"Oh God, not the Jews again": Ann Coulter tells us how she really feels in an interview on BBC Radio 4

She also referred to co-host James Naughtie as "babycakes," a term of endearment he wasn't quite familiar with

By Scott Eric Kaufman
May 19, 2016 7:38PM (UTC)
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Ann Coulter (Credit: MSNBC)

In an interview with BBC Radio 4's James Naughtie on Wednesday, conservative firebrand Ann Coulter not only called the 64-year-old "babycakes," which perplexed him, she also complained about the fact that the immigration discussion occasionally turns to the Jewish question.

Naughtie grilled Coulter on remarks made by both her and Donald Trump, including controversial statements about banning Muslim immigration into the United States.


"Americans don't want immigration." Coulter said. "They don't want anymore. Why can't we have a home? You see on National Geographic, 'Oh, the indigenous people, they have a home.' Everyone else can have a home. We are the only people on Earth not allowed to have a home."

When she further defended Trump's proposed ban, Naughtie replied, "but the United States is a country of immigrants!"

"No we are not!" Coulter shot back, annoyed. "No, we are not."


"If someone had said that about Jewish immigration into New York a century ago," Naughtie said, "would you have approved of it?"

"Oh God, not the Jews again," Coulter said.

She later explained that she simply meant "the Jews" only represent "like 2 percent of the population. That did not overwhelm our culture. We take immigrants but we have pauses once in a while -- we’re being overwhelmed."


Muslims, for the record, currently represent less than 1 percent of the American population.

Afterwards, co-host Mishal Husain made light of Coulter's insouciance, introducing another segment with a reference to "Jim ‘Babycakes’ Naughtie, reporting from the US presidential campaign trail."


Listen to the entire interview below via YouTube.

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