Ann Coulter (AP/Cliff Owen)

The right continues to eat itself: Ann Coulter explodes at Charles Koch for calling Trump a "terrible role model"

Koch would let immigrants destroy American culture so long as someone cut his taxes, she argued


Scott Eric Kaufman
April 26, 2016 6:15PM (UTC)

Conservative iconoclast Ann Coulter took to Facebook earlier this week to berate Republican benefactor-in-chief Charles Koch for venturing that Hillary Clinton might make for a better president than Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

In an interview with ABC News, Koch lambasted Texas Senator Ted Cruz for his comments about "carpet-bombing the Middle East," saying that for "a candidate, whether they believe it or not, [to] think that appeals to the American people -- this is frightening."

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He found Donald Trump's statements about registering Muslims even more offensive. "What was worse was this, 'We'll have them all registered.' That's reminiscent of Nazi Germany. I mean, that's monstrous as I said at the time."

He later referred to both GOP candidates as "terrible role models."

Coulter didn't take a shine to Koch's outrage, writing on Facebook that he wants to "destroy American culture" so long as someone "cut [his] taxes."

"Charles Koch imagines a libertarian paradise if only we could get another 50 million 3rd worlders voting in U.S!" she continued. "The flat tax and entitlement reforms in Somalia are AMAZING! Didn't they put a man on the moon? FLEXIBILITY!"

"Instead of deporting all MS-13 gang members," she said, referring to the largely Central American gang Mara Salvatrucha, "Trump should move some to Wichita."


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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