Laura Ingraham: "The America we know and love doesn't exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don't like ... this is related to both illegal and legal immigration" pic.twitter.com/s5G2qIY4W0— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) August 9, 2018
“In some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore,” she complained on “The Ingraham Angle.”
She also decried “massive demographic changes” that have been “foisted” on Americans.
Ingraham had previously been discussing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and mentioned the Democratic congressional candidate’s recent comments about the United States changing. But while Ocasio-Cortez was talking about changing economic realities for working and middle-class Americans, Ingraham used those remarks as a springboard for her anti-immigration rant:
Nevertheless, [Ocasio-Cortez] is kind of right in a general sense. Because in some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people. And they’re changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don’t like. From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically in some ways the country has changed. Now, much of this is related to both illegal and, in some cases, legal immigration that, of course, progressives love.
Ingraham later added:
The president can be so persuasive, so give us the whole truth, Mr. President, the good, the bad, and yes, the uncomfortable. This is a national emergency and he must demand that Congress act now. There is something slipping away in this country and it’s not about race or ethnicity. It’s what was once a common understanding by both parties that American citizenship is a privilege, and one that at a minimum requires respect for the rule of law and loyalty to our Constitution.
Her full remarks are available here.
Ingraham’s complaint targeting even legal immigrants didn’t go over well on Twitter:
Laura Ingraham getting straight to the white nationalist red meat tonight https://t.co/bdRGAzz6bJ— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) August 9, 2018
The swan song of white nationalism. https://t.co/a6aGFyQa6C— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) August 9, 2018
I’m a broken record on this but demographic anxieties and the changing face of the nation are far more motivating to Republican voter behavior than esoteric principles about taxation and the size of government. The rise of Trump is testament to this phenomenon.— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) August 9, 2018
The British descendants said that when the Irish came, the Irish said that when the Italians arrived, etc— (((Mike Glenn))) (@mrglenn) August 9, 2018
I bet the First Peoples (Native Americans) are & have been thinking the same thing for the last three hundred years. They never asked for a genocide of their own people by white settlers.— LeiliHana (@JumzyRau) August 9, 2018
Massive demographic changes the locals didn't like? Tell that to the Native Americans....— adrian hsieh (@accidentalflyer) August 9, 2018
Laura Ingraham admits she doesn't love America. https://t.co/9aEYMtyxjv— Will Wilkinson (@willwilkinson) August 9, 2018
People like Laura Ingraham said the same thing when my Greek ancestors came to America in the early 20th century. We were too “ethnic” (read: dirty) for people like Laura, who never understood that America is an idea; and not a race, religion or political party. https://t.co/X2VCyrqp5F— John Aravosis (@aravosis) August 9, 2018
Laura Ingraham is coming for that top spot on the Fox News White Nationalist Power Rankings. Tucker Carlson, watch your back! https://t.co/5U6wQum0Uy— Adam Best (@adamcbest) August 9, 2018
She just said the quiet part out loud again— Bob Kamanawanalea (@BKamanawanalea) August 9, 2018
The America she's nostalgic for never existed.— Laura Chapin (@LauraChapin) August 9, 2018
Ask Emmett Till's mother.
Most of us? Speak for yourself. I like living in a country that celebrates DIVERSITY & I hope most Americans agree. My family (both sides) have been here since the mid-1600s except for a few Irish stragglers in the 1800s. Feel free to leave. *Russia* is waiting so off you go! BYE— BlackeyedSusan (@chesscat48) August 9, 2018
when you build an immunity to regular racism and need that pure nazi shit— raandy (@randygdub) August 9, 2018
oh cool so fox news isn’t even trying to hide it anymore they’re just openly saying they want a white ethnostate . gotta hear both sides i guess !— TRILLIONAIRE (@maltyhops) August 9, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.