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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said Monday that the one positive of Donald Trump's presidency was the "total destruction of the lying media."
"Trump may be a shallow, narcissistic conman, but that doesn't mean the media are not the enemy of the people. Both things can be true," Coulter said while speaking to a crowd of about 600 people at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., according to The Palm Beach Post.
Trump has repeatedly condemned the media as "fake news" and the "enemy of the people."
Coulter, who broke with Trump after he agreed to a spending package without funds for his long-promised border wall, reiterated her stance against the president in her luncheon speech.
She compared Trump's shift on his border wall stance to former President George H.W. Bush's campaign promise that he wouldn't raise taxes.
"The first George Bush, for example, 'Read my lips, no new taxes.' OK - he said it one time at the convention. One time. Trump talked about building the wall at least once a day for 18 months," Coulter said, before adding that if Trump's base isn't energized in 2020, a "nightmare scenario" could take place.
Coulter, once a prominent and vocal supporter of Trump's immigration policies, has repeatedly criticized the president in recent months over the negotiations regarding his long-sought wall along the southern border.
She argued in December that Trump's presidency would be a "joke" if he gave in to Democrats by signing a government spending bill that didn't include funding for the wall. Trump later refused to sign a spending bill, prompting a 35-day partial government shutdown.
Trump announced last month that he would declare a national emergency to allocate funds for the construction of a border wall. He made the decision while agreeing to a congressional spending bill without the $5.7 billion he had demanded.
"Forget the fact that he's digging his own grave," Coulter said afterward. "The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot."
Trump last week derided Coulter as a "wacky nut job" who hasn't figured out that he is "winning on the border." Coulter told The Palm Beach Post that she didn't understand why the president wouldn't just "ignore me."
"He doesn't mind ignoring the rest of his base," Coulter said.