What Ann Coulter Just Said Made White Nationalists Lose Their Minds

What Ann Coulter Just Said Made White Nationalists Lose Their Minds

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter can’t seem to resist stirring up trouble, and she did it again Thursday by posting a cryptic tweet Thursday that some white supremacists construed as a reference to one of their favorite slogans, The Huffington Post reports. 

Ann Coulter Is At It Again

What did she post? Well, this:

What turned the racist bigots all squirrelly?

This Twitter user explains it pretty well:

As Jollett mentioned, “14” was coined by David Lane, who was a member of the white supremacist group The Order, who were creepy in the extreme.

And others couldn’t resist joining in:

But that “14!” went over big with the Ku Klux Klan fans, who responded over and over again with “88,” another one of Lane’s obscure references to his “88 Precepts,” a group of statements on what he calls “natural law.” Some tweeted things like this:

And this:

And according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 88 is frequently used by these people because H is the eighth letter of the alphabet and 88 stands for “Heil Hitler.”

Related: Twitter Reacts To Ann Coulter Flirting With White Supremacy

By now, Coulter was apparently  trying to cover her tracks, trying to claim she was referring to how many days remained until Obama left office. Now, some people on Twitter, tried to figure this out mathematically, but were wrong, so why should Ann Coulter be special? She was wrong too:

And this:

But even the GOP and Laura Ingraham figured out that Obama had 15 days left in his presidency.

The New York Daily News notes that Coulter has written a number of controversial books—including “In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome,” in 2016, and “Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Country Into A Third World Hell Hole.” The books extolled Trump’s anti-immigration policies.

It’s difficult to really know whether Coulter was celebrating white supremacy with these tweets, but Coulter seems to seek out controversy often.

 

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