Ann Coulter tweeted her defense for Robert De Niro on Tuesday after the actor came under criticism for a joke he quipped at a fundraiser for First Lady Michelle Obama.
De Niro kicked off a New York City fundraiser in support of the First Lady Monday night by joking about the wives of the GOP candidates. “Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney,” De Niro said. “Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”
GOP candidate Newt Gingrich condemned De Niro’s joke, calling it “utterly and totally inexcusable.” Because the satirical remark was made at a fundraising event for the First Lady, Gingrich demanded an apology from President Obama, stating that he should be held “accountable.”
The First Lady’s campaign press secretary Olivia Alair did not apologize but called the joke “inappropriate.”
Coulter, on the other hand, felt differently. “Can we please stop the fake ‘offended’ routine? Pls explain what was allegedly offensive about DeNiro’s joke,” she tweeted.
Coulter staunchly supports GOP candidate Mitt Romney and has railed against Gingrich in the past. She also previously defended individuals who Gingrich publicly criticized. When Gingrich attacked CNN’s John King during a GOP primary debate, Coulter defended King during her an appearance on Fox News.
by Rebecca Shapiro