Ann Coulter Weighs In On Bush Funeral With Bold Tweet

Ann Coulter, the ever-controversial political commentator, tweeted out a harsh post regarding the late President George H.W. Bush's funeral and the future deaths of other former leaders.

The 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, passed away on Nov. 30, 2018, when he was 94 years old. Soon afterwards, Bush's well-known family and many high-ranking officials paid their respects at his funeral at Washington D.C.'s National Cathedral on Dec. 5. Among those in attendance were President Donald Trump and Melania Trump, as well as President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, and Rosalyn Carter.

And though Ann Coulter reportedly wasn't present as Bush's legacy was honored following his passing, she apparently had had enough of the whole affair. "Inasmuch as presidential funerals are turning in month-long affairs, could we roll the Carter and Clinton funerals into one?" she tweeted out on the day of Bush's funeral, simultaneously criticizing people's time spent mourning Bush and harshly belittling Presidents Carter and Clinton's influence on the United States.

But Coulter wasn't done with just that one tweet. She also added, "A Saturday would be best for me and it would be great if we could get it wrapped up by 4pm."

As could be expected, many people were pretty peeved by Coulter's tweets. "Not in the best taste," one Twitter user replied to Coulter's posts. Another person tweeted to Coulter, "As a Conservative Republican, I find this tweet reprehensible, even for you," adding, "But I get it, you need to sell books and try to stay relevant in some way. Being [bat] crazy blonde has worked thus far. But try something new, will ya!?!?"

Other Twitter users simply told Coulter that, if she didn't want to see coverage of Bush's funeral, she could have just turned off her television or just changed the channel. After all, no one was forcing her to watch it.

Even one self-professed fan of Coulter's couldn't abide by her tweet. "I always stand up for you, but I can't here," the Twitter user wrote in response to her tweets, noting, "You are better than that." That tweet prompted many others to predictably write something along the lines of, "No, she's not better than that."

Ann Coulter is, of course, no stranger to controversy. In fact, she seems to straight-up spark it wherever she goes. For instance, in her 2006 book Godless: The Church of Liberalism, Coulter called the women who'd lost their husbands to 9/11 "witches" and "harpies," as reported by the ABC News show. She wrote, "I've never seen people enjoy their husbands' deaths so much."

In 2015, she shared her belief that women should not vote. In her book In Trump We Trust, she reportedly wrote, "It would be a much better country if women did not vote, that is simply a fact" (via Netflix's Chelsea).

Surprisingly, Ann Coulter's not the only person to have made headlines regarding President George H.W. Bush's funeral. President Donald Trump also made the news, as, though he shook President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama's hands, he did not offer to shake the hands of the Clintons or the Carters. Besides his apparent decision to largely ignore the Clintons and Carters, there appeared to be an "icy" atmosphere in the pew where all the living presidents, except for President George W. Bush, sat with their wives. According to The Washington Post, neither the Clintons nor the Carters made eye contact with Trump during the funeral.

This was likely due to Trump's previous behavior, as he's publicly bashed the people he was seated with in the past. However, despite Trump's well-known bullying of others and his absence at former First Lady Barbara Bush's April 2018 funeral, President George H.W. Bush was said to have requested that the sitting United States president attend his funeral.

As reported by The Washington Post, in making his last wishes that Trump attend his funeral known, Bush "put the dignity of the office and, by extension, the nation's dignity, above all."

Bush was laid to rest on Thursday, Dec. 6. His body was buried at his presidential library at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, according to Time.