Tuesday on Sean Hannity’s nationally syndicated radio show, conservative columnist and “In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!” author Ann Coulter offered her thoughts on accusations aimed at Stephen K. Bannon, President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor appointee, of an anti-Semite and a racist.
Coulter noted Trump had faced similar criticisms throughout the campaign and that coverage of the “alt-right” began upon Trump’s decision to run for the White House.
“We’ve just gone through 16 months with the media calling Trump ‘Hitler,’” she said. “I believe every single op-ed columnist at The New York Times at one point or another in past year has a brilliant think piece on the comparisons between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler. It didn’t work, so now they’re trying it with is aide. You know, I had never heard of, and I’m sure you haven’t, nobody had heard of this ‘alt-right until Donald Trump was running. But now having discovered these teenagers – they’re really leading the way in taunting the media and the liberals. And their position – I think they’re leading us the way out of this by just saying, ‘No, actually it is fun to be called a racist.’”
Coulter went on to add what she thought the appropriate response should be to those attacking Bannon.
“The only reaction to this nonsense – I don’t want to anyone going on TV and somberly telling us that Steve Bannon is not an anti-Semite, he is not a racist,” she added. “How about, ‘Screw you’?”
“I kind of like your attitude, Coulter,” Hannity replied.