Ann Coulter flips out over Trump's immigration flip-flop as she releases new book, "In Trump We Trust"

“There’s nothing Trump can do that won’t be forgiven,” she writes. “Except change his immigration policies"

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published August 25, 2016 12:04PM (EDT)

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Ann Coulter's new book was just released and has likely already been rendered irrelevant before hitting most bookshelves nationwide.

"In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!," is, no surprise, a full-throated endorsement of Trump, who the controversial conservative commentator says is the country's last hope to preserve its culture and save the (white) working class.

In the book, Coulter, a longtime Trump booster, writes that "there's nothing Trump can do that won't be forgiven. Except change his immigration policies."

But now that Trump is finally revving up his long-awaited "pivot" to do just that, Coulter is freaking out.

With Trump's first hints of an evolution on his immigration positions, Coulter was quick to cover for him.

"It's just rhetoric but it's still annoying," Coulter told The Hill at her book signing Wednesday night. "I think he panicked and he had to say [it] ... I don't think he is softening. I mean the big thing is the wall."

But then the second part of Trump's Fox News town hall special on immigration with Sean Hannity aired. In front of a friendly Texas crowd, Trump floated a possible process to allow undocumented immigrants to remain in America, a complete reversal from the inhumane mass deportation plan that helped him win the crowded GOP primary.

"No citizenship," Trump told Hannity in the special taped Tuesday afternoon. "Let me go a step further — they'll pay back-taxes, they have to pay taxes, there's no amnesty, as such, there's no amnesty, but we work with them."

And has become customary, Trump attempted to sell his latest flip-flop as a routine reaction to his supporters' wants.

"Look, this is like a poll, there's thousands of people in this room," Trump said. "Who wants those people thrown out?"

The Fox News crowd responded with incoherent cheers and yells.

"Everywhere I go, I get the same reaction. They want toughness, they want firmness, they want to obey the law. But — but, they feel that throwing them out as a whole family when they’ve been here for a long time, it’s a tough thing. They do feel that," Trump added.

That was the last straw for Coulter, who took to Twitter to blast Trump's creeping shift:


By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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