Someone needs to build a wall between conservative firebrands Ann Coulter and Newt Gingrich.
The former Speaker of the House went on TV Monday advising the President to ignore Coulter — a former supporter who soured on Trump after he ended the 35-day federal government shutdown last week without getting funding for the border wall he’s promised supporters for three years.
“He should not pay any attention to Ann Coulter,” Gingrich told “Fox and Friends.”
The President is a big fan of the show and vice versa. “Ann Coulter has never run for office… She doesn’t know anything about how you put a majority together. She’s off here in some fantasy land where she gets to be noisy, which helps her sell books.”
Coulter has been busily promoting her new tome “Resistance is Futile” with stops including a visit to Friday’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” where she sportingly confessed to being “a very stupid girl” for believing Trump would get his wall.
Responding to Gingrich’s “Fox News” comments, Coulter returned fire using the President’s other media outlet of choice — Twitter.
“Newt Gingrich claims I’m in ‘fantasyland’ for criticizing the president for breaking his central campaign promise. It has now come to my attention that Trump HAS built the full border wall & it’s working BEAUTIFULLY. That is why Trump is sailing to re-election!” she tweeted sarcastically.
Coulter rattled off a 10-tweet series mocking the 75-year-old Georgian, who served as a consultant on the President’s 2016 electoral campaign. Her attack included a tweet mocking Gingrich for not having gotten a job within the administration.
“Newt seems to believe that you have to run for office to comment on public affairs,” she also wrote. “The constitution doesn’t just give free speech to disgraced politicians. It also affords speech rights to another category called ‘citizens.’ ”
Coulter equated Gingrich to a fawning character from Hans Christian Anderson’s 1837 fable “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and said he falls into “the Kiss the Emperor’s A– camp.”
She also had a joke on the topic.
“RIDDLE OF THE DAY: How do you break Newt Gingrich’s nose?” Coulter tweeted. “(ANSWER: Kick Donald Trump in the a–.)”
Gingrich ignored the online onslaught Monday morning.
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