Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has come under fire for launching a racist rant against new Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley.
Coulter made several xenophobic remarks about Haley, the former governor of South Carolina who was born in the United States to Indian immigrant parents, on the podcast “The Mark Simone Show” this week. “Why don’t you return to your home country?” Coulter explained.
Coulter, known for her racist and anti-immigrant views, also attacked India.
“Her candidature reminded me that I need to immigrate to India so that I can demand that they start erasing parts of their history,” she explained. “What’s the deal with cow worship? They’re all hungry over there. Did you know they have a rat temple where rats are worshipped?”
Haley did not respond to an interview request.
Coulter also referred to Haley as a “bimbo” and a “preposterous creature” for advocating for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse following the 2015 shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
“This is my country,” she explained. “I’m not an American Indian, and I don’t agree with them demolishing all the monuments.”
Haley announced her candidature on Tuesday, becoming the first Republican opponent for former President Donald Trump, a supporter of whom Coulter has been vocal.