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Bannon Brings Coulter To White House To Hector Trump

Ann Coulter is not happy with President Trump, and she has taken some harsh words to the president himself - with the help of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

According to a report in the New York Times, the right-wing provocateur met with the president a few weeks ago and urged him to re-focus himself on his base and nationalist campaign promises, like limiting immigration and constructing a border wall with Mexico. The Times revelations were based on conversations with two unidentified sources who said that Coulter “railed” at Trump.

Coulter has been an early and vocal backer of the president, endorsing him in the primary and even writing a book titled “In Trump We Trust.” She was seen as one of his key advisers throughout the campaign on the matter of immigration, and the two have met in the past. She and Bannon constitute part of the administration’s nationalist-populist line – constantly in conflict with moderates like Jared Kushner and the president’s own preoccupations.

The news comes as the president besieges Attorney General Jeff Sessions, also part of the nationalist line, over the attorney general’s decision to recuse himself on the Russia investigation.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

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