(NationalSentinel) Politics: Conservative pundit, author and columnist Ann Coulter has some semi-formal advice for President Donald J. Trump: Stop allowing RINO Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin set his agenda.
Rather, she said on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the president should refocus his energies on his core issues of immigration enforcement, building the border wall, trade and rebuilding U.S. infrastructure, not “Paul Ryan’s priorities,” Breitbart News reported.
“They seem to be Paul Ryan’s priorities, and also just the standard GOP corporatist stuff,” said Coulter, an early supporter of Trump. “What made Donald Trump stand apart from the crowd and apart from the crowd from every presidential candidate for 20 years was immigration, trade, infrastructure, building a wall. Obviously, that was very, very popular. A lot of people listen to all this time. Look, I like tax cuts. I’d love to have my taxes cut — 50 percent of people don’t even pay taxes. I think the bigger problem now is jobs. And I will not hold the emperor god responsible for this Obamacare-lite bill, but, oh for Pete’s sake. Am I the last person in America who understands the free market?”
Continuing, she noted that the president’s spokesman did a great job of explaining now-flailing healthcare reform law to “idiot reporters.”
“Sean Spicer was very good today explaining to idiot reporters, getting mandated coverage doesn’t mean insurance companies won’t cover it. It means Ann won’t be required to pay for 15 services, more like 50 services, that I have no interest in,” she said.
“They’re all talking about Congress is going to give us these things. Congress can give us nothing. The free market can give us things. And they are coming up with the premiums? Who would be better to come up with the premiums — someone whose business it is that needs to come up with a good premium to compete to get my business, and who has disease specialists and actuarial specialists or politicians in Washington?” she said.
Should the health care bill fail – and frankly, in it’s current form, it just might – Trump may pivot to tax cuts, according to his Treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin. But that’s not necessarily bad, either, because one of Trump’s other core pledges was jobs, and corporate tax rate cuts would certainly make American businesses more competitive and profitable, thereby allowing for expansion in the U.S. rather than some lower-tax enclave overseas.
He’s already begun working the jobs creation angle by taking on the regulatory regime.