Ann Coulter has been widely criticized for her racist and xenophobic comments about Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley. Coulter appeared on the “The Mark Simone Show” podcast this week and made numerous offensive remarks about Haley, who was born in the United States to Indian immigrant parents.
Coulter called Haley a “bimbo” and a “preposterous creature” and said, “Why don’t you go back to your own country?” She also attacked India, saying that Haley’s candidacy reminded her to “immigrate to India so I can demand they start taking down parts of their history.” Coulter went on to criticize the country for worshipping cows, having a rat temple, and starving people.
Haley, who announced her candidacy Tuesday and is the first Republican opponent for former President Donald Trump, did not respond to a request for comment. Coulter has been a vocal supporter of Trump.
Coulter’s comments have been widely condemned on social media, with many pointing out that her xenophobic and racist views have no place in the Republican party. Others noted that the Republican party was founded on the ideals of freedom, liberty and inclusivity, and that Coulter’s rhetoric does not reflect those values.
The comments also sparked a conversation about the importance of fighting against racism and xenophobia and for a more inclusive society. As one Twitter user put it, “It is our responsibility to stand up to racism and xenophobia in all its forms, no matter who is the target.”