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Laura Ingraham Accuses Oprah of ‘Race-Baiting’ in Speech For Stacey Abrams: ‘You’re Better Than That’

On Thursday night, Laura Ingraham went after Oprah Winfrey for campaigning on behalf of Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D).

During a rousing speech made earlier in the day, Oprah urged the people of Georgia to vote, saying the following:

“I am here today because of the men and because of the women who were lynched, who were humiliated, who were discriminated against, who were suppressed, who were repressed and oppressed… and I refuse to let their sacrifices be in vain.”

Well, Ingraham had a problem with what she accused the former daytime talkshow host of “fear-mongering.”

“Gotta hand it to Oprah. She’s a great speaker, but I liked her better when she was giving away Toyotas and refrigerators,” Ingraham said. “To try to tie the candidacy of the Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp to the scourge of racism and even lynchings? Come on, Oprah! It’s dehumanizing, it’s completely baseless, it’s totally cruel, and again I say, you’re much better than that and you’re much bigger than that.”

“And I say this to Oprah, how is this living our ‘best life now?’ the Fox News host continued. “This kind of broad-brush race-baiting desensitizes us to the real racists out there who should be condemned and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law when they commit heinous crimes and use violence to hurt and maim people of a different race. By the way, what did Kemp ever do aside from running against a black opponent? Nothing.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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