Ann Coulter speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. The annual gathering of more than 11,000 conservatives marked the unofficial start of the GOP presidential nomination fight. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

At first, Coulter was ready to offer excuses

It’s just rhetoric, but it’s still annoying,” she told The Hill. “I think he panicked and he had to say [it] … I don’t think he is softening. I mean the big thing is the wall.”

But later on Twitter, Coulter tore into the policy, comparing it to previous offers that come conservatives have dismissed as amnesty.

Needless to say, Coulter’s critics seized on the opportunity: