Trump disowns Ann Coulter while praising Hannity and Limbaugh in off-the-wall emergency declaration
Donald Trump and Sean Hannity (Fox News/screen grab)

President Donald Trump praised the oratory skills of right wing media personalities Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, while disowning one of his most prominent conservative critics, Ann Coulter, at a combative and often bizarre address in the Rose Garden, during which he declared a national emergency over the border.


"Sean Hannity has been a terrific, terrific supporter of what I do," Trump said fulsomely. "Not of me: if I change my views he wouldn't be with me."

"Rush Limbaugh, I think he's a great guy. He can speak for three hours without a phone call, try doing that," Trump continued. "He has one of the biggest audiences in the history of the world, this guy is unbelievable."

The president had less friendly words for Ann Coulter, who helped goad him into launching the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

Ann Coulter, don't know her, I hardly know her, I haven't spoken to her in way over a year," Trump insisted. He added that he had "nothing against her," but that he had gone "off the reservation" when she began attacking him.

"Laura has been great, Laura Ingraham. Tucker Carlson has been great," he continued. "People get what we're doing. They get it. They really get it. And I'm honored by it."

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