Ann Coulter defends ‘4 grandparents’ tweet after backlash
Firebrand conservative commentator Ann Coulter defended a recent controversial tweet in a heated exchange with Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff on Tuesday night.
Coulter roused support as well as plenty of outrage on Twitter Monday night when she posited, “If only people with at least 4 grandparents born in America were voting, Trump would win in a 50-state landslide.”
Coulter is a well-known political bomb-thrower and has no shortage of controversial tweets.
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
When asked by Isikoff during Yahoo’s election-night coverage to explain the meaning of her tweet, Coulter bemoaned the backlash as “the most amazing display of political correctness.”
“MSNBC and CNN talk about how the Hispanic vote is going, how the black vote is going, how the Muslim vote is going, how the women’s vote is going,” said Coulter. “I comment on a demographic that is so hated that merely stating something, I am called every name in the book. That’s one demographic you can’t even state something about.”
Asked whether she was suggesting that people whose grandparents were born outside the U.S. should not be permitted to vote, Coulter fired back: “No, did I say that? Is that what they’re suggesting when they talk about how the Hispanic vote is going? Is that what they’re suggesting when they talk about the women’s vote, that only women should be allowed to vote?”
“Why is that one demographic we can’t even discuss how they are voting?” she asked. “The historic American nation.”
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