Coulter asks if Sanders supporters were 'gassed'

Conservative political pundit Ann Coulter under fire for asking on Twitter if Clinton had Bernie Sanders supporters gassed.

Ben Ariel,

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Ann Coulter
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Conservative political pundit Ann Coulter is under fire for tweeting, after Hillary Clinton was nominated as the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, "Where are the Bernie supporters tonight? Did Hillary have them gassed?"

Coulter was slammed for her choice of image in the Twitter post on Tuesday night during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, JTA reported Wednesday.

"What a disgusting tweet. I didn't survive 57 gassings in Dachau only to face this virulent anti-semitism [sic] in 2016," was one reply.

"Deliberate choice of words. Antisemitism gets the sick attention this narcissist seeks," said another reply.

This is not the first time that Coulter has created controversy with comments against Jews.

In September of 2015, Coulter was apparently angered over the Republican presidential candidates' outspoken support for the State of Israel, and tweeted, among other things, "How many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?"

She later claimed her rant was "misunderstood," but also dug herself a deeper hole by taking a shot at Evangelical Christians.

"I could say the same thing about Evangelicals," she said. "Who are you pandering to? A lot of it is to Sheldon Adelson and the Evangelicals…this kind of suck-uppery is humiliating.”

"There is no doubt that the Republican Party is the party of Israel and of Life," she added. "So why keep sucking up on Israel?”

Even before her attempted explanations, Coulter's remarks sparked a stream of support from anti-Semites, including Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.




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