Ann Coulter Sparks Outrage With Pro-Trump Tweet Recalling Nazi Racial Purity Laws

Far right wing commentator Ann Coulter sparked outrage on social media on Election Day eve by suggesting that Donald Trump would win in a 50-state landslide if the children and grandchildren of immigrants were not permitted to vote.

Coulter’s Tweet was quickly excoriated as reminiscent of the Nazi-era racial purity laws that classified Jews based on the number of Jewish grandparents, the Huffington Post reported.

Plenty of others pointed out an even more obvious flaw in Coulter’s twisted reasoning: Trump himself is the grandchild of immigrants and would presumably not be permitted to run for president under her logic.

Coulter later attempted to walk back her claim, cryptically suggesting that she was referring to a wider pool of older relatives.

It’s far from the first time Coulter has stirred the pot — and offended Jews. She lashed out saying ‘Not the Jews Again’ during a debate on immigration and suggested that Israel was getting too much attention during the Republican primary fight because of undue Jewish influence.


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