That’s what some in Congress and the mainstream media are saying. Republican Senator Bob Corker was not pleased with the influence Rush, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, and Fox News have on President Trump, according to The Washington Post.
“This is tyranny of talk radio hosts, right? And so, how do you deal with that? You have two talk radio hosts who completely flipped the president. And so, do we succumb to tyranny of talk radio hosts?”
This is all over funding for a border wall. President Trump seemed ready to sign a spending bill last week, without funding for the wall, that would have prevented the government from shutting down. That’s when Rush and the others let him have it. On his show last Wednesday, Rush said the president was getting ready to cave to the Democrats regarding the wall funds. “Trump gets nothing, and the Democrats get everything, including control of the House.”
Rush even worked his show Christmas Eve to make sure he stayed involved in the discussion and explained exactly how he heard that the president was not going to sign the spending bill without any money for the wall. He then played a montage from the media that blamed him for the shutdown.
On a Daily Caller podcast, Ann Coulter said President Trump would be a joke president that scammed the American people if there was no funding for the wall. She also criticized him in a column she wrote called “Gutless President in a Wall-Less Country,” where she said, “It is now crystal clear that one of two things is true: Either Trump never intended to build the wall and was scamming voters all along, or he has no idea how to get it done and zero interest in finding out. He sacrifices every opportunity to make the wall happen.”