Coulter says she doesn’t think of herself as smarter than Trump (or anyone else), yet she relishes being regarded as Trump’s brain. Go figure.
When asked, “did you feel like you were smarter than Trump?” Coulter coyly demurred, charging that it was “such a liberal question.” She added, “I don’t think of myself that way.” (When has she not thought of herself that way?)
Coulter continued her riff, contending, “’Oh, we just like to think we’re smarter than other people,’ I would never think that.” (Pick almost any Coulter book or column for a refutation of her claim.)
Coulter then absurdly averred, “I don’t evaluate people that way.” But she does that all the time.
Coulter even repeatedly attacks prominent conservative leaders (e.g., “Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, all the alleged conservatives” for disagreeing with or opposing her views. She actually claimed that those people don’t read and don’t know what they are talking about, in contradistinction to Coulter, who boasted: “My thought is that everyone should just listen to me.” (Yes, she’s the smart one.)
Even at the “Ann Coulter Roast with Rob Lowe,” Coulter claimed to have the very best jokes.
Coulter seems to see herself as the smartest person in the world. Everyone else fits on a scale from dumb to imbecilic. Calling someone “stupid” is one of her most used attacks.
Furthermore, Coulter loves the word “retard” and sees no problem with mocking “spastic retards.”
But Coulter has always felt superior to most people, even to her peers and her colleagues (see Chapter 4, “Brains”, in The Beauty of Conservatism).
As for Trump, Coulter argues, “Getting details wrong doesn’t interest me. He can follow my Twitter feed to get those things right.”
Wait? If Coulter is not smarter than Trump, then why should he take her advice? If Trump is so smart, why does he keep getting details wrong? And why does Coulter go crazy whenever her candidate goes “mental?”
A recent Coulter profile explained “How Ann Coulter Created Donald Trump.” If Coulter’s “The woman who tells Donald Trump what to think,” how could she not be smarter?
She just won’t admit it publicly. Perhaps she fears angering Trump again.