Ann Coulter Blasts Trump Over Saudi Arabia Defense and Lack of Action on Immigration Reform, Border Wall

Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter offered a sarcastic take Tuesday on President Donald Trump's defense of Saudi Arabia, suggesting the president was more protective of the Saudis than parents whose children were killed by undocumented immigrants.

Coulter, who has supported Trump but also challenged him on his failure to reform immigration laws and build a border wall, referenced the president's staunch defense of Saudi Arabian King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite the assertion that the latter was behind the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"If only Trump stood by the Angel Moms like he stands by Saudi Arabia…" Coulter tweeted.

Coulter has consistently called out Trump over the lack of immigration reform. In August, she told the Washington Examiner that claims about the president being a great dealmaker "have been exaggerated," and added: "Wow, I've never seen such a bad dealmaker."

The president issued a lengthy statement Tuesday that appeared to condone the regime's alleged actions due to what he claimed was $450 billion investment the Saudis had promised to put into the U.S.

"The world is a very dangerous place!" Trump began the statement while pointing to the Saudis as an ally against Iran.

Trump also cited $110 billion in defense contracts the Saudis had struck with top contractors. Both figures have been widely repeated by the president but the claims, in addition to his comments about the number of jobs it will create in the U.S., have not been substantiated.

"This is a record amount of money," the president claimed. "It will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, tremendous economic development, and much additional wealth for the United States."

Trump added: "Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event—maybe he did and maybe he didn't!"

Turkish and American intelligence agencies have reportedly concluded Khashoggi was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month by men actiong on the direction of the crown prince.

Trump has long falsely labeled undocumented immigrants as more prone to violence and drug dealing, famously kicking-off his campaign with a divisive rant against Mexicans crossing the southern border and the need for a massive wall to fend off immigration.

After the Trump administration faced significant backlash for separating children from their immigrant parents under its "zero-tolerance" policy, the president hosted "Angel Families" at the White House in June and claimed 63,000 people had been killed by "illegal aliens" since 2001.

Some of the families spoke at the event and Trump said their stories have been ignored.

"You hear the other side. You never hear this side. You don't know what's going on," Trump said.

But Trump has yet to secure significant funding for a border wall and tussled with Democrats over immigration reform for much of his two years in office. The president had labeled a caravan of migrants moving through Mexico as an "invasion" and ordered almost 6,000 troops to the border prior to the midterm election. He also said he was considering ending birthright citizenship via executive order.

Following major Republican losses in the midterms, Trump has seldom mentioned the caravan and has taken no action on birthright citizenship.

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Ann Coulter speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 20 in Los Angeles, California. Politicon for Getty Images/Rich Polk