Conservative commentator Ann Coulter trolled over Trump ‘landslide’ claim
Coulter sparked a Twitter storm when she posted: "If only people with at least 4 grandparents born in America were voting, Trump would win a 50-state landslide.”
If only people with at least 4 grandparents born in America were voting, Trump would win in a 50-state landslide.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 8, 2016
People were quick to point out that none of Trump's grandparents were born in the US and indeed his own mother was born in Scotland. Therefore he and his children wouldn’t be able to vote.
@AnnCoulter None of Trump's four grandparents were born in the US. Two in Germany, two in UK. A nation of immigrants!— Doyle McManus (@DoyleMcManus) November 8, 2016
But then Trump couldn't run, since his mom and paternal grandparents weren't born in the US. So, um, yeah. https://t.co/7Uxwnuqk0Q— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 8, 2016
When faced with these inconvenient facts the right-wing commentator, who wrote a book titled ‘In Trump We Trust’, dismissed them as irrelevant and attacked people for not noticing the “blinding truth” of her statement.
So what? You are like "Politifact," citing irrelevancies as if they detract from blinding truth of my statement. https://t.co/8RHCSspnpa— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 8, 2016
“Ann Coulter” trended on Twitter in the US as people reacted to her post.
As well as the obvious fact which would prevent Trump from voting, numerous other Twitter users claimed Coulter’s suggestion had echoes to Nazi Germany’s Mischling Test.
The rule defined a person as racially ‘mixed’ if they had one Jewish grandparent and ‘Jewish’ if they had three or four grandparents from that background.