Mike Huckabee and Ann Coulter don’t like one another. They’ve been at odds for years, since when Huckabee suggested that he didn’t believe it was right to “punish the children of an illegal because the parents did something when the kid was three or four years-old.” Coulter replied by saying Huckabee was a“liberal Christian,” an innocuous phrase to most of us, but a vicious dig in conservative wingnut circles. That being the case, it’s not surprising that Huckabee attempted to ride to Donald Trump’s rescue, over Coulter’s recent accusation of Trump offering amnesty and being a clone of Jeb Bush. Daily Beast:
“Well first of all, Ann Coulter, if she’s got the way to get it done then let her run for office,” Huckabee replied. “She’s never done that. So she’s never had to be in the position of having to sit down and work through something to a solution. I have and the president’s in that position. And you’re not going to get everything you want.”
He then misquoted “those great political scientists of all time, The Rolling Stones” by telling Coulter and Trump, “You don’t always get what you want” and urging the president to make some “concessions” on those undocumented immigrants who were brought here by their parents.
Asked by Kilmeade why Trump “cares so much what Ann Coulter thinks,” Huckabee replied, “Well, I know he doesn’t want people to go out and try to stir up his base against him. And I’m not sure why she would, because she’s got to deep down know that he can’t just be arbitrary.”
Ann Coulter is “stirring up the base” and that’s just not cool, not according to Mike Huckabee. It will be interesting to see what else Huckabee comes up with if Coulter, Drudge and Limbaugh continue to defect from the ranks of the Trump illuminati. Both Drudge and Limbaugh have been on the political scene quite a while, and they intend to still be standing when Donald Trump is relegated to the non-fiction shelves and the history books. As for Coulter, she’ll probably find a new wingnut champion, because she’s clearly disillusioned with Trump. He’s no longer “E Pluribus Awesome.”