Sunday 22 October 2017

'I'd ban everyone for a while' - Ann Coulter discusses Trump's 'popular' policies with David McWilliams

David McWilliams on the ground in New York. McWilliams was in New York to talk to Ann Coulter and Martin Wolf about the US election and Trump's chances of winning.
David McWilliams on the ground in New York. McWilliams was in New York to talk to Ann Coulter and Martin Wolf about the US election and Trump's chances of winning.
David McWilliams talks to one of Donald Trumps most vocal supporters; political commentator and author Ann Coulter.
David McWilliams talks to Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times, Martin Wolf
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David McWilliams returns to TV3 on Sunday afternoons with his current affairs show Agenda and the first episode features some very high-profile guests.

This Sunday's show focuses on the US presidential election and McWilliams will be speaking to one of Donald Trump's most vocal supporters, Fox News correspondent and author of the book, In Trump We Trust, Ann Coulter.

She'll be discussing Trump's immigration policies and explaining why they're popular with American voters.

Speaking to McWiilliams from New York, she said: “The media will not mention immigration but go to one of his rallies and the crowd starts chanting ‘build the wall’… tens of thousands of people chanting ‘build the wall’. That is what it’s about.”

David McWilliams talks to one of Donald Trumps most vocal supporters; political commentator and author Ann Coulter.
David McWilliams talks to one of Donald Trumps most vocal supporters; political commentator and author Ann Coulter.

And she thinks the proposal to build a wall is feasible: “Of all the things he’s proposed; number one – it’s the easiest. There’s no question that there is going to be a wall [dividing Mexico] if Trump is elected president. He’s a builder, that’s why he’s running.”

They also discuss Trump's proposal to ban Muslims, with Coulter admitting she'd back it but take it one step further.

“I’d ban everybody for a while," she said.

"But yeah, that’s one of Trumps most appealing policies. The media can keep screaming he’s Hitler but it’s very popular with voters!

“This isn’t about race. It’s an immigration issue. Thus, for example, who else is a big problem? The Russian immigrants…and I believe they are white. Only someone as utterly boisterous course and tacky as Donald Trump would have the balls to raise the issues he’s raising.”

McWilliams also sits down with chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, Martin Wolf, and discusses the fallout on global economics if Trump were to be elected.

David McWilliams talks to Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times, Martin Wolf
David McWilliams talks to Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times, Martin Wolf

"Globalisation starts shrinking, trade starts shrinking, capital flow shrinks, financial globalisation goes into reverse and there are also conflicts, possibly with China, Russia probably becomes more encroaching, Europe becomes less stable," said Wolf.

"The whole global system feels less stable and less open and dynamic.”

Agenda starts this Sunday at 12pm on TV3.

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