American right-wing commentator Ann Coulter has found someone who agrees with her anti-Semitic tweets: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Reacting to Wednesday night's Republican debate, Coulter was apparently angered over the candidates' outspoken support for the State of Israel, and tweeted, among other things, "How many f—ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?"
Coulter, who is a high-profile supporter of candidate Donald Trump, also sarcastically suggested candidate Mike Huckabee was "running for PM of Israel."
On Thursday, Iran’s Supreme Leader posted a tweet in which he appeared to agree with Coulter’s tweets, though he did not mention her by name.
“US govs put their people under Zionists custody.Isn’t it a shame that presidential candidates try to satisfy Zionists&prove their servitude?” wrote Khamenei.
He later followed that up with another tweet, in which he re-posted an anti-Israel remark he made several months ago: “Zionist regime is an imposed regime, made through coercion; no entity made by coercion would last. This regime will not survive either.11/13”.
Coulter’s tweets set off a firestorm of criticism, with countless people branding her anti-Semitic, while others alternately defended her and hurled rather more direct anti-Semitic abuse at her critics.
Some supporters began the hashtag #IStandWithAnn, which is currently trending on Twitter, with large numbers of primarily anti-Semitic comments by a variety of neo-Nazis and White Supremacists.
Coulter later sought to defend herself by saying she likes "the Jews," but refused to take back her earlier tweets.
It is not the first time Coulter has come under fire for offensive comments about Jews.
In a 2007 interview on CNBC, she told host Donny Deutsch, who is Jewish, that she wanted everyone in the United States to become Christian, and that Jews needed to accept Christianity to be "perfected."
When asked sarcastically if she meant Jews "should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians then?" Coulter responded "Yeah… we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say."
Of course, Khamenei himself is notorious for his many statements against both Israel and the United States.
Khamenei, has repeatedly shouted threats against the rise of Western influence in Iran after the nuclear agreement with world powers struck two months ago, including calling America the "Great Satan" and proclaiming "Death to America."
Recently, Khamenei went so far as to publish a new book on the topic of outwitting the United States and destroying Israel.