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Ann Coulter takes a swipe at Nikki Haley in defense of Trump


While defending Donald Trump’s controversial comments this week about the Gold Star family of a Muslim American soldier, conservative writer Ann Coulter turned her fire on a seemingly unrelated target – S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley.

In a column on the controversy surrounding Trump and the Khan family, Coulter argues that Muslims like the late U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan make up a small percentage of American casualties since Sept. 11.

“Muslim troops accounted for 0.2 percent of all U.S. troop deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,” she wrote. “Southerners accounted for 38 percent of those killed in Iraq and 47 percent in Afghanistan.

“What has South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley ‘sacrificed’ compared to the families of these men?,” Coulter said of the governor, whose husband Michael Haley has deployed to Afghanistan with the S.C. National Guard during Haley’s time in office.

Coulter then shifts to a call to put the Confederate battle flag back on display at the S.C. State House.

“How about Nikki put their flag back up?” she writes. “The Confederate flag won’t lead to thousands of dead and maimed Americans, as Muslim immigration does. The only danger posed by the Confederate flag is that media elites will hold the South in even greater contempt than they already do, assuming that’s possible.”

For more of Coulter’s column, go here.