Fox News’ racist hacks are at it again.
Host Jesse Watters recently reported that Donald Trump wants to “best and the brightest” immigrants, instead of “some guy’s uncle from Zimbabwe” — totally overlooking the idea that some of the best creative minds stem from the country, not to mention that Zimbabwe’s economy is booming after grappling with Robert Mugabe, the former president that left the country’s economy in tatters. Let’s completely ignore that.
Watters added that Trump wants “merit-based” immigration policies enacted that would cut legal immigration by bringing in the “best and the brightest — so we don’t bring in some guy’s uncle from Zimbabwe.”
Co-host Juan Williams looked perplexed, and reiterated: “Zimbabwe?”
An equal opportunity racist, Watters retorted with “or Thailand, Juan, take your pick.”
Trump has a history of referring to places where the majority of the population is non-white with derogatory terms. Watter’s remarks come months after Trump referred to immigrants from Haiti and African countries as “shithole countries.” Trump did not hesitate, however, to say that he wanted more immigrants from countries like Norway.
That sparked a campaign where Norwegians rejected Trump’s offer. Torbjoern Saetre, a politician representing Norway’s Conservative Party near Oslo responded to Trump’s offer of immigration very succinctly: “On behalf of Norway: Thanks, but no thanks.”
It’s important to note that Trump’s administration has galvanized white nationalism and Nazism in the United States, with an increase of hate crimes that started way before Trump’s presidency but which he’s capitalized on to rally his base. Watters’ remarks arrive as the Trump administration continues to face significant opposition over its immigration policies, which have so far resulted in the separation of migrant families.
The Resistance has worked hard to connect these children with their families after Trump failed to meet the deadlines to reestablished split families.
We still have a lot of work to do.
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