Political columnist and news commentator Ann Coulter, who has been right on the money thus far with her support for Trump and her reasons for that support, has expressed concerns in her latest column over Trump’s campaign consultants and the advice they’re giving the controversial presidential candidate. According to her, they are pressuring Donald Trump to pick a Washington insider or elected Republican official who is well-liked by the Establishment. Ms. Coulter states in her column,
“This is completely wrong. Trump isn’t a standard-issue GOP, trying to balance the ticket to get his party into power. He’s starting a new party! He’s just blown up the old GOP. Instead of a party for, by and of globalist plutocrats, the new Trumpian party is a party of Americans for America.
“How is Trump going to find a decent running mate from among the Republicans who have gotten ahead under the old model of sucking up to donors and lobbyists?”
Then she proceeds to list all of the Republican names the media has pushed for Trump to consider for VP and tells how all of them have sold out America in one way or another for their own benefit or for the benefit of wealthy Establishment people they associate with. Since Trump is not any run-of-the-mill candidate, he deserves a VP pick who matches that thinking. In particular, in the same way Abraham Lincoln chose his first VP (Hannibal Hamlin)–someone who matched his hatred for slavery and helped him begin a new political party, but was a virtual unknown who was comfortable in the background–Trump should do the same by choosing a running mate who matches his loathing of backward trade deals, a secure border, clamping down on illegal immigration, and other pertinent issues to keep his anti-Establishment, anti-globalist policies going.
In short, Ms. Coulter has concluded,
“For his vice president, Trump needs anyone — from business, academia, the military or the political world — who is Hannibal Hamlin on immigration, a warrior to defend our country from the rich’s predatory demands for cheap foreign labor. His running mate also needs to be smart and courageous and not in love with his own press notices.”
She then provides a very interesting short list of her own. Thus far, I have liked what Ann Coulter has said about Trump from the beginning of his campaign almost a year ago. It’s too bad, in my opinion, she wasn’t hired as one of his campaign consultants. I just hope that she turns out to be wrong about Trump choosing the wrong running mate.
Source: Ann Coulter, My VP Prediction: Trump’s First Mistake, The Daily Caller, July 6, 2016.