MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace made some outrageous comments which were heavily circulated on social media earlier this week.
In her contentious remarks, the former Republican, who is now a fierce critic of President Donald Trump, maintained that Trump has been talking about “exterminating Latinos.” After being hit with a brutal backlash, Wallace apologized before immediately attacking the President again.
“President Obama used the power of the presidency to try to pass comprehensive immigration reform for Latino community, Latino leaders at the table,” she said. “You now have a president who is, like you said, talking about exterminating Latinos.”
In her seemingly weak attempt to correct her misdeed, the MSNBC host tweeted, “I misspoke about Trump calling for an extermination of Latinos. My mistake was unintentional and I’m sorry. Trump’s constant assault on people of color and his use of the word ‘invasion’ to describe the flow of immigrants is intentional and constant.”
Since the tragic mass shooting in El Paso, Texas last week, many Democratic politicians, and other opponents of Trump, have tried to link his past usage of the term “invasion” to describe illegal aliens to similar wording the killer used in a manifesto. Unsurprisingly, far-left freshman U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of these individuals.
During a vigil held in Brooklyn for those killed in the El Paso, Texas massacre and the other recent mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, Ocasio-Cortez maintained that Trump’s rhetoric on immigration was directly responsible for the mass killing.
“There are so many different issues that are weaving themselves into a braid of violence into our country,” she said. “One of them is white supremacist terrorism. White supremacy is an international terrorist problem. We need to address the immigration rhetoric in this country because it is directly responsible for what happened in El Paso. When we allude to people as an invasion, as an infestation, we are directly pulling from the language of white supremacy, so i don’t want to hear the question ‘Is this president racist?’ anymore. He is.”
Addressing young American men and women who are becoming “radicalized” regarding white supremacy, Ocasio-Cortez stated, “I have to say to the young men — and increasingly some of the young women — in this country that are falling into the grips of white supremacy that find themselves getting radicalized in a funnel of vitriol towards Latinos, towards immigrants, towards African-Americans, towards black people, all Jewish people, all people of different faiths, what I have to say to you is ‘come back.’”
Besides Ocasio-Cortez, several of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates publicized the recent mass killings to score political points.
“We have a president of the United States who is particularly responsible,” New Jersey’s Sen. Cory Booker said. “In my faith, you have this idea that you reap what you sow, and he is sowing seeds of hatred in this country, this harvest of hate violence that we are seeing right now lies at his feet.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper asked El Paso, Texas native and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke “Do you think President Trump is a white nationalist?” The floundering presidential contender responded, “Yes. I do.”
Unthinkably, yet again, dozens lost their lives in mass shootings in America over the past few days. Rather than using these tragedies as avenues to bring the country together, Democrats are utilizing them to try to drum up disdain of the President. Trump wasn’t in El Paso, Texas or Dayton, Ohio at the times of these grizzly killings. He didn’t pull the trigger, or coerce the shooters to do so.
Despite past remarks many deemed controversial regarding immigrants, he isn’t responsible for this senseless loss of life. But, he will continue to be blamed because that seems to be the Democratic Party’s only remaining talking point.