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Ann Coulter, the conservative firebrand who predicted Trump would win, much to the cackling laughter of the Bill Maher audience and panel, railed against Trump in an interview with Mark Simone.
Sounding despondent and admittedly 'depressed' over the recent firing of Steve Bannon, Coulter lashed out at the President, saying 'it's not a good idea to let the media know to manipulate him as President.' Coulter was referencing Trump's defensive posture and annoyance that Bannon had been credited with Trump's election win. Over the past half year, the media, including comedy outlets, had lampooned Trump and Bannon -- painting Bannon as the true, yet sinister, mastermind behind Trump's success.
Coulter almost pined for the campaign era days of Trump, reflectively saying 'finally, after 30 years, we're gonna get a President not controlled by Goldman Sachs,' making reference to the Goldman alumni stacking Trump's cabinet.
Coulter threw down the gauntlet to Trump, saying, "if you really want to prove to us that Bannon had nothing to do with winning the nomination and then winning the Presidency, what you really want to do now is pedal to the metal on raising taxes on Wall Street (carried interest loophole), start deporting illegals, end NAFTA, bring the jobs back and build the wall."
Ann furthered, "and if he does all those things, okay, I'll say 'My gosh Mr. President you're right. Steve Bannon had nothing to do with your success.'"
The reason why she's depressed over Bannon's departure likely stems from the fact that all loyalists from inside the campaign, save Conway and Miller, have been purged from the White House.
"People like us should be a little depressed today because there's no one on the President's side in the White House anymore. "
She summed up Trump's isolation succinctly, 'it's just you in the White House surrounded by the people you hired from Goldman Sachs. Don't you want to have one guy in the White House on your side?'
Ann then ripped Trump to shreds for calling out 'fake news media' and then giving them exclusive access to him, saying 'he's calling Maggie Haberman (NY Times) everyday.'
"Why isn't he giving all his interviews to Breitbart, Daily Caller? Why isn't he directing his communications director, or press secretary, to call on the conservative media. No, the conservative media is totally dissed in the press briefing room."
"He's surrounded himself with the ruling class." -- Ann Coulter
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