Conservative columnist Ann Coulter this week defended GOP hopeful Donald Trump’s remark that women deserved “some form of punishment” for having illegal abortions.
During an interview on Monday, Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes argued that Trump had not “spent thirty seconds thinking about abortion before he was asked by Chris Matthews” about what would happen to women who had abortions if the practice was outlawed.
“When you start asking your guy these questions about policy, there’s no there there,” Sykes told Coulter, according to a transcript provided by Real Clear Politics.
“That’s crazy,” Coulter replied. “I thought the full exchange was fabulous.”
“It was a stupid hypothetical question that has absolutely no bearing on what a president does,” she added. “It is like asking a president, ‘If you were a tree, what tree would you be?'”
Sykes pointed out that Coulter had once said that she didn’t care if Donald Trump “wants to perform abortions in the White House” as long as he built a wall on the U.S. border.
“It is known as hyperbole, Charlie,” Coulter shot back. “This is what I mean. Suddenly the conservative movement has forgotten the meaning of hyperbole. They won’t criticize anything. Any misstep by Trump is completely blown up, even though it is nothing.”
Listen to the audio below.