Ann Coulter harshly criticizes Haley's response, says Trump should 'deport' her

Ann Coulter harshly criticizes Haley's response, says Trump should 'deport' her

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Conservative pundit Ann Coulter harshly criticized South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's response to the State of the Union address on Tuesday night on Twitter.

Trump, the front-runner for the South Carolina Republican Party Primary, has largely banked his campaign on banning all Muslims coming to the United States "until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on" in regard to terrorism and the threat of ISIS.

Haley, meanwhile, was complimentary of the nation's continued immigration promises while asking for the issues to be fixed.

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"We must fix our broken immigration system," Haley said. "That means stopping illegal immigration. And it means welcoming properly vetted legal immigrants, regardless of their race or religion. Just like we have for centuries."

Coulter condemned those remarks in particular.

Coulter also denounced Haley's call for Republican presidential candidates to tone down the rhetoric.

Haley received mixed to positive reviews from national pundits on her response.

When asked about the criticism in an interview on NBC Today Wednesday, Haley responded:

"A lot of what we're trying to do is say those angriest voices are not helpful. We have citizens who are law-abiding, who love our traditions, who do everything to be productive citizens in America. They should feel welcome in this country. I am not saying that I believe in illegal immigration. I don't...but I do want us to be more inclusive and understand the reason that this country is so great is because of the fabric of America's immigrants -- legal immigrants."

When asked if her comments were directed toward GOP candidate Donald Trump, Haley said:

"He was one of them...There's other people in the media. There's people in my state. I think we're seeing it across the country. But, yes, Mr. Trump has contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk."

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