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This week my partner Todd Feinburg and I welcome the inimitable Ann Coulter to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for the, what else, Ann Coulter Is Here edition. Ann talks – teasingly – about her new book (to be released Aug. 23) In Trump We Trust, E Pluribus Awesome, about stifling cries of joy over Brexit while landing at LAX in first-class, about the end of the world if Hillary is elected President, and about New Year’s Eve with Matt Drudge (and what they came up with together)!
Here are a few excerpts:
About the #NeverTrump movement and those in the donor class who hire illegal aliens:
I think it’s probably helping Trump. I mean Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street, of big donors, of the globalists, and Trump is the Party of Americans. We’ll see how it shakes out. Any donors who care more about their own pocketbooks and not the culture and the country – fine, good riddance to them.
The #NeverTrump crowd who are the political ones, [in] Washington DC, you can’t go anyplace near that city right now because [they’re] not even political consultants or lobbyists for the Chamber of Commerce, it’s something in the water there. I think their entire reason for being is irrelevant now.
As for what if Hillary is elected President?
I do think that Trump has a better than even chance to be the next President. I will say at least that much. But that leaves a 49 percent chance for the end of the world. And it is the end of the world if it’s Hillary. I gotta tell you, I thought it was [the end of the world] the day Romney lost.
This shows you how Donald Trump has shaken up my world and I don’t care what he retweets and I don’t care that he was a reality TV star and I don’t care about the gold fixtures. The best we ever had on immigration until Donald Trump was Mitt Romney because he at least said he would enforce E-Verify and illegals would go home the same way they came. He was the first one – the best we had. I mean before that it was McCain, it was Bush.
Maybe we’re already past the tipping point. We’ll find out: have they wired the system? Is it too late? And if Hillary wins, you build a bunker and hire the cheap labor because America is over.
How about Trump’s choice for VP? (Your humble correspondent suggests Sen. Jeff Sessions.):
Well, the only reason I don’t want it to be Sessions is I want to keep him where he is. He’s going to [need to] be as much help as he can be to Trump. I think the two things Trump has to think about the most are: he can’t pick a nominee who, sometime during the fall, when the media goes crazy over the next Mexican judge comment or something says: “I cannot run with this man. I’m withdrawing my name from nomination.”
Do not tell me that is not a strong possibility, your career would be made for life. You’ll get more Vanity Fair covers than Megyn Kelly. You’ll get two Vanity Fair covers, and Vogue and you’ll be Time Magazine Man of the Year, you’ll sit on boards, your life will be made.
And the other thing is once he’s President, if he doesn’t have someone who’s absolutely dedicated to the same things we are, i.e., immigration, they’ll impeach him. Both the Democrats and Republicans would impeach Trump in order to get a President Corker … or a President Huckleberry.
But who does Ann think will make a great choice for VP? Listen here for the answer.
And there is so much more: thoughts on Charles Murray, whom she takes on in her new book, why Trump is not really like a 16-year-old that you have to bail out of jail occasionally, and (you’ll need to listen to the podcast for this one) what Ann and Matt Drudge were doing that New Year’s Eve a year and a half ago. (Hint: you are already familiar with the result.)
The place to find the whole interview (did I mention it already?) is right here.