Ann Coulter denied a hug to an immigration activist Tuesday during a question and answer session following an interview ahead of her upcoming new book.
"Can I give you a hug?" audience member Gaby Pacheco, who came to the U.S. illegally, asked Coulter.
"I wouldn't today. I'm recovering from the worst flu I've ever had," Coulter said before letting out a few audible coughs.
"It's okay," Pacheco pressed. "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?'"
"No, let's get on with the question," the conservative pundit said.
Coulter made news during her interview with Fusion when she doubled down on her remark that immigrants from Mexico pose a greater danger to America than the Islamic State terror group.
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