Conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt interviewed Ann Coulter on his show on Wednesday, and sparks flew between the two.
Hewitt asked Coulter if she really wanted Donald Trump to deport South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who is the daughter of Indian immigrants.
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter had earlier tweeted:
Trump should deport Nikki Haley.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 13, 2016
Coulter responded to Hewitt that it was a joke.
“But, Hugh, this is really unbelievable. I mean, people always say oh, there’s no Washington establishment. I used to say that when they said it about Mitt Romney, because he wasn’t Washington establishment. He had the toughest position on immigration until Donald Trump rose like a phoenix. But look at this. The Democratic president gives a speech last night, and the Republicans respond, and both speeches attack Donald Trump. And Nikki Haley going on an on about immigrants, and we need more immigrants, and anyone who’s willing to work should be allowed to emigrate here. Are they not seeing what’s happening with Donald Trump?”
After some additional talk about Haley, Hewitt started a new discussion. “We’re cross-talking now. But let me go back to the key thing,” Hewitt said. “I want to talk about Ted Cruz.”
Hewitt asked Coulter whether she believes Cruz is eligible to be president, and Coulter responded, “I’ve always thought he wasn’t natural born.”
She added that while Cruz is a United States citizen, “He’s not natural born. You cannot be natural born unless you are the child of an ambassador, or if we were in a monarchy, but we’re not, a child of the king himself.”
Hewitt pushed back by saying, “Ann, you can’t just make stuff…”
Coulter jumped in. “Ambassadors, I would assume, this is a case that hasn’t been ruled on, that the children of military, somebody serving in the military is natural born,” she said. “But other than that, not born on U.S. soil, you’re not natural born.”
Hewitt said, “Ann, and I respect that you hold this position forcefully, but would you acknowledge that you are a minority of about three?”
Coulter held firm. “The law is the law, and I don’t care how many people agree with me,” she said.
Hewitt stated, “It isn’t close to unclear. He’s absolutely a citizen.”
He closed the interview by saying, “it’s always a pleasure, talk to you soon.”