During a Rose Garden press conference, President Trump announced he is calling for an emergency declaration at the southern U.S. border.
Afterwards, he took questions from the crooked, liberal press. (Videos Below)
Upon taking questions, NBC News White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell asked the president about the influence conservative media figures such as Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity had on his decision making process.
In response to Coulter, President Trump replied, “Ann Coulter, I don’t know her. I hardly know her. I haven’t spoken to her in way over a year. But the press loves saying, ‘Ann Coulter.’ Probably if I did speak to her, she’d be very nice. I just don’t have the time to speak to her. I would speak to her. I have nothing against her,” he continued.
“In fact, I like her for one reason. When they asked her right at the beginning, ‘Who’s going to win the election?’ She said, ‘Donald Trump.’ And the two people that asked her that question smiled. They said, ‘You’re kidding, aren’t you?’ Nope. Donald Trump. So I like her.” He said.
“But she’s off the reservation,” Trump added. “But anybody that knows her understands that. But I haven’t spoken to her. I don’t follow her. I don’t talk to her.” (Videos Below)
President Trump praised both Hannity and Limbaugh on Friday but said they “don’t decide policy.”
“Sean Hannity has been a terrific, terrific supporter of what I do. Not of me. If I changed my views, he wouldn’t be with me.” He noted.
“Rush Limbaugh, I think he’s a great guy. He can speak for three hours without [taking] a phone call. He’s got one of the biggest audiences in the history of the world. I mean, this guy’s unbelievable, [but] they don’t decide policy.” He added. (Videos Below)
After the news conference in the Rose Garden, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined host Dana Perino on Fox News‘ “The Daily Briefing.”
Perino asked Sanders about a tweet Ann Coulter sent out about the border issue that read, “This is not Paul Ryan’s fault. It’s not Mitch McConnell’s fault. Trump ran AGAINST the GOP and won. Responsibility is 100% his.”
“Do you think the media over exaggerates the influence like somebody Ann Coulter has on the White House?” Perino asked Sarah.
Sarah laughed and responded, “I don’t think Ann Coulter has any influence over this White House or influence over much of anything, to be honest. I don’t think she did before the President the President became the President, and I don’t think she does now.”
“I just don’t see her as being an influential voice of this country, and certainly not one in this building.” Sarah added.
The two videos below show President Trump responding about conservative media figures, and then Sarah Sanders responds about Ann Coulter in the second video.
Pres. Trump on Ann Coulter, right-wing commentator who has been critical of the president's actions on immigration: "I don't know her. I hardly know her…I just don't have the time to speak to her."
— ABC News (@ABC) February 15, 2019
Sarah’s response about Coulter starts at 3:55.
— The Daily Briefing (@dailybriefing) February 15, 2019