Ann Coulter Thinks People With Foreign Accents Can’t Critique America

The right-wing political pundit took to Twitter to mock CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria’s “thick Indian accent” and triggered online backlash.

Controversial conservative commentator Ann Coulter sparked a fierce Twitter storm on Sunday when she suggested that only those born in the United States or those with a local accent can share opinions on what it means to be an American.

Her bigoted comments were directed toward CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria and Australian guest Danielle Pletka, the vice-president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.



For those unaware, Zakaria became an American citizen back in 2001.



The discriminatory tweets triggered an online backlash against the Trump-supporter, who once famously referred to Asian-Americans as “mandarins” on live television and mocked the #BringBackOurGirls movement — specifically First Lady Michelle Obama's tweet about it.

Here’s how the Twitterati reacted:





Many were quick to point out the fact that everyone’s ancestors had an accent and that one’s way of speaking or their birth does not determine their level of patriotism.

It’s a free country, right?





Considering Coulter staunchly supports Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the man who has called Mexicans rapists (twice), has thrown out African Americans from his rallies and proposed banning Muslims from entering the country, her racist rhetoric is worrisome but not at all surprising.

The right-wing political analyst also made headlines last week after she called Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s refusal to endorse Trump “a public suicide more than a mistake.”

“The entire Republican Convention just booed him. He has no hope. Every place he ever goes, everyone around him hates him,” she told My’s Jason Rantz. “His only hope was tying his wagon to Donald Trump, which I would have guessed he was going to do. This is the one bar bet I would have lost this year. If you’d have said, who endorses Trump first, Rubio or Cruz? I would have said, Cruz, not likable but he’s crafty. No, he is not so crafty, he is bitter, bitter, bitter.”

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