Sarah Sanders Piles On: Ann Coulter Doesn’t Have Any ‘Influence Over Much of Anything’

Sarah Sanders Piles On: Ann Coulter Doesn’t Have Any ‘Influence Over Much of Anything’

After President Trump said Friday that he doesn’t know far-right provocateur Ann Coulter and that he hasn’t spoken to her in over a year, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tossed some additional dirt on Coulter’s grave by declaring her completely uninfluential.

With Coulter — one of the president’s early supporters during the 2016 campaign and the author of a Trump-centric book — blasting the president for signing a spending bill that contains only $1.375 billion for border security and calling the national emergency declaration a scam to fool the base, Sanders told Fox News Friday afternoon that no one in the White House listens to the right-wing pundit.

“I don’t think Ann Coulter has any influence over this White House, or influence over much of anything, to be honest,” she told host Dana Perino. “I don’t think she did before the president became the president. I don’t think she does now. ”

Sanders continued: “I just don’t see her as being an influential voice in this country, and certainly not one in this building.”

After Trump buried Coulter in his Rose Garden press conference Friday, Coulter told a radio station that the “only national emergency is that our president is an idiot” and the “country is over.”

Also, regarding Trump claiming he hardly knows her, Coulter posted a photo of her appearing on stage at a Trump campaign rally.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.