Conservative commentator Ann Coulter lashed out at President Donald Trump for telling his supporters that sections of his proposed border wall are already built.
On Tuesday, Coulter shared to Twitter a Washington Post Fact Checker article titled “President Trump says his ‘beautiful wall’ is being built. Nope,” which stated that Trump has proclaimed the wall is being built, when in reality, it isn’t.
“The White House failed miserably to achieve its objectives on funding for a border wall, receiving relative peanuts,” the article read. “It sought $25 billion but ended up with 5 percent of that. Moreover, the money came with strings attached so that it could be used only for fencing, not the ‘great’ and ‘beautiful wall’ promised by Trump.”
Alongside her tweet of the article, Coulter also wrote: “Even a Washington Post reporter knows that not 1 inch of Trump’s wall has been built. Does Trump think his supporters are dumber than a WaPo reporter?”
Earlier today, Trump, incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat, and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democrat from New York, engaged in a heated fight at the Oval Office over the president’s misleading facts about the wall.
“A lot of the wall is built, a lot of people don’t know that. A lot of wall is renovated,” Trump said. “Some wall has been reinforced by our military. Our military has done a fantastic job. So the wall will get built.”
Pelosi then attempts to urge Trump to “work together in a bipartisan way” and from shutting down the government.
“Nancy, Nancy. We need border security. Need border security. People are flowing into our country, including terrorists. We have terrorists. We caught 10 terrorists over the last very short period of time. 10,” Trump said.
“These are very serious people. Our border agents, all of our law enforcement, has been incredible what they’ve done. But we have caught 10 terrorists. These are people that were looking to do harm. We need the wall. We need it more than anything. We need border security, of which the wall is just a piece. Chuck, did you want to say something?”
Schumer responded: “Here’s what I want to say—we have a lot of disagreements here. The Washington Post today gave you a whole lot of Pinocchio’s because they say you constantly misstate how much of the wall is built and how much is there.”