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Ann Coulter is having a day on Twitter

The ultra right-wing pundit tweeted her support of the KGB and a number celebrated by white supremacists


Taylor Link
January 6, 2017 2:47AM (UTC)

Maybe it's Ann Coulter who has hit rock bottom. The conservative political commentator — an expert on the intricacies of race relations in the United States — threw her support behind the KGB Wednesday night before sending a vague tweet on Thursday that alluded to a number worshipped by white supremacists.

Coulter is not unfamiliar with asinine outbursts on social media. She has even parroted legitimate neo-Nazi talking points. It's hard for her to claim ignorance on the "14!" tweet — even though it's obscure and lacks context. However, among white supremacists, the number 14 typically refers to a 14-word mission statement on white supremacy initially penned by a Klu Klux Klan member while in federal prison: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." Coulter's subtext wasn't lost on Twitter trolls, who were eager to welcome Coulter's declaration of hate.

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Note: "88" is a neo-Nazi reference meaning "Heil Hitler."

Coulter's affinity with white nationalism is nothing new, but her outspoken support of the KGB brings her more in line with fellow Trump apologists Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity with her devout skepticism that Russia committed the cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee. In December, Coulter claimed to have two sources who said a Sanders-supporting Democrat provided the hacked emails to WikiLeaks.

At least the KGB isn't the Democratic Party, Coulter would probably quip back.


Taylor Link

Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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