Zero Tolerance: Ann Coulter Interview | FRONTLINE

Ann Coulter is a conservative commentator, columnist and the author of several books, including “Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole” and “In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!”

Coulter’s candid, full interview was conducted with FRONTLINE during the making of the October 2019 documentary “Zero Tolerance.”

 

 

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So why is he hiring people that disagree with
what his tenets are?
>>Why he surrounded himself by people
actively opposed to his agenda and let Paul Ryan take over
his agenda for the first two years when he had
a Republican House and Republican Senate,
“No, let’s do all the stuff on the loser GOP’s to-do list.
Let’s not do the popular stuff that won
this very unlikely person the presidency.”
Why he did that, who knows?
Who knows?
He has surrounded himself with people who disagree with him.
Why did he hire his kids?
I mean, I don’t know.
Does he believe any of it?
Is he a con-man liar and this was just a good gig?
Again, picked up the $1,000 bill lying on the ground because
no other Republican was willing to run on popular issues.
Or is he just lazy?
Yeah, he does believe it, but if it’s going to take a phone call—
“I have to call [Sen.] Mitch McConnell?
Nah, let them do whatever they want.”
Could be laziness.
Could be narcissism: “They love me for me!”
Who knows?
But he has surrounded himself by people who don’t agree
with his agenda, and that’s why very, very, very little
is getting done.
(Time Left off: 38 min)

Charles Murray on populism, globalization, “The Bell Curve,” and American politics today

The American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray discusses our current political moment.
Chapter 1 (00:1533:22): Working Class Decline
Chapter 2 (33:2244:36): A Universal Basic Income?
Chapter 3 (44:361:00:45): From Tea Party to Trump
Chapter 4 (1:00:451:10:55): The Bell Curve Revisited
In his second conversation with Bill Kristol, American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray discusses the state of American civic life and how this can help us understand the current political moment. Murray explains how the decline of communities, the effects of immigration, and the growth of anti-trade sentiment have fueled populist impulses in 2016. Kristol and Murray also revisit Murray’s prescient The Bell Curve (1994) and discuss how cognitive ability might affect American life in the future.