Ann Coulter: Trump will protect women from 'Latin American rape culture'
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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter downplayed Republican front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE's controversial comments on abortion and his dismal polling with women Tuesday, arguing that his immigration platform will protect women from the "Latin American rape culture."

Trump faced serious criticism from both sides of the abortion debate last week for briefly floating the idea that a woman could face punishment for having an abortion, should it become illegal. Trump quickly walked the comment back, but Coulter said Tuesday on MSNBC that the premise of the question was irrelevant. 

"If Donald Trump was running for state legislature in the year 2060 after Roe v. Wade was overturned and happens to be in a place that will pass those laws, that's a relevant question," she said on "Hardball."

"I think I'd be a lot more upset that women are going to get a lot more abortions if we don't close our border with Mexico and bring in all of Latin American rape culture."

Coulter, a Trump supporter, also downplayed concerns that he is not polling well with women by saying the idea "gets repeated so much, and women can be very suggestible and following of trends."