Ann Coulter, author and “goddess of the online right” according to SiriusXM host Alex Marlow, joined Breitbart News Daily for a special Thanksgiving discussion on immigration, the new Trump cabinet, building the wall, the “existential threat” of open-borders globalism, and how Donald Trump is going to save “the last Christian country on Earth.”
“Every day is morning in Trump’s America!” declared the author of In Trump We Trust; E Pluribus Awesome. “I’m happy every day. You know, that moment when you first wake up in the morning, and you’re just finishing your dream, like you’re a dog chasing a post truck–and then you realize, ‘Oh no, I’m a human, and I’m awake, and it’s Trump’s America!’”
Coulter acknowledged that, like all elected officials, Trump faces some challenges in delivering on his campaign promises, but she thought he would come through in all the most important areas.
“Take the wall itself,” she said, referring to the promised border security wall. “It’s always good, when it comes to immigration, to always be paranoid. You can never be too paranoid. But that is, which a lot of people don’t realize, the Department of Defense’s job. They’ve built walls with cannon turrets. As the name of the agency suggests, ‘Department of Defense,’ the defense refers to the United States of America–not the defense of South Korea, not the defense of Ukraine, not the defense of Syria or Germany.”
“That is 100% the job of the Department of Defense, and the most extravagant, insane,Washington Post fake news estimates of what the wall would cost, it would cost less than 5% of the Department of Defense’s entire budget,” she pointed out. “So that’s a very simple thing to do, as long as he appoints the right Department of Defense Secretary. It’s very easy to get Mexico to pay for it: just deduct it from their foreign aid. I mean, he says he’s going to take other steps, requests that they pay, tax remittances, which is a fine idea, but if all else fails, just stop sending them the federal aid. That’ll pay for it in, I don’t know, a couple of years.”
“I love Bannon being the chief strategist; that’s definitely a step in the right direction,” she said. “I love Rudy Giuliani . . . what he did in New York, it’s magnificent. He’s the best defender of Donald Trump on TV. But he did make New York a sanctuary city. And even if these guys say, ‘Okay, I’ve learned my lesson Mr. President-elect, I am with you on immigration,’ we need somebody like Jeff Sessions, Kris Kobach, like Steve Miller, who are reading the fine print on these bills, who know how to push through the policies that they already have the legal and Constitutional authority to do–as I was mentioning at the beginning of this interview–such as the Department of Defense building the wall. No need for Congress to worry its pretty little head about that wall. That is 100% within the purview of the duties of the Commander-in-Chief, under our Constitution. And that’s why you need someone like Kris Kobach, who is smart and has read the law and knows how to implement the policies we need implemented.”
She stressed that immigration was the single most important campaign issue for Trump to address as President–“with the reminder that if this exact same election, in every way exactly the same, and in fact I’ll even take the Washington Post’s entire coverage out of it, to give Trump an advantage, this same election run four years from now on our current immigration policies, and Donald Trump would have lost.”
“A lot of those battleground states were decided 49-48, and we’ve seen what the Obama Administration is doing, just hauling in the Third World,” she added. “They don’t speak English, but they can be instructed to look for symbols and know which party to vote for. And where are they being moved? They are being moved to the battleground states. Four more years, the country becomes California, and it’s over. There is no hope for anything any more.”
Coulter agreed that Hispanic immigrant populations would assimilate and become more conservative over time, but the process was too slow to keep up with the reckless pace of open-borders immigration.
“We’re doing the Sorcerer’s Apprentice thing,” she said. “As we’re converting the ones who were brought in a few years ago, the Democrats are bringing in another million.”
She laughed when Marlow said Democrats think “the problem with America is that there are just too many Americans in it.”
Coulter parted with hopes that the Trump revolution would go global.
“It certainly makes sense, because what is the matter with having countries?” she asked. “I notice that all the people who are the most hysterical at the people who think we shouldnot deluge our country with people from very, very, very different cultures all live in lily-white neighborhoods. All will spend $50,000 a year to ensure their kids only go to school with other very, very rich lily-white kids.”
“Look, we’re diverse, but we still want to have a country, and there’s nothing the matter with wanting to be around people who are like you, whether you’re French, or Japanese, or Russian,” Coulter contended. “And it is a globalist idea that, no, we will turn the entire globe into this one beige blob, and then there will be no reason to move from one country to another because it will all be the same. And the only people who make money off of that are the upper .001 Percent. They’re in fat city, because they get to negotiate the trade deals and litigate the trade deals. But the rest of us, it’s like losing your family. It doesn’t mean you hate people who aren’t in your family. But a country is like a family.”
“I think–I hope–Western Europe can save itself, because I’d still like to go visit,” she said wistfully.