Former Donald Trump fan Ann Coulter yesterday went on an extraordinary Twitter rant, calling the president a ‘disloyal retard’ and a ‘blithering idiot.’
Coulter was incensed on Sunday after Trump tweeted ‘Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions’, the latest attack by the president on his former Attorney General.
Coulter said Trump’s endorsement of Tommy Tuberville – Sessions’ opponent in the Republican primary – showed he was ‘the most disloyal human God ever created.’
The author of the 2016 book ‘In Trump We Trust’ went on to say: ‘I will never apologize for supporting the issues that candidate Trump advocated, but I am deeply sorry for thinking that this shallow and broken man would show even some remote fealty to the promises that got him elected.’
Coulter, 58, once one of the few people who Trump followed on Twitter, has sought to distance herself from the Republican president ever since she feels he betrayed his immigration pledges.
She defended Sessions in her tweets, saying he was ‘the ONE PERSON in the Trump administration who did anything about immigration.’
It comes amid a bitter war of words over Twitter between Trump and Sessions which centers on the Alabamian’s time as AG and his infamous recusal.
Trump was furious Sessions recused himself from overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Sessions ultimately resigned at Trump’s request.
The president, in an interview that aired Sunday, again railed against Sessions and used the occasion to argue he outwitted a deep state conspiracy that tried to remove him from office.
‘Jeff Sessions was a disaster as attorney general – should have never been Attorney General,’ Trump told Sharyl Attkisson for her show ‘Full Measure,’ which airs on the Sinclair network.
‘He’s not mentally qualified to be Attorney General. He was the biggest problem,’ the president continued. Trump named Sessions, who was one of the first senators to support his presidential campaign, as his choice to lead the Justice Department shortly after he won the election.
Donald Trump said his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was not ‘mentally qualified’ to conduct the job the president appointed him to do
Sessions continued: ‘You and I fight for the same agenda.’ He then lashed out at his rival in the GOP Senate primary in Alabama, former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, whom Trump has endorsed
Sessions tweeted that he agreed with his former boss that the Mueller investigation into alleged Russian election meddling was ‘phony.’ Sessions also insisted that he was the one who urged Trump to fire FBI Director James Comey
‘They always had the Department of Justice, but they kept it under Jeff Sessions,’ Trump said in what appeared to be a reference to the ‘deep state.’
President Trump has been invested in the theory that there is a ‘deep state’ at work in the government bureaucracy – particularly the Justice Department – that tried to keep him from winning the 2016 election and then tried to remove him from office.
In his interview with Attkisson, he hit out at some of the officials he has accused of being part of such an effort, particularly former FBI Director James Comey, who Trump again called a ‘dirty cop’; and former FBI agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, whose exchanged anti-Trump texts during the 2016 election.
‘I have a chance to break the deep state. It’s a vicious group of people. It’s very bad for our country,’ Trump said in the interview.
President Trump and Jeff Sessions together in happier time: February 9, 2017, when Sessions was sworn in as attorney general in a ceremony in the Oval Office
‘They never thought I was going to win and then I won. And then they tried to get me out,’ he added.
But his conspiracy theory has – not yet anyway – panned out. There have been no arrests and internal Justice Department investigations found no evidence of wrong doing on the part of any person on Trump’s list.
Sessions, meanwhile, has returned to Alabama to run for the Senate seat he resigned from in order take the job as Trump’s attorney general.
Trump’s latest salvos comes after he formally endorsed Session’s opponent in the Republican primary, college football coach Tommy Tuberville.
Sessions’ took to Twitter Saturday to defend himself against Trump’s charges and said he agreed with his former boss that the Mueller investigation was ‘phony.’
Sessions also insisted that he was the one who urged Trump to fire Comey as FBI director.