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Ann Coulter refer to President Obama as a “retard,” prompting a response from a Special Olympics athlete.

After a 2012 presidential debate between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, Ann Coulter in a tweet implied Obama is a "retard."

After a 2012 presidential debate between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, Ann Coulter in a tweet implied Obama is a "retard."After a 2012 Presidential Debate between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, Ann Coulter tweeted, "I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard." In the tweet, she refers to Obama as a "retard." Shortly after tweeting this, Coulter appeared appeared on Alan Colmes’ Fox News radio show and said, “Look, no one would refer to a Down Syndrome child, someone with an actual mental handicap, by saying ‘retard.’ Where do you think the words ‘imbecile,’ ‘idiot,’ ‘moron,’ ‘cretin’ come from? These were all technical terms at one time. ‘Retard’ had been used colloquially to just mean ‘loser’ for 30 years … But no, no — these aggressive victims have to come out and tell you what words to use,” reported Huffpost.

In response to her statement, John Franklin Stephens, a 30-year-old athlete with down syndrome at the Special Olympics, penned an open letter in 2012. Stephen, in his letter, asked Coulter what did she mean by the word 'retard'. She and society need to know that being compared to people like him should be considered a badge of honor because no one overcomes more than they do and still loves life so much.

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