Conservative pundit Ann Coulter slammed former President Donald Trump on Friday. Coulter, who had once been a supporter of Trump, became a critic of him during his time in office. She has consistently been vocal about his ineffectiveness and criticized him widely after the 2022 midterm elections when many Trump-endorsed candidates failed to win in key races across the country.
During the 2022 midterm elections, the Republicans only managed to win the House of Representatives with a narrow majority and lost one seat in the Senate. This led to a number of Republicans calling for the party to move away from Trump, noting that his stolen election claims have driven away moderate and swing voters.
On Friday, Coulter criticized Trump stating that his election fraud claims led to the Republicans losing in the gubernatorial race in Michigan, where Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer had an easy victory against her Republican opponent, Tudor Dixon.
Coulter took to Twitter to point out that Dixon had often parroted Trump’s rhetoric regarding election fraud claims in order to win support during the Republican primary, but that this perspective cost her important votes in the general election. She added that Dixon may have needed to claim that Trump was the winner of the 2020 election if she wanted to win the Republican primary.
Since the 2020 presidential elections, Trump has consistently alleged without providing any evidence that widespread voter fraud caused him to lose the election. These claims were also pushed by many people and networks like Fox News which is currently facing a lawsuit over the network being privately skeptical about the allegations.