Professional troll Ann Coulter just won't go away. The conservative provocateur spent much of the last year stumping for Donald Trump on television and talk radio, an activity which conveniently aligned with the promotion of her latest book, "Adios, America: The Left’s Plan To Turn Our Country Into A Third World Hellhole," a screed against U.S. immigration policy.
The Miami Herald recently profiled Coulter and found out what it's like to ride the Donald Trump gravy train. Here are four things we learned from Glenn Garvin's piece:
1. Coulter's book helped Trump hone his immigration policy.
If Trump is elected president, builds his Great Wall, and deports every undocumented immigrant, historians may one day place Coulter's "Adios America" alongside Mahan's "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History" in the pantheon of influential policy tomes. Garvin reports that Trump requested a copy of Coulter's book two weeks before his infamous Mexican "rapists" speech that signalled the beginning of his ascent in Republican primary polls. Coulter's take on our borders provided Trump with the "intellectual underpinnings" of his campaign rhetoric.
2. Some poor soul actually made an Ann Coulter doll
If you're a terrible parent, you can purchase your child an Ann Coulter action figure that says things like, "Liberals can't just come out and say they want to take more of our money, kill babies and discriminate on the basis of race.” The doll is, of course, made in China.
3. Some people still claim to think she's serious
Coulter, according to Daily Caller editor Tucker Carlson, "believes a higher proportion of what she says on TV than almost anyone else in the business." He's talking about a person who once said, "There should be a literacy test and a poll tax for people to vote." It's difficult to tell which would be worse: saying things like that simply for publicity, or actually believing them.
4. One section of Coulter's book is titled "PENIS-CHOPPING IMMIGRANTS"
Also, "Adios America" spent 11 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. God help us all.