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The Darkest Timeline Is the One in Which I Agree With Ann Coulter About Something

Ann Coulter speaks onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe while holding her book 'In Trump We Trust'

I never thought it would be possible to agree with Ann Coulter about anything. The woman has built her career on being a telegenic racist troll. For just a tiny representative sample of her horribleness: She’s called liberals “demonic;” after September 11, she said “We should invade [Muslim] countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity”; she’s said that “Americans should fear immigrants more than ISIS,” and believes Mexican culture to be “deficient.”

Until recently, she was also a giant fan of Donald Trump. She even wrote an entire book titled In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!, in which she compared him to an archetypically wise Shakespearean fool—the kind of character who “seems crass because he speaks the truth.”

Lately, though, she’s been a vocal critic of Trump, and today, she called his decision to declare a national emergency in order to get funding for his border wall exactly what it is: an attempt to convince his base that he’s doing everything he can to stop the nonexistent crisis at the border, all while not actually doing anything at all, but still putting himself in a position to be able to blame Democrats for his effectualness.

It feels really gross to agree with something Ann Coulter says.

It is a strange feeling.

Of course, we don’t really agree with Coulter because her problem with Trump and his national emergency is that it’s not racist enough.

The woman who said she would “walk across glass for” Trump after he gave his infamous speech calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” is now mad at Trump because he hasn’t yet built the wall he promised he would.

Meanwhile, when asked about Coulter earlier today, Trump went full Mariah.

“Ann Coulter, I don’t know her. I hardly know her. I haven’t spoken to her in way over a year,” he said when asked about the influence she and other conservative media figures have over him.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders echoed that message on Fox News earlier today.

Last month, Coulter claimed to have enormous influence over Trump and his policies.

But Trump is now denying that, saying that Coulter is “off the reservation,” because the man doesn’t know how not to be racist.

Which I suppose is something he and Coulter still have in common.

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Vivian Kane (she/her) has a lot of opinions about a lot of things. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband Brock Wilbur and too many cats.