The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico gets hit by several hurricanes every year, never having enough time or financial support to rebuild. Thanks in large part to the Trump administration’s racist responses and lack of interest in the island of mostly Hispanic Americans in 2017, Hurricane Maria killed 2975 people – a fact Trump and his team tried to deny.
Tropical Storm Dorian is set to hit Puerto Rico sometime Wednesday as Hurricane Dorian, and President Donald Trump is already trying to deny its nearly 3.2 million residents aid.
“Wow! Yet another big storm heading to Puerto Rico. Will it ever end?” Trump tweeted Tuesday afternoon – as if somehow it’s Puerto Rico’s fault it’s in the path of tropical storms and hurricanes.
He also re-upped his $92 billion lie:
Wow! Yet another big storm heading to Puerto Rico. Will it ever end? Congress approved 92 Billion Dollars for Puerto Rico last year, an all time record of its kind for “anywhere.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2019
In reality, through May, Puerto Rico has seen only $14 billion of the $42.5 or so billion – not $92 billion – Congress has allocated, despite the President’s repeated false claims.
Just last month Trump lashed out at Puerto Rico, saying it leadership is “robbing the U.S. Government blind!”
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Republican Running for Al Franken’s Senate Seat Once Compared Michelle Obama to a ‘Chimp’
A Minnesota state senator who is also the Republican nominee for what was Democratic Senator Al Franken‘s seat in the U.S. Senate once compared Michelle Obama to chimpanzee. Comparisons of Black people to monkeys, apes, and chimpanzees is considered extremely racist.
Republican Sen. Karin Housley on Facebook in 2009 blasted the then- First Lady for her posture in a photograph of Michelle Obama meeting the Queen of England, as HuffPost reports.
“Michelle is soooo far from cool. Don’t we expect our First Ladies to at least stand up straight? (And my dear sister, know the proper etiquette and DO NOT TOUCH THE QUEEN!),” Housley wrote.
But Housley wasn’t finished. For some reason she brought up the late First Lady Nancy Reagan, President Ronald Reagan, and a film the late president had starred in.
“I do miss Nancy Reagan. Ronald even more. Speaking of Bedtime for Bonzo, I think even that chimp stood up straighter than Michelle,” Housley wrote. “Uh-oh, someone is going to make a comment.”
Housley apparently has a habit of berating Democratic First Ladies.
She has referred to Hillary Clinton as a “porker in a royal blue pantsuit.”
Housley also referred to a friend on Facebook as “QUEER BOY.”
Image via Facebook
Watch: Defiant White Nationalist Laura Ingraham Tries to Walk Back Racist Rant – Fails Miserably
Fox News Host Lies: ‘I Made Explicitly Clear That My Commentary Had Nothing to Do With Race or Ethnicity’
Fox News provocateur Laura Ingraham Thursday night, amid renewed calls to boycott her remaining advertisers tried to walk back her white nationalist, racist rant which she had delivered just 24 hours earlier. Resorting to lies, she failed miserably.
Ingraham had told viewers that due to “demographic changes” that “have been foisted upon the American people,” which “none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like,” the “America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore.”
Calling it a “national emergency,” Ingraham had said these changes are “related to both illegal, and in some cases, legal immigration that of course progressives love.”
Fast forward 24 hours.
Thursday night, feeling the heat from the left and even some moderate conservatives, Ingraham decided to rewrite her script – despite the video evidence proving she was just lying.
Ingraham insisted her racist rant had “nothing to do with race.” It was merely a call to respect “the rule of law,” she declared.
“The purpose of last night’s Angle was to point out that the rule of law, meaning secure borders, is something that used to bind our country together,” Ingraham told Fox News viewers – and advertisers. “And despite what some may be contending, I made explicitly clear that my commentary had nothing to do with race or ethnicity, but rather a shared goal of keeping America safe and her citizens safe and prosperous.”
But that deviates greatly from her actual remarks.
Again, remember, Ingraham denounced the “demographic changes” that were “foisted upon the American people.” She lamented that these “demographic changes” which “none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like.”
The “America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore,” she lamented.
Ingraham, who literally distorted her remarks, lashed out Thursday night at those who, she claims, are “distorting” her views.
Meanwhile, on social media Ingraham’s attempt to walk back her remarks by lying about what she actually said is garnering additional outrage – and calls for a boycott.
No. You said EXPLICITLY that even legal immigrants were why America is unrecognizable. You don’t get take backsies. https://t.co/ekm0Ox4BjU
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 10, 2018
CNN's @BrianStelter breaks down the new @IngrahamAngle walk-back. As he says, "No matter what Ingraham says now, she was talking about changing demographics in the country being disturbing to her and to her audience. She can't take that back." pic.twitter.com/1pRhlQzyoT
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) August 10, 2018
Ingraham’s has been struggling w/advertisers. Fox News already cut her commercials per show by half (from 30ish to 15ish).
For those asking, here are 5 of Ingraham’s major advertisers:
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) August 9, 2018
Here’s the transcript of her ridiculous walk back.
