Ann Coulter said her initial support of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for the Republican presidential nomination was like an ill-advised fling with a biker, but that she returned to make the “responsible choice” with Mitt Romney.
“Briefly I admit I ran off with a biker, I supported Chris Christie, I came back to the responsible choice,” Coulter told Bill Maher on his HBO show “Real Time” Friday.
Asked about Romney’s move “so far to the middle” for the general election, Coulter said that wasn’t true and that he “flipped on one issue his entire life and he flipped in my direction and I’m happy about it…abortion.”
When an astonished Maher insisted Romney had changed positions on many other issues, Coulter blamed MSNBC for his confusion.
“You’re watching MSNBC and I would not trust them to give you the truth,” she said. “That’s why you don’t know what Mitt Romney believes. The motto of MSNBC is ‘in other words’ and they’ll tell you what they think Romney believes. That’s why people liked him so much in the debates because they saw him and he said the same thing.”
Coulter had joined Maher to discuss her latest book, “Mugged:Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama.” Maher read a series of statements and asked her to explain them, including: “You cannot transform the Negro into anything one-tenth as useful or as good as what slavery enables them to be.”
“I — that’s not me,” Coulter said.
“No, that’s Jefferson Davis, you’re right, I’m so sorry, I mixed that up,” Maher said, referring to the president of the confederacy during the Civil War.
Coulter said it’s conservatives who are often the targets of racism from liberals, pointing to attacks on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, congressional candidate Mia Love and actress Stacey Dash.
“Liberals are very racist,” she said. “If you want to see racism in America present them with a conservative black person then you will hear actual racist terms, not words like ‘apartment,’ which Chris Matthews has now designated racist.”