President Trump on Friday insisted that his biggest right-wing media boosters including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Ann Coulter had no impact on his controversial decision to declare a national emergency to fund his Mexico border wall.
“Sean Hannity has been a terrific, terrific supporter of what I do, not of me,” Trump told reporters at the Rose Garden after announcing the national emergency. “If I changed my views he wouldn’t be with me.” And although he lavished praise on Limbaugh, Trump then claimed that neither of the conservative commentators influence his policy decisions. “They don’t decide policy,” he said.
He also took a moment to attack Ann Coulter, who has been a vocal opponent of his decision to accept a funding bill. While he claimed that Coulter “is probably really nice,” Trump also said that “she is off the reservation—anybody that knows her understands that.”