As Newsbusters has previously reported, the media and their favorite Republicans (i.e. Bob Corker) have spent quite a bit of time blaming conservative talk radio hosts for influencing the President to shut down the government if he did not receive funding for his much-promised border wall in the latest spending bill. During Friday's edition of The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer, correspondent Laura Jarrett and CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin suggested that Ann Coulter bears responsibility for the government shutdown. According to Jarrett, "he has conservatives breathing down his neck about this wall. You have folks on the right...like Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham, saying, remember your promises, Mr. President. You promised this wall was going to get done." Toobin took it a step further, arguing that Congress should be "checking with Ann Coulter because apparently, she's President of the United States as far as this is concerned." Taking a page out of Nancy Pelosi's playbook, Toobin continued: "Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter started challenging the President's manhood and the House Republicans started stamping their feet, and the President decided no, no, no, I'm going to scream and yell and shut down the government." According to Toobin, "I guess Ann Coulter has to figure out how all this is going to end because she's the person who is driving the Federal government at this point. God help us."
CNN's Toobin: Government Shutdown Result of 'Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter...Challenging the President's Manhood'