It’s entirely irreconcilable with her statement before. @IngrahamAngle isn’t just a bigot. She’s a coward.
— QHatSecretMessages (@Popehat) August 10, 2018
People like Trump and Laura Ingraham make racists comments & support racist policies yet everyone denies they are racist. This phenomenon of racist people not wanting to be labeled racist is pure bull shit! The media needs to call a spade a spade! Say it with me: RACIST! See?
— Vicki Irvin (@vickiirvin) August 10, 2018
More of Laura Ingraham’s top advertisers from July:@TripAdvisor@Expedia@Nestle@Ford@MyPillowUSA@Amazon@eHarmony@LearCapital@NordVPN@cashcall@Honda@Buick@kayak@carvana@choicehotels@HomeToGo@indeed@Arbys@LifeLock@NerdWallet
— NRA Boycott (@NRABoycott) August 9, 2018
‘America We Know and Love Doesn’t Exist Anymore’: Laura Ingraham’s Jaw-Dropping Racist Rant Draws Outrage
Less than two months ago the new CEO of Fox News, Suzanne Scott, “summoned producers to a meeting to direct them to take more control over hosts and panelists,” according to a report in Politico.
“Recent on-air statements by prime-time host Laura Ingraham,” Politico noted, referring to her false claim that infants and young children being held in Trump’s migrant cages were basically just attending “summer camp.”
Other remarks, too, pointed to overt racism at the conservative news network.
As GQ put it, “Fox News CEO Asks That On-Air Talent Be Slightly Less Racist Monsters.”
Apparently Ingraham didn’t get the message.
In an astonishingly and openly racist rant Wednesday night, Laura Ingraham on Fox News declared that due to “demographic changes” that “have been foisted upon the American people,” which “none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like,” the “America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore.”
It doesn’t get much more racist on prime time TV than that.
Except it did.
Ingraham then launched into a white nationalist, anti-immigrant tirade.
“Now much of this is related to both illegal, and in some cases, legal immigration that of course progressives love,” Ingraham insisted. By the end of her commentary she had declared a “national emergency.”
Here’s a clip of those racist remarks, via Media Matters’ Andrew Lawrence:
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
Ingraham is once again the target of national outrage for her incendiary, racist, and un-American comments.
Fascinating that Ingraham believes we should “vote” on demographic changes. What would that vote look like?
Should there be a vote on whether non-white people are allowed to reproduce?
A vote on whether to only allow white immigrants? https://t.co/i1Js602Vd8
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) August 9, 2018
Fox used to just be sort of the country club style of racism, which is extremely awful….but they’ve crossed the threshold now. Just straight up white nationalism every single night
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) August 9, 2018
Ingraham is not a closet racist anymore- she is out in the open about it, screaming it from her perch… disgusting.
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) August 9, 2018
This isn’t casual racism. It’s deadly serious racism, on a national television network, occurring in primetime. https://t.co/3iRXFQlAFu
— Ames Grawert (@AmesCG) August 9, 2018
Dear Laura Ingraham: I served on active duty to defend your right to make racist statements.
America is not a race or demographic. It’s a beautiful & bold idea, based on life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. You @IngrahamAngle are no more American than I am or others are. https://t.co/Op7rnjak5o
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 9, 2018
Watch that Laura Ingraham video when you’re feeling a bit wobbly about being involved in politics. Look into the face of absolute evil to remind you of where you stand and the America you’re fighting for. https://t.co/WsPSZiXhiu
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 9, 2018
The “alt-right” white supremacist movement has been in disarray since Charlottesville, but you can find some simiilar rhetoric on at least two prime-time Fox shows – consistently Tucker Carlson’s, now Ingraham’s. https://t.co/8WVzQozb4K
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 9, 2018
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 9, 2018
Today’s prominent white nationalists are filthy rich elitists like Laura Ingraham ($45 mil) and Tucker Carlson ($16 mil) who get 1 hour each night to broadcast their fear of brown people to millions of Americans. https://t.co/lJcSXXgKSu
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) August 9, 2018
fyi, fox news has been pushing the immigration = white genocide line for over a decade. laura ingraham was more explicit than usual, but its part of the drumbeat. fox dominates con politics and its why we all need to know wtf is going on there. pic.twitter.com/h32bZgvsYU
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 9, 2018
Laura Ingraham is right!
America is NOT happy with the demographical changes we are seeing.
We are tired of seeing a rise in the demographic of White Supremacist Trump supporters like @IngrahamAngle
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) August 9, 2018
It’s all well and good to ban Alex Jones from social media platforms but Fox News is by far the biggest vector for racist conspiracy theories and hate speech and we’re all obligated to pretend it’s a legitimate news organization. https://t.co/75aksGYJLc
— David Klion🌹🔥 (@DavidKlion) August 9, 2018
Ingraham’s full remarks can be viewed on YouTube. Fox News writes, “Every once in a while, leftists will slip up and tell us what they really think about America.” Apparently, so do racist Fox News hosts.
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