CNN anchor Chris Cuomo tore into Fox Information’ Laura Ingraham after she mentioned the America we love doesn’t exist anymore as a result of “demographic modifications.” Cuomo on Thursday night time advised the conservative host “depart” the nation.
“To show a phrase again on our us-versus-them associates — when you don’t like what America is, you permit,” Cuomo mentioned forcefully on his present “Prime Time.”
“America doesn’t have to develop into nice once more,” he added, citing President Trump’s marketing campaign slogan. “She is going to solely develop into higher by being extra of what she already is.”
Cuomo’s remarks got here a day after Ingraham mentioned that the “America we all know and love doesn’t exist anymore” due to demographic modifications within the nation that she blamed on unlawful and authorized immigration.
“Ingraham talks of modifications that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like. Unsuitable!” Cuomo mentioned on his present, earlier than launching into an argument towards her feedback.
He cited a Gallup ballot from early June which discovered that 84 % of individuals thought that authorized immigration was a very good factor for this nation as we speak, in comparison with 13 % who mentioned it was a nasty factor.
“You understand what? That quantity ought to be greater. And you realize who agrees with me? Trump’s in-laws,” he continued.
First Girl Melania Trump’s mother and father, Viktor and Amalija Knavs of Slovenia, turned U.S. residents this week with assist from their daughter.
“The First Girl sponsored her mother and father. Good for her,” Cuomo mentioned Thursday. “That’s a apply that critics, together with her husband, name chain migration — one thing he tweeted lower than a yr in the past ‘should finish now.’”
Cuomo additionally identified that Trump’s personal mom and the moms of his kids, together with the First Girl and ex-wife Ivana Trump, are additionally immigrants.
“That is objectively ugly and I can be damned if I’m going to simply hearken to the concept that folks like my grandparents and waves of individuals like them — thousands and thousands on this nation — are going to be discounted as some abhorrent side of a pure place,” he mentioned.
Unlawful entry is an issue that should be mitigated, Cuomo added, calling for safer borders.
However critics of immigration like Ingraham and Trump are saying the “persons are the issue, not simply the entry,” Cuomo mentioned.
“It is a land based, funded, fabricated and fought for by others. And that’s America at her finest,” Cuomo mentioned.
“Immigrants of all colours and creeds — willingly and unwillingly — constructed her, paid for her, enriched her and fought for her,” he continued. “I mentioned that twice as a result of we have to keep in mind that sacrifice.”
The Fox Information host confronted backlash from her feedback on Thursday, together with from different media personalities and Democrats resembling Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.)
“Pricey Laura Ingraham: I served on lively responsibility to defend your proper to make racist statements,” Lieu wrote on Twitter Thursday.
Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” mentioned Friday morning that Ingraham’s feedback “had been very trashy, very ugly, and really unhappy”
Amanda Carpenter, a Republican strategist for CNN, in a panel referred to as Ingraham’s feedback smug, racist and “mean-spirited.”
“Her favourite factor to do is to go on the air and lecture folks about how liberals hate America,” Carpenter mentioned on CNN Thursday. “I’ve a number of coverage variations with liberals like with Van [Jones, also on the panel]. I do know he loves America. I do know we are able to agree that America’s beliefs are based mostly on all people can come right here when you share our values and you’re employed exhausting and get forward.”
Ingraham mentioned the alternative, Carpenter added.
“Laura, I need to know, who’s the one who actually hates America?” Carpenter requested.
Watch Cuomo’s remarks under, through CNN.