The conservative commentator has since come under fire from many on the Left and also a few on the Right. But the following response stands out the most.
John Franklin Stephens, a competitor in the Special Olympics, has penned an open letter to Coulter.
In it, he writes that he saw Coulter's controversial Tweet and "realized you just wanted to belittle the President by linking him to people like me. You assumed that people would understand and accept that being linked to someone like me is an insult and you assumed you could get away with it and still appear on TV."
Stephens goes on:
"I have to wonder if you considered other hateful words but recoiled from the backlash.
"Well, Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor... No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much."
Read Stephens' full letter (which he concludes by inviting Coulter to attend the Special Olympics) and respond yourself:
What did you think of Ann Coulter's reference?