Did Ann Coulter Defend American Nazis in This Tweet? by the Forward

Did Ann Coulter Defend American Nazis in This Tweet?

Ann Coulter used Twitter Monday to compare Nazis favorably to African-American activist Al Sharpton, adding another tweet to a string that have generated immediate backlash.

Coulter’s remarks came on the heels of an “alt-right” conference in Washington, D.C., where activists threw up Nazi salutes and shouted Third Reich slogans like “Hail Victory,” the English translation of Seig Heil.

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Some Jewish groups have said President-elect Donald Trump, whom Coulter backed in the election, is too close to the fringe group, a sentiment that grew stronger after the appointment of ex-Breitbart News chief Steve Bannon as head White House strategist.

Coulter drew fierce backlash for the post, with critics accusing her of expressing support for Nazis and defending the “alt-right.”

Perez Hilton, the celebrity news king, in a widely reposted Tweet, wrote, “Ann Coulter is now a Nazi sympathizer? ‘Excuse me while I grab a bucket of water and hunt her down!”

What Did Ann Coulter Say Now?

Singer Tameca Jones indicated a similar feeling. “@AnnCoulter defending Nazis? Girl you need to get the bottom of my shoe,” she wrote on the social media site, attaching a cartoon photo of a woman killing a pest with bug spray.

Coulter has said that Muslims should be forcibly converted to Christianity and that Jews could be ‘perfected’ through baptism. She called former presidential candidate John Edwards a homophobic slur and said the United States would benefit if women were disenfranchised from voting.

Coulter doubled down on her tweet in response to the criticism. “The point, brainless sack-of-sh*t, is that Nazis (not connected w/ GOP) = irrelevant; MSNBC’s Sharpton (connected at hip to Dems) = 9 dead,” she wrote.

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Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

This story "Ann Coulter Defends Americans Nazis in Controversial Twitter Post After ‘Alt-Right’ Conference" was written by Daniel J. Solomon.


Daniel J. Solomon

Daniel J. Solomon

Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.

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