Coulter Calls US-Born Nikki Haley An ‘Immigrant’ Who Doesn’t Get History

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June 24, 2015 6:56 a.m.

Conservative author Ann Coulter claimed on Tuesday that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) has a poor grasp on American history as “an immigrant,” even though Haley was born in the U.S.

During an appearance with Kennedy on Fox Business Network, Coulter said that the deadly shooting at a history black church in Charleston “had nothing to do with the Confederate flag.” And she lamented that that Americans do not understand the history of the Confederate flag.

She then said that many media outlets, such as MSNBC, got the flag’s history in South Carolina wrong, noting that the flag first went up at the capitol in 1962 under a Democratic governor and legislature to mark the 100th anniversary of the Civil War.

Coulter then took a shot at South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), who on Monday called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds.

“I’m appalled by –– though, I really like to like Nikki Haley since she is a Republican. On the other hand, she is an immigrant and does not understand America’s history,” Coulter said.

“You think immigrants can’t understand the history?” Kennedy asked.

“Well, she doesn’t!” Coulter replied.

Haley was born in Bamberg, S.C., but her parents are Indian immigrants, according to the governor’s biography.

Watch the clip via Mediaite:

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