Ann Coulter Slams Marianne Williamson For Asking White People to Offer 'Prayer of Apology' to African Americans

Hours before the second round of the Democratic primary debates kicked off on Tuesday, conservative commentator Ann Coulter ridiculed 2020 hopeful Marianne Williamson over a 2016 video of the candidate asking white people to offer a "prayer of apology" to African Americans.

"FYI: No black person respects a white person who would do this. They may get some laughs out of it, but that's it," Coulter tweeted on Tuesday afternoon, alongside a NowThis News article titled "Marianne Williamson Asked White People To Offer A 'Prayer Of Apology."

FYI: No black person respects a white person who would do this. They may get some laughs out of it, but that's it.

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 30, 2019

The video, taken at Williamson's 2016 "Love America" Houston tour stop, shows the spiritual adviser and New York Times best-selling author asking her white audience members to apologize to the black people present for slavery and police brutality, among other things.

Williamson urged her audience to stand during the event, according to the Houston Chronicle, before instructing a white person to hold hands with a black person nearby. The author then told the white audience member to repeat after her. "I apologize...," Williamson began.

"With nearly 200 black people in the audience on their feet, Williamson apologized for slavery, lynching, murders, rapes of black women, destruction of the black family, mass incarceration of black men, being called the N-word and systemic and institutionalized racism and more," Chronicle reporter Joy Sewing wrote.

According to videos taken at other locations, Williamson appears to have asked other audiences to perform similar apologies. In 2016, she penned a poem called "Prayer of Apology to African Americans" and shared it on her Twitter page.

Williamson prompted confusion online during the first round of the Democratic presidential debate in June after she criticized America's healthcare system and argued that Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016 with his "Make America Great Again" slogan.

"I'll tell you one thing, while it's nice that we got all these plans, but if you think we're going to beat Donald Trump by just having all these plans, you got another thing coming because he didn't win by saying he had a plan. He won by simply saying 'Make America Great Again,'" Williamson said, after being asked how she would "lower the cost of prescription drugs."

"We've gotta get deeper than just these superficial fixes, as important as they are," the author continued, before using the remainder of her speaking time to criticize America's healthcare system.

"Even if we're just talking about these superficial fixes, ladies and gentlemen, we don't have a healthcare system in the United States," Williamson added. "We have a sickness-care system in the United States. We just wait until somebody gets sick and then we talk about who's going to pay for the treatment and how they're gonna be treated. We need to talk about why so many Americans have unnecessary chronic illnesses, so many more compared to other countries."

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Political commentator and author Ann Coulter attends The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe at Sony Studios on August 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Coulter on Tuesday criticized long shot 2020 candidate Marianne William over a 2016 video of her asking white people to offer a "prayer of apology" to African Americans. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty