Posted on May 9, 2024

Ann Coulter Says She Didn’t Vote for Vivek Ramaswamy ‘Because You’re an Indian’

Diana Glebova, New York Post, May 9, 2024

Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter recently told former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy that she would not back him for the GOP nomination because “you’re an Indian.”

Coulter, 62, made the shocking remark on a podcast Ramaswamy released Wednesday, on which the two spoke about nationalism and the basis of American identity.

“I agreed with many many things you said during — in fact, probably more than most other candidates — when you were running for president, but I still would not have voted for you, because you’re an Indian,” she said.

Coulter then doubled down by saying she would only vote for presidential candidates who are WASPs — White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.

“There is a core national identity that is the identity of the WASP,” she said, “and that doesn’t mean we can’t take anyone else in, a Sri Lankan, or a Japanese, or an Indian, but the core around which the nation’s values are formed is the WASP.”

“We’ve never had a president who didn’t have at least partial English ancestry,” Coulter continued, adding that if any of Ramaswamy’s children married a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), she would “definitely vote for them for president.”