MSNBC’s Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski had some harsh words for Fox News host Laura Ingraham after her recent controversial rant on immigration, saying Ingraham is “very trashy, very ugly and very sad.”
Morning Joe played two clips of two different conservatives speaking on the issue of immigration; one was of Republican President Ronald Reagan and the other clip was Ingraham.
When Reagan spoke on the issue of immigration he said, “You can go to live in France, but you cannot become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Turkey or Japan, but you cannot become a German, a Turk, or a Japanese. But anyone, from any corner of the Earth, can come to live in America and become an American.”
Brzezinski had very strong reactions to both clips. Reagan’s remarks brought her to tears, but after watching Ingraham’s rant in which the Fox News host said, “the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore” because of “massive demographic changes,” the MSNBC host unloaded.
“So, nearly 30 years separate those moments, Joe, but, I mean, watching Ronald Reagan speak that way actually brings me to tears right now,” Brzezinski said, after watching both points of view. “Especially seeing the way Laura Ingraham really tried to encapsulate her vision of America right before that.”
“It is one beautiful outlook of how we have become this beautiful country, versus something very trashy, very ugly, and very sad,” Brzezinski said about Ingraham.
After getting an endorsement from former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke on her comments, Ingraham disavowed white nationalists who cheered her for her comments. Ingraham insisted she was making a point about illegal immigration — as opposed to merit-based immigration, which she said “does wonders” for the United Staes.
Brzezinski’s co-host, Joe Scarborough, noted the Republican Party is morphing into a different version of itself, saying, “We have got to put this nativism behind us,” he said. “This soft-bigotry.”
“White supremacy,” Brzezinski interjected.
“It’s looking more and more like white supremacy these days,” Scarborough said.
Watch the segment: