Lou Dobbs called out George Soros and the “pervasive” funding efforts by the left-wing billionaire that “work against sovereignty.”
The Fox Business Network host spoke about the efforts by Soros to fund an anti-American agenda during a discussion with political commentator and author Michelle Malkin on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” Wednesday.
(Video: Fox Business)
Dobbs brought up the role Soros is playing “in the funding of all of the activities that seem to persist, despite almost every effort to stop illegal immigration, to secure borders, to bring law and order and respect for the nation to our society.”
Malkin – whose newest book, “Open Borders, Inc.: Who’s Funding America’s Destruction?” dubbed Soros the “CEO of Open Borders Inc.” – told Dobbs “we have a deliberate chaos that has been imposed upon our country” by the 89-year-old liberal investor and philanthropist whom she said has poured billions into his network of non-profit Open Society Foundations.
“There is a larger agenda at work,” Malkin said.
“And George Soros himself… explicitly says the idea of sovereignty, something that so many of us who are children of legal immigrants, for example, respect as a fundamental precept for the survival of a country, sovereignty to George Soros is quote-unquote an obstacle,” she added. “And he has created an entire infrastructure of tax-exempt nonprofits to do his bidding.”
Dobbs agreed about the impact Soros has had on the country.
“It’s extraordinary and I think most people, and I’ll include myself, can’t conceive of why a man would fund efforts that would work against sovereignty, work against our laws – there are laws against illegal immigration,” he said.
“And to see his tentacles reach out into various non-government organizations and nonprofits that are working with everything from the Koch Brothers to the Southern Poverty Law Center, as you document through this book,” Dobbs added. “It’s stunning to see how pervasive and how successful he has been with his strategy.”
Malkin contended that Soros could not accomplish his agenda “all on his own,” citing special interest groups including the “Koch Brothers on the right, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and any number of international organizations from the United Nations to the European Union and here, the entire legal community.”
“You wonder why there are “Know Your Rights” seminars immediately at the border working bi-nationally to confirm more rights on illegal aliens than American citizens themselves,” she said.
Critics missed the forest for the trees and immediately attacked Dobbs for his “tentacles” reference to Soros, accusing him of using a longstanding anti-Semitic trope against the Jewish billionaire who was born in Hungary.
Back in the 1930s, Nazi propaganda used imagery of a Jewish octopus that spanned the globe and wrapped up political institutions and organizations.
Lou Dobbs, meanwhile, just casually tossed out that same trope tonight.https://t.co/OIPIS0JMdY
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) September 12, 2019
Lou Dobbs Is really fucking antisemitic https://t.co/nwfif1bENc
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) September 12, 2019
The use of “tentacles” to describe wealthy Jews has been used in anti-Semitic rhetoric since the 1930s. https://t.co/qwvmQ9CscF
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) September 12, 2019
Meanwhile, plenty of Twitter users called out the left’s hypocrisy in condemning Dobbs for the remark.
Selective in your condemnation
— Patricia Brown (@browngriselda53) September 12, 2019
This narrative of this post is twisted and false. Soros’s religion or nationality has nothing to do with Lou Dobb’s statement. But by all means, keep defending your beloved puppet master.
— Jim King (@jimking1001) September 12, 2019
It’s possible to hate George Soros’ tentacles and not be an anti-Semite. I do it all the time. Soros is a menace and should be treated as such. Lou Dobbs isn’t funding antifa. Soros is.
— ImportantNobody (@dtrm64) September 12, 2019
Dobbs is absolutely correct
— Jo Marshall (@JobadjobadJo) September 12, 2019
Oh, look, a “conservative” thinks you’re an anti-semite if you criticize…..George Soros. https://t.co/K923UPeE1V
— john jackson (@pvtjokerus) September 12, 2019
I am Jewish and I criticize Soros. It is not anti-Semitic to criticize Soros.
— Stewart Lieber (@ltdad613) September 12, 2019
Same here. I can’t stand Soros! He said it’s a dog whistle because Dobbs said “tentacles.” Mandel is trying to make the connection that antisemites say Jews have horns with Dobbs’ use of “tentacles.” Which I get, but I know what Dobbs was saying, and I don’t find it antisemitic.
— Common Sense Gal (@EizeShtuyot) September 12, 2019
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