'Very Stupid Girl' Ann Coulter Slams Donald Trump's Leadership but Defends His Border Wall on Bill Maher

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter is not happy with Donald Trump after he agreed a deal with Democrats to temporarily end the government shutdown which did not include funding for a border wall.

On Friday night's edition of Real Time with Bill Maher, Coulter told the host, "I promise you the country would be run much better if I had a veto over what Donald Trump is doing. It's crazy that I expect a president to keep the promise he made every day for 18 months," she said, referring to the building of the wall.

Maher asked Coulter about a tweet she had posted on Friday which read: "Good news for George Herbert Walker Bush: As of today, he is no longer the biggest wimp ever to serve as President of the United States."

"So let me get this straight," Maher said. "You were convinced Donald Trump was the guy, you voted for him—Donald Trump—and now you're finding out he's a lying con man. What was your first clue?"

Coulter responded jokingly, admitting that she had been a "very stupid girl" but noted that these traits were actually a "selling point for Trump."

Despite having questions over his leadership, Coulter went on to defend Trump's border wall saying the reason it hadn't been built in the last two years was because Republicans didn't want it due to the fact that businesses benefit from cheap migrant labor.

"You're being played to have everybody keep acting like this is some sort of racist thing—working class wages have gone down, middle class wages have been stagnant, it's great for the rich, it's good for you [Maher], bad for people who work."

Maher noted that the wall was not going to stop immigrants, arguing that most people who enter the country illegally from Mexico come on a plane and simply stay.

"That's absolutely not true," Coulter responded, "and if you say walls don't work, tell it to Netanyahu, they [Israel] built a wall, illegal immigration went to zero."

Maher then joked: "They built a wall to stop suicide bombers, my gardener has not once tried to blow me up," prompting laughter from the audience.

After this exchange, the host then asked Coulter about Trump's promise that Mexico would pay for the wall.

"I wonder myself what happened to that promise but I will say in Trump's defense, he never said they would pre-pay for it, he explained very clearly how it would be done," Coulter said, to disapproving groans from the audience.

"He did, he laid this out very clearly. He said we would tax remittances. Mexicans in this country both legal and illegal send back $25 billion ever year, that's enough for the full wall. You put a 10 percent tax on that as he recommended—in 10 years you've paid for a $25 billion wall."

The host noted how Trump has now claimed that he never said the wall would stretch from coast to coast, even though "that's exactly" what he said. "You know, first it was a wall, then it was a fence, then it was just cones."

Coulter responded: "I agree. By now it's just a gentle little garden trellis."

Maher then questioned Coulter on Trump's "state of mind" over comments he made regarding the deal to end the shutdown. Trump had said: "I see a lot of the Democrats are all—almost all of them are breaking, saying, 'Look, walls are good. Walls are good.' Big difference from what you had two or three weeks ago."

Maher said: "So he starts with a lie—'I see a lot of the Democrats'—he's in the middle of his own sentence, when he goes 'almost all of them.' You see, he builds on his own lie from two seconds before. He is not f****** sane. He is not a sane person. He convinces himself of his own reality; that is so dangerous."

Coulter explained that when she voted for Trump, she was fully "clear eyed" about the fact that he was "vulgar," "coarse" and "makes things up", noting that she liked those traits about him.

"You like someone who doesn't live in reality?" Maher asked.

"Because I thought—Not 'I'—we that he wouldn't care what the elites thought," she answered, "and he'd actually keep his promises on this."

Despite her criticisms of the President, Coulter stressed that he could still make his way back into her good books if he is able to build the wall.

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

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

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