Well, it was just a matter of time, really. On Wednesday night, Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham blamed immigrants for ruining America during the opening of her show, The Ingraham Angle, and her statement apparently resonated with David Duke, the former head of the Ku Klux Klan, because he actually endorsed her statement on Twitter.
In her monologue, Ingraham claimed that “the America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore.” She continued: “Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people, and they’re changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like.”
Laura Ingraham: "The America we know and love doesn't exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don't like … this is related to both illegal and legal immigration" pic.twitter.com/s5G2qIY4W0
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) August 9, 2018
In his tweet, Duke included a clip of the beginning of Ingraham’s monologue, writing, “One of the most important (truthful) monologues in the history of MSM.” [“MSM,” of course, stands for “mainstream media.”] He later deleted the tweet, but here’s a screenshot of it from when it was still up on Twitter, for all to see.
What Ingraham is saying is that America is not as white as it used to be, and that’s all due to immigrants, and she’s not happy about it. Boo hoo. She even blamed legal immigrants for ruining the country, something she claimed that “progressives love.”
But not everyone agreed with Ingraham (thankfully) and many people called her out on Twitter.
Laura Ingraham's anti-immigrant arguments are directly reminiscent of what white supremacists say pic.twitter.com/4fe1SedQ3k
— Media Matters (@mmfa) August 9, 2018
Ingraham’s whole spiel was in reference to something Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young democratic socialist who recently won the New York Democratic primary for a seat in Congress, had said on a podcast about the collapse of the middle class. Ingraham countered by blaming the country’s problems on the left, and of course, those pesky immigrants.
h/t The Daily Beast