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Ann Romney Reacts To Robert De Niro's Comment

Ann Romney Reacts To Robert De Niro's Comment


Airdate: 03/22/2012

Ann Romney is speaking out about the crack made by actor Robert De Niro that's created a political firestorm.

De Niro said at a fundraiser attended by Michelle Obama, "Callista Gingrich, Karen Santorum, Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white First Lady?"

Newt Gingrich blasted De Niro for the joke and the First Lady's press secretary called it "inappropriate."

But Ann Romney tells CNN's Piers Morgan—who cares?

"I laughed. You know what? I took it for what it was, a joke," said Romney. "I can laugh at it. Let's take it for what it is. We're all overreacting to so many things and making things so difficult, which means we have to watch every single word that comes out of our mouth. We can't be spontaneous. We can't be funny."

Now, look who else is coming to his defense: conservative  firebrand Ann Coulter, author of Demonic: How The Liberal Mob Is Endangering America.

Ann Coulter told INSIDE EDITION, "It's just one of these absurd comments. I mean, obviously, every First Lady has been white until the current one. It's just one of those absurd statements that makes you laugh."

Ann Romney and Ann Coulter aren't the only ones saying we should all lighten up. Now comedian Bill Maher, a frequent target of conservatives, is actually saying that even radio host Rush Limbaugh should be cut some slack.

Limbaugh, of course, has come under fire for calling law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" for her advocacy of birth control.

"Please stop apologizing," says Maher in a Op-Ed column in Thursday's New York Times. "We need to learn to coexist, and it's actually pretty easy to do. For example, I find Rush Limbaugh obnoxious, but I've been able to coexist comfortably with him for 20 years by using this simple method: I never listen to his program."

Ann Coulter told INSIDE EDITION, "As for offended, I'm offended that everyone is going around being offended."


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