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Ann Coulter Faces Backlash for Calling DNC Speaker Khizr Khan ‘an Angry Muslim With a Thick Accent’

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Ann Coulter speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC.MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Ann Coulter caused an outcry on Thursday, July 28, after she tweeted an insulting message about Khizr Khan, the father of Muslim U.S. war hero Captain Humayun Khan, as he spoke at the Democratic National Convention.

“Hillary Clinton was right when she called my son the best of America,” Khan said, attacking Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America. Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims. He disrespects other minorities, women, judges and even his own party leadership. Donald Trump loves to build walls and ban us from this country.”

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Khizr Khan addresses delegates on the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016, in Philadelphia. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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Then, addressing Trump directly, Khan demanded, “Let me ask you, have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. … You have sacrificed nothing!”

Coulter took Khan’s speech as a cue to add her two cents to the conversation. The controversial 54-year-old commentator didn’t waste any time composing a series of tweets insulting Hillary Clinton, Khan and Muslims as Khan continued his moving speech about his son, who died while saving 10 of his fellow soldiers in Iraq in 2004.

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“You know what this convention really needed?” she wrote Thursday night in the middle of Khan’s speech. “An angry Muslim with a thick accent like Fareed Zacaria.”

The man Coulter was attempting to reference is respected Indian-American journalist Fareed Zakaria (Coulter misspelled his name), who holds positions at CNN, The Washington Post and The Atlantic.

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Twitter users quickly took to social media to express their disgust at Coulter’s insulting words.

Coulter, who has not been shy about her support for Clinton’s rival, Republican presidential nominee Trump, didn’t back down from her Twitter tirade, however.

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