Ann Coulter Visits the Harvard Lunch Club

 

CoulterThis 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.

Enjoy!

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  1. Richard Fulmer Inactive
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    Note to Ann:  Trump ain’t God

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  2. Scott Wilmot Member
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    Great podcast Mike – this was one of your best.

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  3. Michael Stopa Contributor
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    Scott Wilmot:Great podcast Mike – this was one of your best.

    Thanks Scott! It was easy given the guest we had!

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  4. BrentB67 Inactive
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    If Ricochet doesn’t go off the air during the Republican convention the release of an Ann Coulter book with that title should be the final nail in the coffin.

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  5. livingthehighlife Inactive
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    Michael Stopa: 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.

    A Hillary win won’t be the end of the world, and she’s 4 years late to the end of America.  That happened in 2012.

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  6. livingthehighlife Inactive
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    BrentB67:If Ricochet doesn’t go off the air during the Republican convention the release of an Ann Coulter book with that title should be the final nail in the coffin.

    Why?  Or am I missing something (which is usually the case)?

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  7. Cato Rand Inactive
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    Thanks for the warning.  I’ll delete the podcast.

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  8. BrentB67 Inactive
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    livingthehighlife:

    BrentB67:If Ricochet doesn’t go off the air during the Republican convention the release of an Ann Coulter book with that title should be the final nail in the coffin.

    Why? Or am I missing something (which is usually the case)?

    As acrimonious as things have been lately I can only imagine what happens if/when the delegates revolt and we re-litigate the primaries.

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  9. livingthehighlife Inactive
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    BrentB67:

    livingthehighlife:

    BrentB67:If Ricochet doesn’t go off the air during the Republican convention the release of an Ann Coulter book with that title should be the final nail in the coffin.

    Why? Or am I missing something (which is usually the case)?

    As acrimonious as things have been lately I can only imagine what happens if/when the delegates revolt and we re-litigate the primaries.

    I believe MacBeth was referring to Bill Kristol’s delegate revolt talk when he said “it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”.

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  10. Herbert Inactive
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    Does Ann Coulter have any credibility left outside of the Trump brigade?

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  11. Mike LaRoche Inactive
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    Do #NeverTrumpers have any credibility outside Ricochet?

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  12. Hoyacon Member
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    Herbert:Does Ann Coulter have any credibility left outside of the Trump brigade?

    A minor amount, I’d assume.  But she’s in mid-flight and headed for a landing.Shark

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  13. goldwaterwoman Thatcher
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    Mike LaRoche: Do #NeverTrumpers have any credibility outside Ricochet?

    NO.

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  14. Michael Stopa Contributor
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    Herbert:Does Ann Coulter have any credibility left outside of the Trump brigade?

    Everyone who understands that illegal immigration is far and away the greatest problem facing America today knows that Ann Coulter is the gold standard of conservatism.

    And I don’t know anyone who doesn’t concede that she is one of the best conservative writers out there today.

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  15. Hoyacon Member
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    Michael Stopa:And I don’t know anyone who doesn’t concede that she is one of the best conservative writers out there today.

    Then we need to meet.

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  16. Hoyacon Member
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    goldwaterwoman:

    Mike LaRoche: Do #NeverTrumpers have any credibility outside Ricochet?

    NO.

    Wait, the hated Kristol-Lowry cult of NeverTrumpers is not part of Ricochet.  We need to be inclusive.

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  17. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
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    Coulter says the #NeverTrump crowd is helping Trump. So don’t blame us when he loses. We did our part.

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  18. Mike LaRoche Inactive
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    Eustace C. Scrubb:Coulter says the #NeverTrump crowd is helping Trump. So don’t blame us when he loses. We did our part.

    Cleverly put. But Trump won’t lose.

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  19. Michael Stopa Contributor
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    Hoyacon:

    Michael Stopa:And I don’t know anyone who doesn’t concede that she is one of the best conservative writers out there today.

    Then we need to meet.

