Ann Coulter: Trump using Comey firing to distract attention from lack of progress on wall
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Conservative author Ann Coulter says President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey is an attempt to "distract" attention from the lack of progress on building the border wall.
"Comey firing is a red herring to distract from the fact that Trump hasn't started building the wall," she tweeted Tuesday.
Coulter also mocked the administration by tweeting out a "border wall construction update," a tradition she started in late April.
"Today's BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Miles completed yesterday-- Zero; Miles completed since Inauguration--Zero. NEXT UPDATE TOMORROW," she tweeted.
Coulter has said that she is "a little annoyed" that Trump's core campaign promise has not been implemented by the GOP leadership and that the funding for the project was cut during negotiations over a spending bill that prevented a government shutdown.
"I started a tweet today that I will be sending out every morning as we watch the [border wall] progress," she said in an interview with Tucker Carlson in April.
"I am a little annoyed — this was the campaign promise that shook up the political world ... they are not funding a wall to avoid a government shutdown? Not having a wall is the definition of the government shutdown," she said.