Fox News’ Laura Ingraham was willing to concede that President Trump may have made an “unforced error” in his tweets calling out the “squad” of radical progressive Democrats for their contempt for America, but she was not buying into the talking points on the left that his message was racist.
In Monday’s opening monologue of “The Ingraham Angle,” the show’s namesake said Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar D-Minn., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., have become the face of the Democratic Party and with the media firmly on their side leadership better not underestimate them.
Ingraham also noted that President Trump seems to be the only politician willing to take on the radical freshman four, seeing it as a winning move at the ballot box.
“Yes, the president made an unforced error, I would say that, and that tweet telling the women to go back to places from which they came––three of the four were born in America. But the idea that he’s hitting them because they’re people or women of color is absurd. Who doesn’t Trump hit? He was hitting Paul Ryan last week. He’s hitting them because their views in his mind and the mind of millions of Americans are insanely radical.”
As for who may be racist, Ingraham drew attention to remarks from Pressley at last week’s Netroots Nation, a gathering of hard-left progressives.
“If you’re not prepared to come to that table and to represent that voice, don’t come,” the Democrat said. “Because we don’t need any brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice.”
Ingraham would repeat her assertion that Trump was not being racist during a panel discussion on the issue that focused on the racial implications of his remarks.
The consensus of the panel was that the left uses charges of racism to silence debate and that the president is an equal opportunity critic, going after everyone in the same manner, regardless of skin color or where they are from.
“I think the president would probably say that to anyone coming from anywhere,” Ingraham said. “It doesn’t matter where you come from… as I said, three out of the four women were born here, okay? So that’s the error. But I don’t take from that error ‘Trump’s a racist,’ because he’d say that whether you came from Sweden and trashed the country, whether you came from France.”
“He was just taking Paul Ryan to the woodshed last week,” she added. “That’s his MO. That’s his MO.”
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