    Just to be clear, I meant best writers; as in very talented at putting words together. Indeed if you don’t think she is a good writer you seem rather an exception to me. She has written about ten NYT best sellers…I know that is not dispositive but it says something.

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  20. Painter Jean Member
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    Her bigoted comments about Catholics were the end of any regard I had for her.

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  21. Michael Stopa Contributor
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    Eustace C. Scrubb:Coulter says the #NeverTrump crowd is helping Trump. So don’t blame us when he loses. We did our part.

    No, what she said was that those #NeverTrumpers who employ illegal aliens and who are opposed to Trump because they don’t want their workers sent back to their home countries are helping Trump; that they are the donor class who value their own pocketbooks above our culture, our safety and the law. Those people, she thinks, are better off with Hillary. I agree. They are as crooked as she is.

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  22. Could Be Anyone Member
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    Eustace C. Scrubb:Coulter says the #NeverTrump crowd is helping Trump. So don’t blame us when he loses. We did our part.

    Silly Eustace the #NeverTrump group is only a problem when they need to be for the changing trumpist narrative. They help when they criticize before the election and are to be blamed after the election when trump loses.

    But that is what happens when a group is leftist, the means do not matter only the ends do.

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  23. Richard Fulmer Inactive
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    Could Be Anyone:

    Eustace C. Scrubb:Coulter says the #NeverTrump crowd is helping Trump. So don’t blame us when he loses. We did our part.

    Silly Eustace the #NeverTrump group is only a problem when they need to be for the changing trumpist narrative. They help when they criticize before the election and are to be blamed after the election when trump loses.

    But that is what happens when a group is leftist, the means do not matter only the ends do.

    Careful, CBA.  You can joke about anything but the truth.

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  24. JimGoneWild Coolidge
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    Richard Fulmer:Note to Ann: Trump ain’t God

    Wait. What?

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  25. Cato Rand Inactive
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    Michael Stopa:

    Herbert:Does Ann Coulter have any credibility left outside of the Trump brigade?

    Everyone who understands that illegal immigration is far and away the greatest problem facing America today knows that Ann Coulter is the gold standard of conservatism.

    And I don’t know anyone who doesn’t concede that she is one of the best conservative writers out there today.

    I don’t.  I think she’s made the transition from insightful thinker to carnival act.

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  26. Michael Stopa Contributor
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    Cato Rand:

    Michael Stopa:

    Herbert:Does Ann Coulter have any credibility left outside of the Trump brigade?

    Everyone who understands that illegal immigration is far and away the greatest problem facing America today knows that Ann Coulter is the gold standard of conservatism.

    And I don’t know anyone who doesn’t concede that she is one of the best conservative writers out there today.

    I don’t. I think she’s made the transition from insightful thinker to carnival act.

    what did she say in the past the made you think she was an insightful thinker?

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  27. Trinity Waters Inactive
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    Michael Stopa:

    Cato Rand:

    Michael Stopa:

    Herbert:Does Ann Coulter have any credibility left outside of the Trump brigade?

    Everyone who understands that illegal immigration is far and away the greatest problem facing America today knows that Ann Coulter is the gold standard of conservatism.

    And I don’t know anyone who doesn’t concede that she is one of the best conservative writers out there today.

    I don’t. I think she’s made the transition from insightful thinker to carnival act.

    what did she say in the past the made you think she was an insightful thinker?

    Might there be a reason that she’s a serial #1 bestselling author?

    I made a $100 bet with a good friend last evening that Trump will win by a landslide.

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  28. James Lileks Contributor
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    Did Ann ever find out how many Effing Jews they are in America? I thought that was a piquant and compelling line of inquiry.

    This is still my favorite tweet: “I don’t care if @realDonaldTrump wants to perform abortions in White House after this immigration policy paper.” Exhibit A when people say that the right is too uptight and doesn’t have a sense of humor.

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  29. James Lileks Contributor
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    No, I don’t think she meant that. She just says stuff.

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  30. Marion Evans Inactive
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    Of course she loves Trump. He is just like her, provocative without substance.

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