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Ann Coulter calls Trump the 'biggest wimp ever to serve as president' over shutdown deal

Ann Coulter is absolutely livid over President Trump's shutdown deal.

After Trump announced Friday a deal to reopen the government for three weeks without the $5.7 billion in border wall funding he has been demanding, the conservative commentator tweeted that he is now the "biggest wimp ever to serve as president."

Coulter was previously insistent that Trump not reopen the government without border wall funding, and when in December it seemed like Trump might agree to essentially the same proposal he backed today, Coulter said that if Trump can't get the wall built, he will have "scammed the American people" and will lose re-election in 2020.

Plenty of others in the conservative media agreed with Coulter and saw Trump's move as a massive cave, with Erick Erickson writing for The Resurgent, "President Trump looks weaker now than at any time in his presidency." Conservative websites like Drudge Report and Breitbart also ran red banners that read, "NO WALL" and "NO WALL FUNDS." Many Breitbart readers themselves were not happy, either.

But not all of Trump's media allies turned on him Friday, with others feeling confident that he'll be able to get the wall funded by the end of this new three-week deadline. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity both stood by Trump, with Hannity saying on his show that "politically, I think it's a good thing" and that Trump has still "got the high ground."