Twitter users lashed out at conservative provocateur Ann Coulter this week after she suggested that Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore’s alleged sexual abuse of a 14-year-old was like President John F. Kennedy having a consensual affair with a 19-year-old.
In a tweet defending Moore on Sunday, Coulter shared a link that accused Kennedy of “seducing” a 19-year-old intern.
Hey Dems! JFK had an extra marital affair with 19-year old Mimi Alford when he was 45 years old. https://t.co/E5l3ncflDG
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 13, 2017
By Monday morning, the message had been replied to over 11,000 times — and most of the comments shamed Coulter for making the comparison.
Read some of the tweets below.
Yes I forgot his dead body is running for Senate
— My Address: 1 Isis Street, Londonistan SW18 3QL (@inthesedeserts) November 13, 2017
So she wasn't a minor? Okay thanks Ann.
— Paul Farrell (@Paulfarrell1895) November 13, 2017
Oh my god!!! He had sex with an adult! pic.twitter.com/eDqcMBAqUK
— brandon (@RoyalLightness) November 13, 2017
You are aware that 19 is very different to 14? Sex with a 14 year old is a criminal offence!
— Theon_Orbis (@Theon_Orbis) November 13, 2017
I know that some politicians are old fossils, but I had no idea they'd exhumed JFK's body, propped him up, and stuck him on a ballot for a Senate seat. Oh, and 19 year olds are legal adults.
— ChicksDigScars (@Chezhdchick) November 13, 2017
Aw, she tried and FAILED.
— Jessica Jurado (@jessj432tx) November 13, 2017
Bizarre that an abhorrent thing that was done in the past is now used as a reason that justifies their present day candidates behavior? Don’t they want a completely different morally upright guy to run as a gop candidate?
— AnneC (@annegrace_C) November 13, 2017
Shut the fuck up, Coulter, you stupid, soulless, empty excuse of a person! Pedophile Moore’s behavior in no way compares to this insipid excuse of a remark about a past President long dead. WTF is wrong with you!
— Betty Buckley (@BettyBuckley) November 13, 2017
Two dudes wanting to sleep next to each other is the end of civilization, but a 32 year old fondling a 14 year old is just good old fashioned America.
— Wagner the Wagnerian (@wagnerock) November 13, 2017
Damn. You really suck at Twitter.
— Truth Seeker (@veraxunlimited) November 13, 2017
What’s your point? That’s gross, she was 19, not 14, he’s dead. Are you defending pedophile Roy Moore with your tweet?
— Amy Ottinger (@AmyOttinger415) November 13, 2017