Things You Didn't Know About Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter has been spewing outlandish rhetoric for more than two decades. After getting her start as a Senate aide and doing legal work on a sexual harassment case against former President Bill Clinton in 1998, she seemed to realize that the more sensational her statements, the more attention she attracted and the more books she sold. Coulter has been called racist, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic, but here are a few things you might not know about America's "Fascist Barbie."

She criticized women who lost their husbands in 9/11

When Coulter appeared on the Today show in 2006, Matt Lauer asked her about some comments she made in her 2006 book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism. When discussing women who'd lost their husbands in the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Coulter wrote, "I've never seen people enjoy their husbands deaths so much." She also referred to the women as "witches" and "harpies," for speaking out against the Bush and Clinton administrations for their handling of terrorist threats. "These self-obsessed women seem genuinely unaware that 9/11 was an attack on our nation and acted as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them," she wrote.

Many found Coulter's comments to be deeply offensive, and some of the aforementioned "women" responded to Coulter by issuing a statement that read: "Contrary to Ms. Coulter's statements, there was no joy in watching men that we loved burn alive. There was no happiness in telling our children that their fathers were never coming home again. It is in their honor and memory that we will once again refocus the nation's attention to the real issues at hand: our lack of security, leadership, and progress in the five years since 9/11."

She believes women should not vote

Coulter has repeatedly said that women shouldn't be allowed to vote, and if they'd never been able to vote, we would never have had a Democratic president. She doubled down on these comments in 2015 on Gavin McInnes' Free Speech radio show. Coulter told McInnes, "Women should not have the right to vote" because they are allegedly fueling the liberal agenda. She added, "We can still write books! We can run for office." She continued to rant about women not voting in her book, In Trump We Trustwriting: "It would be a much better country if women did not vote, that is simply a fact."

She thinks other cultures are 'deficient'

Coulter has always taken a hard anti-immigration stance, apparently because she views other cultures as "deficient" compared to the United States. "We are bringing in cultures where child rape is the norm," she told news anchor Jorge Ramos in 2015, "where honor killings are the norm, where there's no concept of litter. Our national parks are being overrun. If you don't want to be killed by ISIS, don't go to Syria. If you don't want to be killed by a Mexican, I don't know what to tell you."

Taking it a step further, Coulter said she believes U.S. media intentionally covers up or hides the involvement of immigrants in murder and rape stories. "It's 'spot the immigrant' in this or that heinous crime story," she told Fox's Megyn Kelly. In addition, Coulter blames the Immigration Act of 1965 for changing the demographics of the United States, bringing in more people dependent on the government as a means to bolster support for the Democratic party.

She doesn't believe in citizenship for the disabled

While Coulter has been anti-immigration across the board, she especially doesn't support immigrants who are disabled. In 2015, Coulter said she doesn't support granting citizenship to immigrants who have disabilities, such as the blind. "We're not running an international charity here," she said on a conservative talk show. "It's insane for any country not to be using its immigration policy to bring in people who are better than us, not people who are instantly going to need taxpayer assistance. We have our own poor people." She went on to show her disrespect for disabled people in her book In Trump We Trust by repeatedly using the word "retard."

She's disliked by both the Right and the Left

When the then-Republican Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, said the United States should admit properly vetted illegal aliens, Coulter took to Twitter (via The Huffington Post) and earned the disdain of not only Democrats, but her own party, by ranting against Muslims and suggesting Haley be deported. Kimberly Ross, a contributor to the conservative RedState, said, "[Coulter] is completely incapable of making a positive impact on the things which matter most. She isn't a role model for conservatism or conservative women. For that, look to Governor Nikki Haley."

She bails on interviews that aren't in her favor

Ann Coulter was supposed to appear on Chelsea Handler's Netflix show, Chelsea, in September 2016, but she canceled last minute, "emailing in sick." Handler was understandably disappointed, not only because she wanted to confront Coulter about her incendiary book, In Trump We Trust, but also because she had read Coulter's horrible book for no reason. In lieu of the Coulter interview, Handler brought on comedian Fortune Feimster to play Coulter's body double. The resulting segment was hilarious. They talked about Coulter's views on things such as making torture a spectator sport ("I'd watch," Coulter reportedly wrote), and her views on the environment ("The earth is yours, take it, rape it," she reportedly wrote.) Perhaps Handler and Coulter can pow wow another time, when Coulter's feeling better.

She compared Marco Rubio to a rapist

Minutes after Marco Rubio dropped out of the presidential race, Coulter fired off a tweet comparing the Florida Senator to a rapist. She wrote that Rubio blaming voters for his loss was like a rapist complaining that girls don't like him.

Again, Coulter is not afraid of pissing off everyone, including her own party. In 1998 she told the Washington Post, "You want to be careful not to become just a blowhard." Apparently she's not following her own advice.

She called for more violence at Trump rallies

It's a mystery why one of the most despised women in the world would want to call for more violence, but Coulter seemingly did. When a Trump rally in Chicago was canceled due to increasing violence at similar events, Sen. Bernie Sanders said during a televised town hall (via The Hill), "We've got to put an end to this. Trump has got to get on the TV and tell his supporters that violence in the political process in America is not acceptable. End of discussion." 

Coulter decided to take another approach and incite even more violence at the rallies. She tweeted that she felt Trump supporters should be more violent, and suggested the violent offenders were just exhibiting "manly temper."

She can't take (or make) a joke

Coulter shouldn't quit her day job — whatever that is. On Comedy Central's August 2016 Roast of Rob Lowe, Coulter bombed hard, maybe even worse than Jersey Shore's "The Situation" did five years prior.

Mike Lawrence, a writer for the show who was assigned to help Coulter write her jokes, said that she rejected the lines he wrote for her. "She does not understand humor or joy," Lawrence said in a Facebook Live segment about the roast. Some of the rejected jokes reportedly included, "Peyton Manning [a fellow roaster on the show] is a model citizen and his forehead is a model for the wall that Trump's going to put between the U.S. and Mexico," and "Rob Lowe is like America: he hasn't been great since Reagan was president and unemployment is becoming more and more of a problem for him." Instead, Coulter opted for jokes like this, and no one laughed.

Fortunately, the rest of the celebrities that night came prepared, and the resulting roast of Coulter was beautiful. She didn't laugh, or even move her face, once.