Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., is taking a lot of heat after sharing his take on what illegal immigrants are capable of achieving.
A remark that would have been on the front page of the New York Times, had it been uttered by President Donald Trump.
Speaking Tuesday at a “coffee with your congressman” event in the wealthy suburb of Hillsborough, the first-term Democrat said that illegal immigrants are needed for menial jobs like “mowing our beautiful lawns,” the Washington Examiner reported.
“There are a lot of jobs in our community, that like it or not, for better or for worse, Americans are not willing to take,” Malinowski said. “Who do you think is taking care of our seniors? Who do you think is mowing our beautiful lawns in Somerset County?”
“We don’t usually ask, but a lot of those workers are undocumented,” he continued. “There are just not a lot of kids who, sorry, from Montgomery High, who are going to be doing that full time. You guys are going into robotics, for goodness’ sake.”
The crowd of elitist liberals laughed at the assertion.
The congressman was excited when an audience member confirmed his theory, telling him he works at Code Ninjas, a company that teaches coding to children.
“You work at Code Ninjas — exactly,” Rep. Malinowski responded. “You’re a bunch of elitists! You’re not going to mow lawns.”
Democrats regularly denounce President Trump, taking his comments about some illegal immigrants with criminal backgrounds out of context , and insisting he’s racist and sees “brown people” in a limited capacity, yet Malinowski voiced that very opinion in a clear and concise manner.
This coming from the camp that exploits illegal immigrants daily for political gain, all the while speaking eloquently about their high aspirations and what they have to offer America — and Malinowski just confirmed that it’s all lip service.
Malinowski, who has backed impeaching Trump, is running for reelection in a swing district — reportedly the fifth wealthiest congressional district in the country — that he flipped in 2018, even though it historically trends Republican.
The National Republican Congressional Committee wasted little time jumping on the video to call attention to the opposition’s hypocrisy.
— NRCC (@NRCC) August 22, 2019
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter, with social media users pointing out who the real racists might be:
— Randy Bramel (@rbramel) August 22, 2019
So now the truth comes out…
— Radix Evellere (@rootout) August 22, 2019
Joe (“You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian Accent”) Biden’s running mate?
Between the two, I’m predicting a poor voter turnout from Indians and/or illegal immigrants.
— Chris Clinkinbeard (@Clinkin53) August 23, 2019
He flatters his rich liberal audience that they’re too good to spend 45 minutes outside once a week. And they eat it up. He’s the Jersey John Kerry.
— CamperWatcher27 (@CamperWatcher27) August 22, 2019
The laughing is horrible… pic.twitter.com/Nz1parjdXr
— Tracy Nickels-Bishop (@JusticeBlaze) August 22, 2019
What?? My friends run a landscaping business… and my son mows lawns… so out of touch
— Jennifer (@jennboymom) August 22, 2019
Will that’s… racist.
Also, a job that is ultimately going to be taken over by machines.
Why pay somebody to mow your lawn when a robot will do it for free?
— Russkie Botski (@WangHongLo) August 22, 2019
The only person of color in his neighborhood is mowing his lawn..
— Rob (@RobertC02847447) August 22, 2019
if he makes his next fundraising appearance in blackface, he may become the next governor of virginia
— Every Cow Fart Is A Policy Failure (@jer2911tx) August 22, 2019
How is this not a completely racist statement? These guys are unreal
— ???????3.14 (@scoots2112) August 22, 2019
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