Ann Coulter has never been one of John McCain’s biggest fans. During the run for the election of 2008, the conservative commentator said that she would vote for Hillary Clinton before she voted for the Arizona senator.
Coulter was in the middle of discussing why she preferred conservative principles to consistency on MSNBC’S Morning Joe program when her audio cut in and out for about 13 seconds, according to Politico.
When the sound came back, Coulter was heard asking others on the show, “What did I say? Oh, douchebag.” Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough said to blur out the segment.
According to the New York Daily News, Scarborough went on Twitter later to defend the Arizona senator. He wrote: "John McCain is a great American hero. All of us on Morning Joe thank him for his service to America. He is a great man."
When Coulter was a bit more civil in making her point, she said, according to azcentral.com, "Consistency is not a great thing, and especially someone like John McCain who consistently annoyed conservatives, and claimed he was courageous by attacking conservatives and getting good press in the New York Times."
McCain’s daughter Meghan has her own opinion on Ann Coulter, and didn’t hold back in 2009. According to the New York Daily News, she said, “Ann Coulter is a nasty, hate-spewing train wreck whose stature in the Republican Party is a recipe for disaster.”
Later, Coulter made an effort to clarify her statements later in a Twitter post. She wrote: "I didn't call McCain a douchebag. I said consistency is overrated because, for example, McCain was consistently a dickweed."
That should smooth things over.