Following an earlier segment on Fox & Friends, Trump made bigoted remarks attacking Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), telling them to “go back” to “crime infested places from which they came.”
About 20 minutes before this morning's grotesque Trump rant, Fox & Friends ran a segment about “the Squad” and aired comments Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley (both born in the U.S.) made at Netroots Nation.
Left, Fox & Friends Sunday, 8:06 a.m.
Right, Trump, 8:27 a.m. pic.twitter.com/BPClb9Ir1x
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) July 14, 2019
While many commentators noted the open racism of Trump's remarks, Fox & Friends praised Trump for “making an important point,” even laughing along as they read what he wrote.
From the July 14 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
Fox & Friends laughs while reading Trump's bigoted “go back to Africa” tweets: Trump is “very comedic” and he is “making an important point” pic.twitter.com/T0mLYQxvmC
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) July 14, 2019