Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter blamed the media for the ouster of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, whose last day at the White House was Friday, and suggested the press has control over President Trump.
"STEVE BANNON OUT! Media is the most powerful branch of government. If @realDonaldTrump didn't like the media giving Steve Bannon all credit, instead of firing him, he should've hired 10 more like him," Coulter said in a series of tweets Friday.
"@realDonaldTrump needs to hire @CLewandowski_ immediately, so there's SOMEONE in the White House who isn't from Goldman Sachs," she continued, referencing Corey Lewandowski, who previously served as Trump's campaign managers.
STEVE BANNON OUT! Media is the most powerful branch of government.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 18, 2017
The White House announced Friday that Bannon will leave his position after spending eight months working for Trump in the West Wing.
"White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. "We are grateful for his service and wish him the best."
The move was immediately met with praise from congressional Democrats, but some conservative groups panned Bannon's departure.
Coulter, who has supported Trump and Bannon, suggested Bannon's exit would hurt Trump's White House, and urged Trump to follow through on his campaign promises.
"To prove that he didn't get all the good stuff from Bannon, @realDonaldTrump better start the wall pronto!" Coulter tweeted.
She said the media would decide who the president is going to fire next, and indicated it's the press that has ultimate power over Trump.
"I think this will do it. Now, media will forgive @realDonaldTrump and treat him totally fairly. They admire weakness. Who will media decide @realDonaldTrump has to fire next?" Coulter tweeted.
"SNL sketch should have shown media sitting at the big desk in the Oval Office, with @realDonaldTrump at the little table," she continued.