Conservative commentator Ann Coulter blasted President TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Trump cheers CNN's Cuomo suspension MORE on Wednesday, accusing him of "selling out his base" in a meeting with lawmakers in which he appeared to endorse a deal that would grant millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally a pathway to citizenship.
In a post on her website, Coulter suggested that the Tuesday meeting with Democratic and Republican lawmakers was the "lowest moment of the Trump presidency," and that the president appeared on the path to endorsing an unending amnesty for certain immigrants.
She also wrote that Trump's plan for the meeting — "to prove he doesn't have dementia" — ultimately backfired and that he verified claims put forward in a recent book, "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolff, that he was not mentally fit to hold office.
"Trump was more than willing to sell out the base to solve a personal problem of his — the Michael Wolff book — but managed to not convince a single American that he's articulate, bright or a good leader," Coulter wrote.
Coulter's scathing comments came after Trump suggested that he would "sign whatever immigration bill" lawmakers send him and that he is willing to compromise with Democrats on border security measures that he has said must be included in a legislative effort to codify the protections of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Coulter, a vehement critic of illegal immigration, was a vocal supporter of Trump's presidential campaign when he vowed to take a hard line on immigration enforcement.
Facing criticism from conservatives, Trump reaffirmed on Wednesday his position that any deal on DACA would have to include funding for his proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
"The United States needs the security of the Wall on the Southern Border, which must be part of any DACA approval. The safety and security of our country is #1!" Trump tweeted.
The United States needs the security of the Wall on the Southern Border, which must be part of any DACA approval. The safety and security of our country is #1! pic.twitter.com/4CFzQXb5aS— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018