This article has been updated to reflect Ann Coulter's response to the reactions to her tweet.
Ann Coulter sent out this tweet Thursday morning:
14!— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 5, 2017
And several of her Twitter followers seem to think it refers to a famous white supremacy slogan: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."
The slogan is often called the "14 words" — hence the alleged link to Coulter's tweet. The wording is said to be derived from Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" and was coined by David Lane, a member of a white supremacist terror group called The Order.
Coulter immediately followed that tweet with one referencing black-on-white crime:
20 years later, they still haven't been executed. Want to make an over-under on how long it takes to execute Dylan Roof? https://t.co/TV3XMAGMao— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 5, 2017
It's worth noting, as Upworthy writer Parker Molloy pointed out, that 14 is also approximately the number of days President Obama has left in office.
(Updated Jan. 9) Coulter later confirmed that the tweet was indeed a countdown and not a reference to the white supremacy slogan.
As I have been doing periodically since January 2016, today I tweeted out the number of days left in Obama’s presidency. https://t.co/d61G9mhPJK— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 5, 2017
Inasmuch as today is Day 14 on the Obama Countdown Clock, I tweeted “14.” pic.twitter.com/ArR3JMApGV— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 5, 2017
Unknown to me, but VERY well known to hysterics, “14” has some mystical significance for the 5 or 6 ppl who believe themselves to be Nazis.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 5, 2017
Being the target of idiotic attacks can be fun! But being called a Nazi – even by ppl who are really really really dumb – isn’t so fun.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 5, 2017