Coulter blasts Trump speech as 'tone-deaf'

Coulter blasts Trump speech as 'tone-deaf'

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter on Wednesday blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Trump speaks to rebel Libyan general attacking Tripoli Dem lawmaker: Mueller report shows 'substantial body of evidence' on obstruction MORE for a speech launching his push for tax reform, saying it was "tone-deaf."

In a series of tweets during the remarks, Coulter also said Jeb Bush, Trump's former rival for the Republican presidential nomination, could have delivered the remarks.

"This speech could have been given by Jeb! — except even he wouldn't have talked about the govt helping yuppie women with child care costs," Coulter, who has praised Trump in the past, tweeted.

"This is the worst, most tone-deaf speech [Donald Trump] has ever given. Jeb! had better ideas."

ADVERTISEMENT

Coulter said Trump should focus his efforts on his proposed border wall and deportations instead of tax cuts.

"WTF! Why is [Trump] back to tax cuts? His election was NOT about tax cuts. Has he been talking to [Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFEC filing: No individuals donated to indicted GOP rep this cycle The Hill's Morning Report - Waiting on Mueller: Answers come on Thursday Paul Ryan joins University of Notre Dame faculty MORE (R-Wis.)] again?" she tweeted.

"This isn't a 'once in a lifetime' shot at tax cuts! EVERY GOP cuts taxes! This is 'once in a lifetime' shot to save US: Wall & deportations!" 

Coulter also encouraged Trump to talk about the wall if he wants to "get the crowd hollering" and called tax cuts a second-term issue.

"It's like Night of the Living Dead watching our beloved [Trump] go to DC & start babbling the same old GOP nonsense on tax cuts," she tweeted.

"Tax cuts are a 2d term issue. 1st term: BUILD THE WALL, End DACA, Deport Illegals, No Refugees, No Muslims, Immigrn Moratorium. SAVE USA!"

Trump, in his remarks, warned Congress not to disappoint him on tax reform.

He predicted during a speech in Springfield, Mo., that Congress would make a "comeback" and pass a comprehensive measure to overhaul the tax code.

"This is our once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver real tax reform for everyday hardworking American, and I am fully committed to working with Congress to get this job done, and I don’t want to be disappointed by Congress," Trump said. "Do you understand me?"

"I think Congress is going to make a comeback. I hope so. I'll tell you what, the United States is counting on it."