President Obama’s primetime speech Thursday night caused feelings of anger for many, and not only because he granted de-facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.
During the speech the president referred to illegals as “workers who pick our fruit and make our beds.” Astounding when you consider this was a prepared speech written, read and edited by a team of professionals who somehow allowed that line to get through.
He also mentioned a young woman named Astrid Silva, who was brought to America by her parents at the age of four, became a great student and is working on her third degree from college.
“Her father worked in landscaping. Her mom cleaned other people’s homes,” he said in describing her parents.
That was enough to set the Twittersphere on fire with at least one person referring to it as the most racist speech since Woodrow Wilson.
So far Obama has classified illegals as fruit pickers, house cleaners, and landscapers #racistmuch
— Morgan Grace (@veracity81) November 21, 2014
Obama just implied illegals ONLY work as maids & fruit-pickers #JobsNotAmnesty
— Doc Thompson (@DocThompsonShow) November 21, 2014
Obama characterizing Latinos as “bed makers” and “fruit pickers” isn’t stereotypical and bigoted at all. No. No.
— Matt Murphy (@mattmurphyshow) November 21, 2014
Obama calls Latinos fruit pickers and bed makers, but yet Republicans are the “racists”
— Dakota Benton (@dakota_benton) November 21, 2014
And why does Obama think that we’re all fruit pickers?
— SúperLEGALImmigrant (@SuperAndrea) November 21, 2014
With his “bed makers” and “fruit pickers” designation, is Obama’s speech the most racist since Woodrow Wilson?
— AmishDude (@TheAmishDude) November 21, 2014