Ann Coulter, conservative Republican commentator and author of the book “In Trump We Trust,” reached peak Donald Trump frustration on Thursday morning when she tweeted, “At this point, who doesn’t want Trump impeached?” and said she'd prefer President Mike Pence if the promised border wall falls through.
She posted in response to Trump’s early morning tweet voicing his sympathy for young DACA recipients. “They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own,” Trump tweeted at 5:35 a.m. EST, “brought in by parents at young age. Plus BIG border security.”
Coulter was once one of Trump’s most vocal supporters, and predicted his win before the conservative party thought it was remotely plausible. Her unfiltered, brash, populist conservatism seemed to align with the goals of the Trump campaign and its figureheads from day one. She even titled a chapter in her Trump-devoted book, "I Don't Care What They Say, I Won't Stay in a World Without Trump." But things quickly took a turn when the administration’s agenda became more flexible and strayed away from its campaign platform, and Coulter, in a twist, became one of the administration's most vocal critics.
“I think everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque, it was the issues,” she told The Daily Caller in May. She was then frustrated with a lack of progress on one of his most contentious promises — building the border wall between Mexico and the United States.
The tweetstorms, surprises and backlash from Republican party members come after a bipartisan dinner Wednesday night at the White House featuring the president, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Leaders of the Republican party were not present at the dinner, and several confused reports of bipartisan deals emerged from the events, with a statement from Schumer and Pelosi suggesting a new agreement on reinstating DACA and reneging on border-wall promises. The White House denied the claims, and said both would be subject to a vote.
Other Republicans or Independents who have discussed the possibility of a Trump impeachment include Representative Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and Senator Angus King (I-ME).
But an impeachment remains unlikely, and its probability difficult to predict, as an American president has never been removed from office. Two have been impeached — Presidents Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson — but were later acquitted, and President Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached.
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