According to a new column from conservative firebrand Ann Coulter, media outlets on both the left and the right are uniting to wage “total war” on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. Coulter, who has supported Trump’s candidacy since the moment he announced, said that she wouldn’t be surprised if a “fake Trump scandal” were to break just before voters in Iowa gathered to caucus.
A few months ago, an alleged Trump quote from a 1998 People magazine interview was circulating on the Internet, claiming Trump said that if he ever ran for president, he’d run as a Republican because Republican voters are “the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up.”
I pay a lot for Nexis, and Trump has never said anything remotely resembling this. Snopes.com investigated, too, and also concluded the quote was a fake. But you can probably still find some idiot tweeting it out right now.
Coulter went on to cover several other fake Trump smears in the media, including Glenn Beck’s retweet of a supposed Trump comment from 2012, where the real estate mogul congratulated Obama for his victory and appeared to claim that he voted for him. “If that doesn’t sound like Trump,” Coulter wrote, “it’s because Trump never said it.”
Beck later apologized for the tweet.
Addressing concerns that Trump is not a “real Republican,” Coulter wrote:
Looking at what the party has become, I certainly hope he’s not a “real Republican.” I know he’s a real American. Those used to be the same thing.
Coulter is hardly out on a limb here. Even people who pay no attention to politics can see that the media has declared Donald Trump public enemy #1. The conservative media hates him. The liberal media hates him. The Democrats hate him. The Republican Party hates him. Either Trump is actually one of the worst human beings to ever run for president, or he has put the fear of god in our country’s entrenched special interests.
Is he more socially liberal than the average Republican? Perhaps. But, as Coulter has pointed out on many occasions, none of that matters if America does not get its illegal immigration problem fixed. In twenty years, when the number of illegals in the country has doubled or tripled and their descendants have forever changed the cultural demographics of the U.S., we will look back and remember that we had a chance to stop it. The only chance, quite possibly.
Once Americans wake up and realize what we’ve allowed to happen to this country, it will be too late.