Ann Coulter defends her "f*cking Jews" outburst: I'm anti-immigration, so I'm automatically pro-Israel

Hispanics are anti-Semitic and she's anti-Hispanic, she argued, so she can't possibly be anti-Semitic too


Scott Eric Kaufman
September 18, 2015 4:27PM (UTC)

On Thursday, Ann Coulter defended her ugly, anti-Semitic rant to the Daily Beast's Jay Michaelson, claiming that she wasn't saying the Jews have too much power, she was "accusing Republicans of thinking the Jews have so much power."

"My point was this whole culture of virtue-signaling where debates are about nothing," she said. "Look, Republicans all agree 100 percent that we are pro-Israel, pro-Life, pro-gun. So why do we spend so much time on these issues? It’s just pandering, so who are they pandering to?"

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Michaelson noted that this language still veers very close to the stereotype of the Jewish controlled media, or the world-wide banking conspiracy, to which Coulter replied "this episode is not going a long way to disprove that."

She further claimed that unlike Democrats, Republicans don't need "to be coddled," because "there is no doubt the Republican Party is the party of Israel and of Life. So why keep sucking up on Israel?"

Coulter partook of the common trope of cornered racists, claiming that she couldn't possibly hate Jews because her best friend is one. "I'd like to move Israel to the northern border of Mexico," she said, "and see what happens then. These Republicans say fences don’t work -- I’d like to see some of them explain Netanyahu’s policy on the fence."

She continued in this vein, claiming that because "Hispanics were ranked by [the Anti-Defamation League] as the most anti-Semitic group," it's in Israel's best interest for America to build an Israeli-style wall on its southern border.

"If we continue to dump more Mexican immigrants on the country, we’ll get to the point that we’ll never have another Republican president," she said. "The Republicans are whistling past the graveyard. If we don’t change our policies on immigration, you’re going to be looking at Iran Deal after Iran Deal after Iran Deal. I can count on Americans to protect Israel. I don’t count on foreigners to care about Israel, and that’s who’s coming in to vote."

Ann Coulter Makes 'Anti-Semitic' Remark During GOP Debate

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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