“Election night was a terrible, terrible, terrible night for Democrats. How terrible it will be up to you, Georgia, ”Ann Coulter, a leading conservative expert, told Turning Point USA at the UGA at the Tate Student Center Theater.
In a speech to a socially distant and fully masked crowd, Coulter spoke about topics such as his dislike of President Donald Trump, immigration and voter fraud.
John Denhardt, a senior and first-year law student, said he looks forward to the community aspect of the event.
“It’s definitely a different feeling to be in a larger group with other faces and people to meet rather than some sort of faceless recording,” Denhardt said.
Abi Hartter, a freshman specializing in secondary education, said she was delighted to hear a speaker.
Coulter began her speech by talking about the recent election and said she believed voter fraud occurred during the vote across the country for the presidency.
The Associated Press disputes allegations of widespread electoral fraud, adding that Trump’s campaign aides and election officials failed to identify a significant number of illegal votes.
Coulter has clearly expressed his dislike of President-elect Joe Biden, the Democratic Party and the media.
Coulter said she wanted to see the media “cry on election day.” However, she also expressed her contempt for the current president and commented on his “heinous” tweets.
“Another four years of Trump would have been a total, total disaster,” Coulter said.
She pleaded for Trump to come and campaign in Georgia, expressing that much of her criticism of the president lies in his lack of action.
Biden won in Georgia by an extremely tight margin. The state will also hold two second elections for the United States Senate on January 5. The winners of these elections will determine the balance of power in the Senate. Coulter said that rather than going golfing this weekend, Trump should be spending his time rallying voters for long-distance races in Georgia.
Coulter ended his speech by encouraging members of the public to solicit and register voters.
“Georgia, the whole future of Western civilization depends on you,” Coulter said.
Coulter then moved on to audience questions, which crowd members were able to submit via a QR code provided for each person. A student asked if Coulter would ever consider running for office.
“I say what I mean. I could never stop it, ”Coulter said, adding that she didn’t think she would run for office.
While Coulter has repeatedly criticized Democrats and liberal ideology, she said she cares about everyone.
“I care about my fellow Americans, even the Liberals,” Coulter said.
Conservative students in attendance said they enjoyed hearing from Coulter, whose views don’t necessarily always align with the Republican Party.
“I am a very big supporter and campaign for President Trump, but she shares the criticisms I have for him, as she talks about people in her administration that I am not a fan of,” said Michael Shinholster, a second year student with a double specialization. in international affairs and political science. “She keeps it relevant, expressing concern about what refreshes me.”
Suhas Gummadi, a freshman majoring in finance, said he disagreed with Coulter but enjoyed listening to him speak.
“I think she made a good suggestion that Trump come to Georgia and campaign,” Gummadi said.