Ann Coulter, a provocative conservative commentator, went head-to-head in a passionate debate with co-host of the progressive-leaning Young Turks hostess, Ana Kasparian. The debate between the two focused on President Donald Trump, immigration and criminal justice.
In a joking manner, the host of the debate, Toure, asked the pair if they liked his beard, thus signaling that this was supposed to be a friendly debate. Toure then asked a series of increasingly more hot-button, political questions.
‘Is Trump an Effective President Thus Far?’Kasparian answered the question saying that he is effective in creating scandal – she discussed his constant media presence, the ongoing Russia scandal, the “infighting within the White House.” She then spoke in her best Trump impression saying that he made a lot of promises from “day one” and that he has actually been increasing the number of foreign workers in the country.
Coulter then attempted to rebut this claim, but the audience could not hear her due to mic issues. Kasparian stood up to help her opponent, and Coulter said that the mic wouldn’t be able to be placed on her dress due to her hair.
Once this was taken care of, she cited other presidents not having a memorable first seven months in office and it was a difficult question to answer. She then recited some of the things Trump has done to help accomplish his campaign goals – including “putt[ing] Americans first and not Wall Street first,” “attempting to prevent terrorists from coming into the country” and “he has a fantastic Attorney General.” She then gave the President a ‘B’ grade on his current accomplishments.
At this point, Toure pops in asking Coulter, “does the President think he has a fantastic Attorney General?” in reference to Trump’s recent tweets dragging Sessions through the mud.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
Why didn't A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
Coulter then responded saying that “Americans don’t like nepotism. I don’t think he should’ve brought his son-in-law into the White House and I think a lot of this has to do with him being worried about the investigation going after his son and which I think he’s right not to want an independent counsel.”
Coulter then continues, “It’s really just about two things and that was you know one of the things we voted for don’t get us involved in any more pointless wars and that bombing of Syria again.” She then says that Trump decided to bomb Syria because “Ivanka saw some pictures of children and started crying ‘we have to bomb Syria’ so Ivanka cried, kids died, but his base punched back and at least we are not involved in a war in Syria.”
The interview continues for another fifty or so minutes more, discussing the construction of the wall, Trump’s condemnation of Obamacare and wishing it would fail, if Trump can win over progressives, why immigrants come to America, the morality of breaking immigration law to reunite families, limiting immigrants, President Trump’s recent statement that police needs to be “rougher with suspects,” Black Lives Matter, racial bias in the criminal justice system and legalization of marijuana.