WATCH: Ann Coulter says she's "surprised it took so long" for Huma Abedin to leave Anthony Weiner

Broaching the topic in a segment on Trump, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell seemed stunned by Coulter's take

Published August 29, 2016 5:33PM (EDT)

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter — as a guest on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on Monday — said she was "surprised it took so long" for Huma Abedin to leave her husband, former-congressman Anthony Weiner.

Abedin, the vice-chairwoman of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign, announced on Monday she was divorcing Weiner amid yet another sexting scandal, as revealed by The New York Post.

Mitchell, seemingly unsatisfied with Coulter's response — despite having asked the question at the top of the interview — shifted to the planned topic of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's evolving stance on immigration.

In recent weeks, Trump's campaign has reportedly backed away from promises he made during the primaries of deporting 11 million illegal immigrants.

"I think he has been consistent — really pretty much from day one — that he's going to protect the borders and not dissolve ... American sovereignty," Coulter countered. "[Trump is] new to politics, in some ways, on details and often rhetorical issues, but the one thing that his life is shot through with is putting Americans' interests first."

"The points I think Trump has been making from the beginning is consistent with all of this — he just fell into some of the clichés from the old Rubio amnesty crowd — and that is to put America's interests first: on jobs, on immigration, on going to war," she continued. "People are really suffering in America ... I think this is a very appealing message that transcends political parties."

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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