A Fired-Up Jose Antonio Vargas Wants the Media to Start Calling Out Donald Trump

vargasJournalist Jose Antonio Vargas admitted four years ago that he’s an illegal immigrant, and so naturally, he has a lot to say about what Donald Trump has been talking about recently.

Vargas spoke tonight with CNN’s Erin Burnett about Trump, but Burnett first brought up the killing of a San Francisco woman by an illegal immigrant. Vargas said the media is going crazy by trying to make a correlation between immigrants and crime, when no such correlation exists.

He pushed back on some of what Burnett said about “sanctuary cities” and had some questions about the culpability of ICE in not detaining the killer earlier. Burnett said regardless of the numbers, it shouldn’t be happening.

Vargas replied, “Dylann Roof shouldn’t be happening!”

He also went off on Trump for his “irresponsibility” in painting all Mexicans with a broad brush and said the media’s failing its responsibility to challenge Trump by pointing out the level of migration is actually at a low point, contrary to what he might say.

Watch the video below, via CNN:

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