration has sent "additional military" to the border and that he will build the wall at all costs.

"Tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border. We have sent additional military. We will build a Human Wall if necessary. If we had a real Wall, this would be a non-event!" the president wrote just hours before the address.

But during the State of the Union, the president took a much more relaxed tone when it came to discussing illegal immigration. His first comments on the issue came about halfway through his address.

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President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Trump used the opportunity to briefly discuss illegal immigration and repeat his request for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Win McNamee/Getty Images

Trump essentially outlined the White House's proposal for curbing the "crisis" at the southern border, a plan that the president called "commonsense."

"It includes humanitarian assistance, more law enforcement, drug detection at our ports, closing loopholes that enable child smuggling, and plans for a new physical barrier, or wall, to secure the vast areas between our ports of entry," Trump said.

"In the past, most of the people in this room voted for a wall—but the proper wall never got built. I will get it built," he added.

Trump again reiterated the need for compromise on both sides of the aisle, telling the audience: "Simply put, walls work and walls save lives. So let's work together, compromise, and reach a deal that will truly make America safe."

Trump then moved onto foreign policy issues, saying that the United States stands with "the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom."

"And we condemn the brutality of the Maduro regime, whose socialist policies have turned that nation from being the wealthiest in South America into a state of abject poverty and despair," Trump said.

Coulter jumped on the attack again, writing on Twitter that Trump was "WRONG!"

"If you don't build a wall & deport illegals, we'll be a socialist country in about 5 years. Nice words though," she wrote.

Trump then moved on to talk about the threat of ISIS and the Middle East, telling the crowd that "great nations do not fight endless wars." The president added that U.S. armed forces have "liberated virtually all of that terrority" in Iraq and Syria that was previously under ISIS control.

But Coulter commented again, writing on Twitter that more citizens in America have been killed by illegal immigrants than by members of the terrorist organization.

Americans in America killed by ISIS: 0. Americans in America killed by illegals: tens of thousands. BRING THE TROOPS HOME AND GET THEM BUILDING THE WALL.

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 6, 2019