Laura Ingraham Responds to Demographics Controversy, Disavows White Nationalists, ‘Racist Freak’
On Thursday, Fox News host Laura Ingraham addressed the controversy over her remarks on her Wednesday show.
During that show, Ingraham lamented the “massive demographic changes” due to immigration, prompting a ringing Twitter endorsement by ex-KKK leader David Duke, which he later deleted.
Her comment also sparked backlash and a renewed call for an advertising boycott.
Addressing the comments at the start of her show on Thursday, Ingraham said, “I want to start tonight by addressing my commentary at the top of last night’s show.”
She continued on: “A message to those who are distorting my views, including all white nationalists and especially one racist freak whose name I won’t even mention. You do not have my support. You don’t represent my views and you are antithetical to the beliefs I hold dear.”
She then said the purpose of her talk was to point out that the “rule of law” and “secure borders” is something that “used to bind our country together” before praising merit-based immigration for doing “wonders” for the nation’s economy.
“Despite what some may be contending, I made explicitly clear that my commentary had nothing to do with race or ethnicity. But rather a shared goal of keeping America safe and her citizens safe and prosperous,” she continued on. “Furthermore, as I have said repeatedly on the show, merit-based immigration does wonders for our country’s economy, our way of life, and how we define our country. I even said that in my opening thoughts last night. ”
She concluded: “I want to make it really clear that my concern will continue to remain with the families who have suffered the tragic result of illegal immigration. The children put in dangerous and unfair situations at the border and all those border agents around the country who work to keep our country safe.”
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