Earlier this week, conservative commentator Ann Coulter offered her explanation for using the word “retard” to describe President Barack Obama. And on Friday night’s broadcast of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” in an appearance to promote her book “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama,” Coulter was pushed to reiterate that defense by host Piers Morgan.
But Morgan segued into a commercial break by suggesting Coulter “calm down” after she began her response.
MORGAN: Let’s take another break. Let you calm down a bit.
COULTER: Oh, yes. I think you could move on to a better subject.
MORGAN: It’s an interesting subject.
COULTER: No, it isn’t.
Coulter apparently took issue with that, and during commercial she called Morgan a “sexist misogynist pig.” When the show returned from the commercial break, Coulter explained her charge.