Conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter on Monday night joined the conservative freak out about First Lady Michelle Obama’s recent university commencement speech that touched on race in America.
Coulter appeared on the Fox News show “Hannity” and criticized Obama’s speech, saying America has done “enough” to make up for slavery and that the first lady was “crying racism” by discussing challenges faced by black Americans.
Obama opened up about race during her speech Saturday to graduates of Tuskegee University in Alabama. She said that she and the President faced their own difficulties before coming to the White House and told students to expect “daily slights” and prejudice.
Coulter started her “Hannity” appearance by commending the other guests for their analysis of Obama’s commencement speech.
“But now we’re going to get the black perspective on this,” Coulter said.
“Is that yours?” host Sean Hannity asked. “With the blonde hair? Okay.”
Coulter launched into a rant that included a reference to something she described as the “predator class,” which, she said, “mostly is attacking hardworking black people with jobs.” She did not explain what she meant by those things.
“Yes, America does owe black America for slavery, for the Democratic policies of Jim Crow,” Coulter said. “I think we’ve — we’re making it up now. When, you know, you’re getting admitted to Princeton when you can’t read, is that enough yet?”
It’s unclear what Coulter’s reference to Princeton was about. On Tuesday morning, another conservative commentator took to Fox News to say that the first lady, who graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School, was the beneficiary of “affirmative action” by attending the former.
On “Hannity,” the host scoffed at the Princeton reference, telling Coulter that people have to be able to read to get into the university. But Coulter continued her rant.
“Oh my gosh, this nonsense about, ‘Oh, so many blacks are in prison.’ Well, how did they get there?” Coulter said.
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