Conservative pundit and provocateur Ann Coulter once again drew Twitter's ire on Wednesday, August 26, when she wished 17-year-old shooter Kyle Rittenhouse, who just killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was her President.
This goes beyond being provocateurs. Ann Coulter, Tucker Carlson and Fox News are encouraging Americans to murder o… https://t.co/517R6UNjqE— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts)1598536174.0
Coulter's post was removed from Twitter shortly thereafter, but not before it had been screen captured and shared widely.
Dear Ann Coulter, Your current president kills far more people than a 17-year-old white nationalist with an AR-15.… https://t.co/GLb4jviueM— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern)1598532321.0
How the hell can Ann Coulter and Tucker Carlson sit there with a straight face and condone murder. Cause they have… https://t.co/9KR5b3hNOn— Timothy M. Nolan (#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor) (@Timothy M. Nolan (#JusticeForBreonnaTaylor))1598538034.0
Don’t ask why radicalized white teenage boys like Dylan Roof or Kyle Rittenhouse are the most dangerous people in… https://t.co/q7YdduElMW— Frederick Joseph (@Frederick Joseph)1598539857.0
Many suspected the entire point of Coulter's tweet was to enrage liberals, who usually take a pretty dim view of murder.
If I tweeted exactly what I think of Ann Coulter & this tweet I'd probably be banned from the entire internet… https://t.co/GUk6rU59iM— The Honorable Tara Dublin #BidenHarris2020 (@The Honorable Tara Dublin #BidenHarris2020)1598546876.0
Well, Ann Coulter did want a rapist as President, so a murderer is just the next logical step.— Santiago Mayer (@Santiago Mayer)1598533984.0
A vigilante killer just ended the lives of two protesters, and Ann Coulter wants him as our president. That’s pure… https://t.co/LNxUDXlRjS— Amish PornStar™ (@Amish PornStar™)1598538144.0
Violence should never be celebrated, especially when it needlessly takes innocent lives.
This is what we’re up against. https://t.co/mbgDVQu5z1— Joshua Potash (@Joshua Potash)1598543449.0
Ann Coulter is Ann Coulter, she will never, ever, be anything else. And why should she? Her brand of bitter fou… https://t.co/9sNJzF5aH9— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle)1598534705.0
I feel like this is a good time to mention that I was once suspended from Twitter for calling Ann Coulter a Nazi. https://t.co/yrAfjGHgHb— The Volatile Mermaid (@The Volatile Mermaid)1598526508.0
Though Coulter's tweet fit right into her usual pattern of behavior, people still found her support for an arrested murderer shocking.
#AnnCoulter is garbage! Straight trash! https://t.co/qlbJbwEWzN— PROTECTBLACKWOMEN🐘 (@PROTECTBLACKWOMEN🐘)1598539828.0
Imagine needing @AnnCoulter to prove that you're not the evil twin. https://t.co/9cu0rNbanD— Miriam—What Doesn't Kill Me Makes MeStranger—Solon (@Miriam—What Doesn't Kill Me Makes MeStranger—Solon)1598539479.0
Many on Twitter reported Coulter's tweet, which may have been what lead to its removal.
In case @AnnCoulter deletes it, here’s the tweet. Please report this vile woman & her vile tweet. @jack &… https://t.co/vixUgTchOP— yvette nicole brown (@yvette nicole brown)1598530291.0
With a gun violence epidemic continuing to affect America, shooters should be denounced by public figures like Coulter, not encouraged with kind words.