Ann Coulter on Kobach in the Cabinet, Immigration, and Building the Wall

Ann Coulter, author and “goddess of the online right” according to SiriusXM host Alex Marlow, joined Breitbart News Daily for a special Thanksgiving discussion on immigration, the new Trump cabinet, building the wall, the “existential threat” of open-borders globalism, and how Donald Trump is going to save “the last Christian country on Earth.” “Every day is morning in Trump’s America!” declared the author of In Trump We Trust; E Pluribus Awesome. “I’m happy every day. You know, that moment when you first wake up in the morning, and you’re just finishing your dream, like you’re a dog chasing a post truck – and then you realize, ‘Oh no, I’m a human, and I’m awake, and it’s Trump’s America!’” Coulter acknowledged that, like all elected officials, Trump faces some challenges in delivering on his campaign promises, but she thought he would come through in all the most important areas. “Take the wall itself,” she said, referring to the promised border security wall. “It’s always good, when it comes to immigration, to always be paranoid. You can never be too paranoid. But that is, which a lot of people don’t realize, the Department of Defense’s job. They’ve built walls with cannon turrets. As the name of the agency suggests, ‘Department of Defense,’ the defense refers to the United States of America – not the defense of South Korea, not the defense of Ukraine, not the defense of Syria or Germany.” “That is 100% the job of the Department of Defense, and the most extravagant, insane, Washington Post fake news estimates of what the wall would cost, it would cost less than 5% of the Department of Defense’s entire budget,” she pointed out. “So that’s a very simple thing to do, as long as he appoints the right Department of Defense Secretary. It’s very easy to get Mexico to pay for it: just deduct it from their foreign aid. I mean, he says he’s going to take other steps, requests that they pay, tax remittances, which is a fine idea, but if all else fails, just stop sending them the federal aid. That’ll pay for it in, I don’t know, a couple of years.” Coulter also expected Trump would be able to deliver on promises to renegotiate bad trade deals, and repeal ObamaCare. “It took me like three days after the election to remember: I’m going to have health care again!” she exclaimed happily. “Because I, unlike all of you people listening who have jobs, and therefore have a waiver from ObamaCare, I, Matt Drudge, sole practitioners – we were all thrown off our health care plans. I have a letter saying that your health care plan has been made illegal under the Affordable Care Act.” Looking ahead to the establishment of the Trump Administration, Marlow asked Coulter what she wanted to see from Cabinet appointments, to which she replied: “Kris Kobach, Kris Kobach, Kris Kobach. Have I mentioned Kris Kobach?” Asked to elaborate on Kobach’s virtues, Coulter said, “First of all, like you and me, Alex, there’s a reason you don’t see him on TV. He’s totally brilliant, Harvard, Yale law, Oxford – and not as a cheesy Rhodes Scholar. He’s tall, good-looking, has a lovely family. He’s from Kansas, he would already be a governor or a senator – I mean, he’s a young guy, but he’d be a governor or a senator but for the fact that it’s Kansas, and they already have a Republican governor and two Republican senators.” “But most importantly, he is the brains behind basically everything good that’s been done on immigration – and that’s nothing, for the last eight years, but basically during the Bush Administration. He wrote E-Verify,” she continued. “I write about it in In Trump We Trust, the hysterically denounced ‘papers, please’ laws – they called the Arizona law thing, that law enforcement officers, they arrest someone and have probable cause to believe he’s illegal, they can ask about his immigration status. That was written by Kris Kobach, and all you heard was nonsense about it – ‘Oh, it’s like Nazi Germany!’ And that part of the law [was] upheld by the Supreme Court. You can go and see him talking about it outside the Supreme Court, I think it was the day of the arguments. These are commonsense policies.” She said the same tactics were being used to delegitimize sensible restrictions on refugees from Middle Eastern conflict zones: “Take the Muslim registry. I mean, I prefer, ‘Hey, I know! Don’t let them in in the first place!’ instead of what we’re doing now, letting them in. There are more than a thousand terrorist investigations in this country right now that our FBI – which you have to pay for, taxpayer! – in all 50 states of the union. Here’s an idea: don’t let in people whom we need to assign 16 FBI agents to watch for the rest of their lives.” “But Kobach, during the Bush Administration, wrote something they all talk about, including Mr. Open Borders, Fox News’ golden boy, Marco Rubio. We can’t keep track of the people coming in; we need an entry/exit system. And so that’s what Kobach wrote up during the Bush Administration after 9/11. It’s an entry/exit visa system. You can go around screaming, ‘It’s like Nazi Germany! We’re registering Muslims!’ No, but there will be a little more close attention paid to the exit and entry visas of people coming in from terrorist-producing countries, which again I say would be solved much more efficiently by just not letting them in,” Coulter said. She explained Trump needs people like Kobach around him to fulfill his campaign promises. “I love Bannon being the chief strategist; that’s definitely a step in the right direction,” she said. “I love Rudy Giuliani… what he did in New York, it’s magnificent. He’s the best defender of Donald Trump on TV. But he did make New York a sanctuary city. And even if these guys say, ‘Okay, I’ve learned my lesson Mr. President-elect, I am with you on immigration,’ we need somebody like Jeff Sessions, Kris Kobach, like Steve Miller, who are reading the fine print on these bills, who know how to push through the policies that they already have the legal and Constitutional authority to do – as I was mentioning at the beginning of this interview – such as the Department of Defense building the wall. No need for Congress to worry its pretty little head about that wall. That is 100% within the purview of the duties of the Commander-in-Chief, under our Constitution. And that’s why you need someone like Kris Kobach, who is smart and has read the law and knows how to implement the policies we need implemented.”

Kris definitely has an impressive resume, and Ann is right..  Trump would be well-served by having Kris in his administration or as a federal judge appointment.  To read the rest of this article, or listen to this exchange with Ann, click on the text above.   🙂

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