‘Shameless, sleazy exploitation’: Geraldo explodes over DeSantis sending illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard

“The Five” panelist Geraldo Rivera despicably blasted Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) on Friday for flying two planeloads of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, calling it a “wicked, clever, shameless, sleazy exploitation” of them.

(Video Credit: Fox News)

Two planes carrying approximately 50 illegal immigrants touched down at the resort’s airport on Wednesday, igniting outrage among leftist elitists over DeSantis daring to send their problem to their door. Martha’s Vineyard is infamously the playground for those such as the Kennedys and the Obamas.

The move by DeSantis is in line with Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) sending busloads of illegal immigrants to blue states and Washington, DC. Abbott also just dropped off a number of them in front of Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence.

Leftists were incensed over DeSantis’ nerve and decried it as “probably” illegal which most contend is not true. Governor Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) is ridiculously calling for the DOJ to slap him with kidnapping charges for something that the Biden administration has done continually since in office.

As usual, Rivera was alone in his outrage over the actions of conservative leaders. He expressed his utter disgust and disdain for a man who could one day be president of the United States.

“The Democrats have the House. They have the Senate. They have the Oval. We’ve got the highest immigration we have seen in the history of this country. Donald Trump brought illegal crossings to a 40-year low. So, now we’ve got people dying to get here… 800 bodies apparently in the last year. Isn’t it incumbent on this president to try to make sure that these people don’t die coming here? To do something?” co-host Jeanine Pirro asked Geraldo Rivera.

As expected, Geraldo then deflected, going after DeSantis rather than answering the question.

“First of all judge, I have to say – I say this with the deepest respect of the people on this panel, I love every one of you – but this was a wicked, clever, shameless, sleazy exploitation of these people,” he said referring to the Florida governor.

“If DeSantis really cared about them, he could have flown them top Joint Base Cape Cod where they ended up anyway, rather than using these human beings as a prop to defame Martha’s Vineyard or to expose Martha’s Vineyard’s, you know, elitism,” Rivera whined.

He then went on to assert that DeSantis “gave satisfaction to people at the expense of those who were transported.”

“It was wicked clever, no doubt about it. We’re all talking about it. The whole world is talking about it, judge. But this was low,” he railed. “If we don’t see what DeSantis is doing here, it’s playing with our emotions, then we are naive.”

Pirro then asked him, “At what point does the administration actually deal with this overrun border that we have? And if these people are not willing to deal with it, we have to put it in front of them.”

“But you don’t use humans,” Rivera argued.

Pirro wanted to know why the Democrats don’t resolve the issue of out-of-control illegal immigration since they have the power, which is a question many, many Americans want to be answered.

Rivera would later go on to tweet, “Despite the sleazy motivation to perpetrate the current immigration stunt, governors DeSantis and Abbott have succeeded in making the problem front page news. I challenge those hungry, hugely ambitious politicians to come up with specific policies to alleviate the border crisis.”

Note to Geraldo, that is the purview of Congress, not state governors.

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