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Hugh Hewitt To Ann Coulter: You Can’t Just Make Stuff Up About Ted Cruz’s Eligibility To Be President [VIDEO]

Hugh Hewitt and Ann Coulter sparred over South Carolina governor Nikki Haley as well as Ted Cruz‘s eligibility for president, with Hewitt telling Coulter “you can’t just make stuff [up].”

Wednesday on the Hugh Hewitt Show, Hewitt asked Coulter if she really did want Donald Trump to deport Haley and the columnist said it was a joke. (RELATED: Coulter: Trump Should Deport Nikki Haley)

Then Coulter said, “But Hugh, this is really unbelievable. I mean, people always say oh, there’s no Washington establishment. I used to say that when they said it about Mitt Romney, because he wasn’t Washington establishment. He had the toughest position on immigration until Donald Trump rose like a phoenix. But look at this. The Democratic president gives a speech last night, and the Republicans respond, and both speeches attack Donald Trump. And Nikki Haley going on and on about immigrants, and we need more immigrants, and anyone who’s willing to work should be allowed to emigrate here. Are they not seeing what’s happening with Donald Trump?” (RELATED: Nikki Haley Takes Swipes At Obama, Trump In SOTU Response)

Hewitt responded, “Ann, I feel like I’m talking to the arsonist who burned down the building and then is upset with the ashes.” (RELATED: Nikki Haley To Trump: ‘Just Because You Disagree… Doesn’t Mean You’re Not A Friend’ [VIDEO])

Discussing the firestorm that erupted in response to Haley’s rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union, Hewitt said, “I think [you] Ann Coulter started all this. I think this is on you, Ann.” (RELATED: Limbaugh: Nikki Haley Is Proof Elites Are Trying To Decide Who Is And Who Isn’t Qualified To Be A Republican [AUDIO])

“No, that’s crazy. I’m not the only one who reacted that way,” Coulter said. “When she’s [Haley] saying, specifically talking about Muslim immigration, and saying well, we just need to vet them, but we can’t look at religion, well, how are you going to vet them?”

Emanating out of that discussion, Hewitt and Coulter began a dueling conversation over immigration leading Hewitt to say “we’re cross-talking now. But let me go back to the key thing. I want to talk about Ted Cruz.”

Hewitt asked Coulter what she thought about Cruz’s eligibility to be president and Coulter said, “I’ve always thought he wasn’t natural born.”

However, Coulter said Cruz is just a  “citizen. He’s not natural born. You cannot be natural born unless you are the child of an ambassador, or if we were in a monarchy, but we’re not, a child of the king himself.”

Hewitter interjected, “Ann, you can’t just make stuff…”

“Ambassadors,” Coulter chimed in, cutting Hewitt off, “I would assume, this is a case that hasn’t been ruled on, that the children of military, somebody serving in the military is natural born. But other than that, not born on U.S. soil, you’re not natural born.”

“Ann, and I respect that you hold this position forcefully, but would you acknowledge that you are a minority of about three,” Hewitt asked.

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Standing her ground, Coulter insisted, “The law is the law, and I don’t care how many people agree with me.”

Hewitt maintained that it “isn’t close to unclear. He’s absolutely a citizen.”

Despite sparks flying between the two talk radio titans, Hewitt and Coulter were still friendly and Hewitt ended the interview saying “it’s always a pleasure, talk to you soon.”

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