Conservative pundit Ann Coulter was promoting her new book "Adios, America" today on TV when she was asked for a hug by undocumented immigrant and activist Gaby Pacheco.
Coulter was doing an interview with Fusion TV host Jorge Ramos when the awkward moment occurred (video below).
Coulter first turned down Pacheco by saying she was getting over "the worst flu I've ever had," noted Mediate.com.
Pacheco replied, "This undocumented immigrant who has lived in this nation for almost 22 years wants to, as a sign of my humanity and yours, recognize you and say, 'Can I give you a hug?'"
Coulter fired back, "No, let’s get on with the question."
Later, during the interview, Ramos asked Coulter about her quote: "Americans should fear immigrants more than ISIS.”
Coulter stood by her words, but Ramos told her that most immigrants are not terrorists or criminals.
Coulter answered, "I have a little tip. If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria. If you don’t want to be killed by a Mexican, there’s nothing I can tell you."
Ramos asked Coulter if there are people who are "biologically predisposed to commit crimes."
In response, Coulter slammed Mexico and praised the U.S.:
No, I think there are cultures that are obviously deficient. And if they weren't deficient, you wouldn't be sitting in America interviewing me, I'd be sitting in Mexico. You fled that culture. Because it is, there are a lot of problems with that culture. Hopefully it can be changed, but we can share our culture with other nations without bringing all of their people here.
Coulter then listed numerous problems that she claimed other cultures had, and added:
America is about, it is the best in the world and we are about to lose it, and everyone who lives here is going to lose that. The people who are going to suffer the most are the weak ones, it's the women, it's the children, it's the animals, it's the plants. No country has ever had the sort of respect for women that Anglo America does and that is going out the door.
America is the only developed country that does not guarantee women paid maternity leave, The Guardian reported in 2014.