EXCLUSIVE: Syndicated Columnist Ann Coulter speaks to Local 18 News

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (WECP) - Syndicated columnist and conservative commentator Ann Coulter was in Northwest Florida Thursday. She headlined a dinner for area Republicans at the Sandestin Hilton.

Local 18 News Exclusive with Syndicated Columnist Ann Coulter

The Walton County Republicans host the Lincoln Day dinner every year; a fundraiser that began back in 1999. Over the years, high-profile Republicans have headlined this event, including former Governor Jeb Bush, but of all the female speakers, organizers say Coulter is the most high-profile one.

Coulter is known for her take-no-prisoners type of political commentary, most recently penning an op-ed for Breitbart slamming the media for insisting the Las Vegas shooter got rich by playing video poker.

Thursday evening's event was $125 a plate and drew about 400 guests all eager to hear her discuss the hot topics coming out of the White House.

In an exclusive interview, Local 18 caught up with Ann Coulter during our 5:30 p.m. broadcast as she prepared to take the stage for her speaking engagement.