Fox News host Laura Ingraham gave a monologue Wednesday night about “massive demographic changes” in the U.S. due to immigration–and the reaction was typical.
“In some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore,” Ingraham said in part.
“Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they’re changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don’t like. From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically in some ways the country has changed,” she added.
The backlash on Twitter has been vicious, with many accusing her of racism.
Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu said:
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
Others chimed in:
Dear Laura Ingraham, diversity makes America stronger.
— Christina Ginn (@NBChristinaGinn) August 9, 2018
Uh, @IngrahamAngle, who, exactly, do you think “voted” for YOU and your family to come here??
My America’s Great Already, babe. https://t.co/P2VJO9HNdI
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) August 9, 2018
Laura Ingraham: “If I punch down on brown and black America, maybe my white viewers won’t notice I’m picking their pockets while they’re busy looking down.” https://t.co/rP3k5ymtNl
— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) August 9, 2018
“What Ingraham loved about America was apparently its former demographic profile. Now that Hispanic and Asian immigrants have triggered ‘massive demographic changes,’ the America she loves “doesn’t exist anymore.” Sad!” — @conor64: https://t.co/9CNWPVwDal
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) August 9, 2018
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) 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
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) 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
Laura Ingraham getting straight to the white nationalist red meat tonight https://t.co/bdRGAzz6bJ
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) August 9, 2018
All @IngrahamAngle has done here is confirm what I said is driving today’s politics on the GOP side: White Fear. It’s all about 2043. They CANNOT stand America is becoming majority people of color. https://t.co/L9lkrURIbf
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) August 9, 2018