The mother of an MS-13 victim slammed MSNBC anchor Joy Reid for claiming that only Fox News viewers have ever heard of the violent gang.
President Donald Trump honored Elizabeth Alvarado’s daughter Nisa, who was brutally murdered by MS-13, during his Tuesday night State of the Union address, but Reid claimed that Trump was inflating the threat of MS-13 in order to appeal to his base.
“He makes it sound like the biggest issue in the United States — the biggest threat is MS-13,” Reid cried. “A gang that nobody who doesn’t watch Fox News has ever heard of.”
Alvarado was asked to respond to Reid’s comments during a Fox News interview with Laura Ingraham.
“I tried to put myself in your shoes hearing some of the comments that were made after this amazing moment,” Ingraham said before playing Reid’s comment.
Alvarado rolled her eyes and said, “I have no words.”
“I mean, these are gang members that just, you know, decided to be a judge and a jury to take my daughter out like that,” she explained. “It’s unacceptable. I don’t want it to happen to anyone else’s family but something needs to be done.”
Robert Mickens, Nisa’s father, also criticized the Democrats who did not stand for her daughter during Trump’s SOTU address.
“I felt it was very disrespectful,” Mickens said. “For the simple fact that the Democrats who… did not stand up were African Americans. So that hurts me a lot to show that they did not have the respect to honor my daughter.”
“Regardless of how they feel about the president, they should show the respect, because I would show them the respect if that was their loved one,” he concluded.