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‘Conservative media is lying to you.’ Ann Coulter encourages GOP split from Trump

Ann Coulter waves to the audience after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Feb. 12, 2011.Cliff Owen

Conservative media commentator Ann Coulter, once a fan of former Republican president Donald Trump and now a harsh critic, took another swipe at him this week.

In a podcast, she said, “You don’t need to suck up to Trump any more, conservative talk radio hosts, talk TV hosts, Republicans running for office. He’s done. He’s over.”

In a tweet linking to the podcast, she also told followers, “Conservative media is lying to you about Trump’s popularity.”

Coulter made similar points in a January column in which she declared, “No one wants Trump. He’s fading faster than Sarah Palin did — and she was second place on a losing presidential ticket.”

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She has also called Trump “abjectly stupid” and a “liar and con man,” Newsweek reports.




Martin Finucane can be reached at martin.finucane@globe.com.