Estranged Trump supporter Ann Coulter on Tuesday lashed out at President Donald Trump for blatantly lying about having built large sections of his proposed border wall.
On Twitter, Coulter posted a link to a fact-check article from the Washington Post that took the president to task for falsely claiming that much of the wall had already been built.
“The White House failed miserably to achieve its objectives on funding for a border wall, receiving relative peanuts,” the Post wrote of the president’s boasts about the wall earlier this year. “It sought $25 billion but ended up with 5 percent of that. Moreover, the money came with strings attached so that it could be used only for fencing, not the ‘great’ and ‘beautiful wall’ promised by Trump.”
Coulter shared the Post’s assessment and accused Trump of trying to trick his supporters into believing the wall had actually been built.
“Even a Washington Post reporter knows that not one inch of Trump’s wall has been built,” she wrote. “Does Trump think his supporters are dumber than a WaPo reporter?”
Even a Washington Post reporter knows that not 1 inch of Trump's wall has been built. Does Trump think his supporters are dumber than a WaPo reporter? https://t.co/iCbior7yFp
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) December 11, 2018
Coulter may have been set off by a Tuesday morning Trump tweet in which he falsely claimed that “people do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built.”
The president also insisted during his combative meeting with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer that much progress had already been made in constructing the wall.
….People do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built. If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall. They know how important it is!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2018