President Trump is allowing his “little tiny ego” to get in the way of White House staffing decisions, according to conservative commentator Ann Coulter.
“I’m ticked off at the Emperor God,” Coulter told the Daily Beast, referring to Trump.
After White House strategist Steve Bannon’s firing Friday, Coulter is warning Trump that he now must show “he didn’t get the good ideas from Bannon” by putting the “pedal-to-the-metal on deportations, the wall, that tax hike on people who make more than $5 million a year.”
Coulter, who has mostly been a staunch supporter of Trump’s, also dinged the president for being “obsessed” over people giving Bannon credit for the 2016 election victory.
“Every time he’s asked about Bannon, the Emperor God goes, ‘He didn’t win it for me! He only came in August! I already wrapped up the nomination!’ You don’t have to be a very sensitive person capable of reading body language to understand that Trump is obsessed by that. It’s driven him crazy,” she said.
“We all know that [Jared] Kushner is the one who won the White House for him,” Coulter added, also giving credit to interim communications director Hope Hicks and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for Trump’s political success.
Coulter suggested that the media manipulated Trump into firing Bannon by putting the former chief strategist on the covers of magazines and by the way he was portrayed on “Saturday Night Live.”
“All you have to do with whatever White House staffer the media would like to get fired — just put him on the cover of a magazine and call him ‘President Whatever the Guy’s Last Name Is.’ It’s not good to show the media that you are so easily manipulable … The media is running the staffing at the White House now,” Coulter said.