Ann Coulter Criticizes Donald Trump's Immigration Plan, Blames Roger Ailes

Coulter joined this week's episode of "Powerhouse Politics" podcast.

ByABC News
August 25, 2016, 8:49 PM
Ann Coulter arrives at the TV Land Icon Awards at The Barker Hanger, April 10, 2016, in Santa Monica, California.
Ann Coulter arrives at the TV Land Icon Awards at The Barker Hanger, April 10, 2016, in Santa Monica, California.
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— -- Ann Coulter did not hold back when talking about Roger Ailes on this week’s episode of “Powerhouse Politics” podcast.

Coulter, who this week published her book, “In Trump We Trust,” blasted the former CEO of Fox News, who she suspects might be behind Trump’s latest immigration plan.

“[Trump] seems to be getting contradictory advice. I’ve seen these rumors he’s now being advised by Roger Ailes, the former head of the Marco Rubio super PAC known as Fox News. Suddenly he’s sounding like Rubio,” said Coulter.

“He was using all the clichés from the Gang of Eight bill,” she continued. “I don’t know who he’s getting it from, but the idea that his base is not going to mind is nonsense. And the idea that it helps him with anyone is nonsense.”

Speaking with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and ABC News Political Director Rick Klein, Coulter explained her frustration with the latest shifts in Trump’s immigration plan.

“I am trying to encourage Donald Trump to dump whomever the moron is who told him Americans are staying up at night worried about how people who broke our laws entering, broke our laws staying here, broke our laws taking jobs, how comfortable they are,” Coulter said.

“We have to take care of Americans first. And that’s what [Trump] should be saying, not going back and saying one thing in his speech and then using the crazy Gang of Eight nonsense when he’s talking to [Fox News host Sean] Hannity,” she explained. “Maybe it’s just something in the air at Fox News?”

In response to whether she heard Ailes’ voice in Trump’s new immigration plan, Coulter admitted, “I never believed it. I thought it was all nonsense you mainstream media reporters were sending out until that stupid talking point. But I don’t know who it is. I want to find out who it is and make sure that person is never allowed in the same room with Donald Trump.”

Despite her criticisms of the Republican nominee, Coulter remains a loyal Trump supporter. “I can criticize my guy and still support him,” Coulter said. “Since the convention, since his speech at the convention, he has not made any mistakes until now.

“The media just makes stuff up, reinterprets his words, doesn’t show people what he says, lies about him,” she added. “He’s been magnificent in every speech since the convention. And I think he should just keep doing that.”

Also joining this week’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast are political consultant Peter Schweizer and Republican television personality Montel Williams.

Schweizer discussed his new book, “Clinton Cash,” in which he follows the money to see if there’s a causal relationship between Clinton Foundation donors and access to the secretary of state.

Meanwhile, Williams admitted that he will be voting for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election after having supported John Kasich in the Republican primary. The longtime conservative Republican criticized Trump’s recent outreach to African-American voters, which he described as a “false invitation.”

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