Right wing political commentator and attorney Ann Coulter has had a long history of making blatantly racist remarks.
For example, in a column lamenting Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s loss to incumbent President Barack Obama in the 2012 National Election, she writes:
“Perhaps the reason elections maven Michael Barone was so shockingly off in his election prediction this year was that, in the biggest mistake of his career, Barone has been assuring us for years that most of these Third World immigrants pouring into the country would go the way of Italian immigrants and become Republicans. They’re hardworking! They have family values! Maybe at first, but not after coming here, having illegitimate children and going on welfare.”
In 2013, Ann Coulter wrote a particularly insensitive op-ed in response to the murder of black Florida teenager Trayvon Martin titled “To Avoid Looking Like A Criminal, Don’t Commit A Crime.” When the gunman, a racist, trigger-happy Charles Bronson wannabe named George Zimmerman was acquitted, she rejoiced via Twitter.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 14, 2013
In 2007, Ann Coulter appeared on Donny Deutsch’s CNBC show The Big Idea and declared:
“We just want Jews to be perfected, as they say. … That’s what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express. You have to obey laws.”
When Donny Deutsch asked Coulter to explain that comment, she replied:
“That is what Christians consider themselves: perfected Jews. We believe the Old Testament. As you know from the Old Testament, God was constantly getting fed up with humans for not being able to live up to all the laws. What Christians believe — this is just a statement of what the New Testament is — is that that’s why Christ came and died for our sins. Christians believe the Old Testament. You don’t believe our testament…We consider ourselves perfected Christians. For me to say that for you to become a Christian is to become a perfected Christian is not offensive at all.”
On Election Day 2016, Coulter for all intents and purposes remarked via Twitter that Trump would win all 50 states if only third-generation Americans were allowed to vote.
If only people with at least 4 grandparents born in America were voting, Trump would win in a 50-state landslide.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 8, 2016
However, as Donald Trump’s mother was born in Scotland, such a law would prohibit him voting for himself.
Most recently, on January 5, 2017, Ann Coulter posted a short cryptic tweet, consisting of the numbers one and four, followed by an exclamation point.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 5, 2017
The number 14 is used as a banner by white supremacists, as it refers to a battle cry composed by David Lane, a white supremacist notorious for being the getaway driver for the murderers of Jewish liberal talk radio host Alan Berg in 1984. Needless to say, Twitter’s white supremacist contingency got Coulter’s message, with one person Tweeting David Lane’s 14 words in full:
@AnnCoulter We must secure the existence of our People and a future for White children.
— Charles Martel (@CharIesMarteI) January 5, 2017
Other Twitter users posted the number 88, which is a coded signal meaning “Heil Hitler,” as each of those words start with the eighth letter of the alphabet.
— Globalist Tears 🐸 (@PreppyAltRight) January 5, 2017
— EmoryM 🍁☔ (@EmoryMyers) January 5, 2017
— Westley Hie Aden (@WHieAden) January 5, 2017
Indeed, this shameful development is not surprising, given the tone and attitude of Coulter’s writings and rhetoric. Perhaps it’s fair to say that the election of Donald John Trump as President of the United States has empowered her to the point where she no longer sees any reason to hold back.
Sick, isn’t it?