Nicolle Wallace’s apology for saying Trump called for ‘exterminating Latinos’ has serious problems

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace offered an apology of sorts for her on-air comment that President Donald Trump was “talking about exterminating Latinos.”

Wallace took to Twitter to issue her apology after discussing the president’s remarks and position on immigration with USA Today columnist Raul Reyes. Though the “Deadline: White House” anchor admitted she “misspoke,” and her comment was “unintentional,” she took another dig at Trump in her tweet, saying his words have been “intentional and constant.”

Reyes pointed to Trump’s use of the words “invasion” and “infestation” in referring to illegal immigration during the panel’s discussion on Monday’s show, following the two mass shootings that left over 30 people dead over the weekend. The El Paso, Texas shooter left a manifesto which appeared to indicate he was targeting the Hispanic community.

Trump has “basically declared open-season on Latinos because we are one of his favorite targets,” Reyes claimed. “Then he ramped up to the ‘invasion,’ warning people of a caravan and words like ‘infestation.’”

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“What do you do with an infestation? The natural conclusion is to attempt an extermination. So, to me, there’s very little distinction between his inciting this violence and the fact that it is now happening,” the NBC News contributor told Wallace. “Sad to say, it’s probably inevitable. He knows what he’s doing and this resonates with a portion of his base.”

Wallace claimed that, unlike Trump’s presidency, the administrations of former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama attempted to reach out to the Hispanic community.

“What do you do when, certainly, the last Republican president fought for, sought and — it’s not ideal — but had 44 percent of Latino voters? So politically powerful inside the last Republican administration,” she said before echoed Reyes’ point.

“President Obama used the power of the presidency to try to pass comprehensive immigration reform, with the Latino community, Latino leaders, at the table,” Wallace added. “You now have a president, as you said, talking about exterminating Latinos.”

Reyes responded by saying that it’s “not even a question of what this president could do.”

“It brings me no pleasure saying this. I just think with this administration, it is too late,” he said. “And it’s not even a political question because Obama, George W. Bush, H.W., all of the presidents in modern history have made sincere outreach to Latinos, whether or not their views happen to align with mainstream Latinos. They wanted them in their party. They wanted their support.”

The left continues to falsely blame the president and his rhetoric for inciting the tragic shootings over the weekend, even while reports have made it clear that the Dayton, Ohio shooter was an advocate of socialism, hated the president and supported Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

And the grandstanding about violence brought about by Trump’s remarks cone from the same people who are daily spewing hateful accusations on the air. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was targeted for his lack of action on gun legislation, with protesters showing up at his home to chant profanities and threats to stab him in his heart.

Wallace and her MSNBC cohorts, like Joe Scarborough, regularly vent their hatred of Trump and his supporters on the air.

Twitter users were not impressed with her so-called apology tweet on Tuesday and let her know she has plenty more to be sorry for.


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