On Friday, conservative commentator Ann Coulter wrote on Twitter that President Trump was “the biggest wimp ever to serve as President of the United States,” and he fired back on Sunday in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, dismissing her insult over his decision to reopen the government without a deal on funding for his proposed border wall. Fox & Friends joined the conversation on Monday, as guests on the broadcast weighed in on the spat and had a message for the president.
“He should not pay any attention to Ann Coulter,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said. “Ann Coulter’s never run for office. She doesn’t know anything about how you put a majority together. She’s off here in some fantasyland, where she gets to be noisy, which helps her sell books.”
Christian Broadcasting Network chief political correspondent David Brody also chimed in on Coulter while discussing why people should trust Trump when it comes to the border wall.
“Ann Coulter, and bless her heart as they say in the South, she is an outlier here and quite frankly not representative of the base at all,” Brody said. “An outlier for sure and some of those comments, off her rocker, no doubt about it.”
Trump also took issue with two Fox News reporters over coverage about his handling of the border wall negotiations.
Never thought I’d say this but I think @johnrobertsFox and @GillianHTurner @FoxNews have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC! Look to final results! Don’t know how my poll numbers are so good, especially up 19% with Hispanics?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019
By going on Twitter and insulting two of our journalists @realDonaldTrump is putting a target on their backs. In turn his followers will then attack @johnrobertsFox and @GillianHTurner in support on Twitter. Bullying journalists is not Presidential. Period. https://t.co/xayShIojYj
— Julie Banderas (@JulieBanderas) January 28, 2019
After Fox News anchor Julie Banderas defended her colleagues on Twitter, Brian Kilmeade appeared to used the Coulter story multiple times throughout Monday’s show to send a message to Trump as well.
“I do think the president cares way too much about people in the media. He’s president. He’s not a candidate,” Kilmeade said, later adding: “He has got to almost ignore people whether it’s me or you one day, Ann Coulter today, and just do what he knows is best.”
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