A political action committee that backed President Donald Trump’s bid in 2016 has now grown so disillusioned with him that it is trying to recruit right-wing polemicist Ann Coulter to challenge him in 2020.
The Washington Times reports that the Americans for Legal Immigration PAC has grown so upset at Trump’s failure so far to build his promised border wall, that it now believes an even tougher immigration hardliner is needed to finally get the job done.
“I hope Ann Coulter will give serious consideration to running against Trump in the primary and run on a MAGA platform offering conservative voters a pledge to keep her promises… unlike Trump!” the PAC’s president, William Gheen, tells the Washington Times.
Gheen has also been particularly upset that Trump has offered a three-year extension of DACA protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States by their parents when they were children.
Writing on its official website, ALIPAC accused Trump of caving to son-in-law Jared Kushner for granting “amnesty” to these immigrants.
“In reaction to President Trump sending his lifelong Democrat son-in-law Jared Kushner to pass DACA Amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants into law, which violates his campaign promises to end DACA and oppose Amnesty, ALIPAC is announcing a campaign to draft Ann Coulter to run in the 2020 GOP Primary as the new MAGA candidate,” the PAC wrote.