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Author and commentator Ann Coulter, known for her provocative statements, appeared on FOX News' "Hannity" on Monday evening. During her pre-election analysis, she made a controversial claim -- that Americans are heritant to speak out against President Barack Obama, because they are afraid of being viewed as "racist."
Coulter derided Obama, telling Hannity that the president has had a negative impact on the economy during his first term and that he has spent the bulk of his time campaigning. The commentator took aim at the stimulus and Obamacare, among other related policies. As for Romney, she issued much more favorable statements.
"The more people see of Mitt Romney, the more they like him," she said.
However, when it came to her assessment of Romney's ability to win the states, the conversation turned to race. Mediaite has a recap of the dialogue between Coulter and Hannity:
“You got the Bradley effect, when you have a white man running against a black man,” Coulter started, with Hannity interjecting to ask, “You really believe that?”
“More now than ever before,” Coulter replied. “Americans are afraid to say they are voting against Obama because they'll be accused of racism. That is the point by the entire NFM [Non-Fox Media].”
“The polls over-predict a victory for a black candidate,” she asserted.
Watch the video, below: