Yesterday, we reported that Ann Coulter had refused to hug an illegal immigrant who asked for one during a recent event. Today, Coulter went even further and slammed the activist who had demanded a hug from her.
While sitting down for an interview with Jorge Ramos, Coulter was asked for a hug by immigration activist Gaby Pacheco. When Breitbart asked her about the exchange the next day, Coulter did not hold back.
“When I’m in charge of immigration (after our 10 year moratorium), I will not admit overweight girls,” Coulter wrote in an email.
Coulter also discussed the exchange with Sean Hannity on Thursday. When Pacheco originally asked for a hug, Coulter tried to deflect it by saying she was still recovering from the “worst flu” she had ever had. She later joked to Hannity that Pacheco just wanted the headline, “Ann Coulter infects illegal alien.”
Getting serious, Coulter went on to tell Hannity that Pacheco’s question did not get nearly as much attention as her hug exchange did. According to Mediaite, Pacheco asked Coulter about how to reconcile “hate speech” with the First Amendment.
“She proceeded to inform that there are two kinds of speech, one is ‘free speech’ and one is ‘hate speech.’” Coulter said. “And I explained to her the long Anglo-Saxon tradition of free speech and the idea that in the whirlwind and competition of ideas, the truth will emerge and how we’re going to be losing this the more cultures we bring in [to America] who think there are two different categories here.”
“Do not police my speech!” Coulter said, addressing those who object to her use of the term “illegal immigrant.” “Screw you! I’ll use which words I want. Do not tell me not to call an illegal act illegal. It is illegal. That’s what I mean when I say illegal.”
This refers to the Associated Press’s decision to drop the term “illegal immigrant” from their stylebook two years ago.
“The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term ‘illegal immigrant’ or the use of ‘illegal’ to describe a person,” the AP’s Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll said at the time. “Instead, it tells users that ‘illegal’ should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally.”
Coulter, however, isn’t having any of it.
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