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Ann Coulter addresses a crowd at Politicon in Los Angeles; October 10, 2015. The best-selling conservative author and emphatically endorsed Donald Trump, whose promises to crack down on immigration has taken some talking points from one of her books. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Ann Coulter remembers the moment when she decided to support Donald Trump. It was during his presidential campaign announcement, or, as she affectionately called in an online forum on Thursday “The Mexican rapists speech.” When 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney made a televised address attacking Trump this morning, Coulter did what she does best. She went on the offensive, or to put it another way, she got offensive. Romney’s father, who is Mormon, was born to American parents in Mexico. He still has relatives on the other side of the border.

“Romney's just mad because his father was a Mexican,” Coulter tweeted during Romney’s speech, adding “Romney cites Reagan & Goldwater to attack Trump. Romney BRAGGED about his dad not supporting Goldwater” a few minutes later.

Coulter is the author of ¡Adios America!: The Left’s Plan To Turn Our Country Into A Third World Hellhole. Writing that immigration is not a country of immigrants but rather Anglo-Saxon and dutch settlers, Coulter has compared pro-immigrant policies in predominantly white countries to self-injecting hepatitis C. Her book has undoubtedly influenced Trump’s immigration platform. Trump has cribbed lines directly from Adios America. Coulter has spoken at at least of Trump’s campaign rallies.

Shortly after Romney’s speech, Coulter participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) forum, where told a questioner in the forum that Trump could unite the party despite Romney’s attacks.

“I don't think Trump lost one vote with Romney's speech today and may have picked up a few, though I'm sure it gave a warm feeling of self-righteousness to people who already hate Trump,” she wrote.

Coulter also suggested Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to Reddit users as a potential Trump pick for Vice-President. A vehement opponent of immigration, Kobach endorsed Trump last week. Coulter did not lament endorsing Romney in 2012, or calling for him to run in 2014 and early in 2015.

“It makes me sad [that Romney attacked Trump]. He would have made a good Treasury Secretary, but now it terrifies me to think how he, too, probably would have sold us out on immigration, despite being strongest on it among the GOPs running in 2012.”

In 2012, Romney proposed a policy of “self-deportation” for the estimated 11 or 12 million immigrants in the U.S. without legal permission. Now Coulter and her anti-immigrant -- few of whom have Mexican fathers -- have found their aggressive anti-immigrant candidate.

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