Ann Coulter on Accused Double Murderer in Wisconsin: ‘I Want Him As My President’
Ann Coulter has caused outrage and condemnation after tweeting that she wanted an accused double murderer as president. The conservative provocateur sent the tweet about Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old who’s been arrested over two killings in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Coulter retweeted a tweet on Wednesday that said “I want Kyle Rittenhouse as my bodyguard” and added her own commentary: “I want him as my president.”
I want him as my president. https://t.co/qbiSeXcXL6
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 26, 2020
Coulter’s comment drew instant condemnation and expressions of disgust, along with accusations that she was justifying the two deaths, which are being treated as murders, and which some have linked to Rittenhouse’s political beliefs, including his support for President Donald Trump.
“Cool job you have, Ann. How do you describe it to normal humans? Public menace? Race-baiter? Hate troller?” asked Condé Nast Legal Affairs Editor Luke Zaleski.
Cool job you have, Ann. How do you describe it to normal humans? Public menace? Race-baiter? Hate troller?
— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) August 27, 2020
“This is pure evil,” another Twitter user noted.
This is pure evil. https://t.co/L3HrvBGVFf
— Dave of Doom (@geeksofdoom) August 27, 2020
Criticism continues to pour in for Coulter, who’s been an unapologetic conservative contrarian in the past and is unlikely to back down.