Laura Ingraham and co-host claim Stacey Abrams’ “entitlement mentality” is the reason she called out racism

Ingraham: “It also speaks to a level of insecurity, I think, when you have to lead with that 'Look at me'”

From the April 4 edition of PodcastOne's The Laura Ingraham Show Podcast:

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LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Stacey Abrams was on Morning Joe, and she's claiming now that people dismiss her for one reason.

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INGRAHAM: Who has to say “I'm very smart” ?

RAYMOND ARROYO: I always --

INGRAHAM: Who has to say that?

ARROYO: I always get a little -- I always question people who are always talking about how, “Let me tell you how accomplished I -- Look, I'm an accomplished, strong man. I have real innovations that” --

INGRAHAM: Who's talking about your sturdy build? Who's talking about it? Nobody's talking about it.

ARROYO: But it's all about them.

INGRAHAM: It is, it's about them.

ARROYO: It's not about the voter.

INGRAHAM: It's not about the issues, it's about “Look at me, this is me, my truth” -- it's that same thing with “my truth.” It's a -- well, a kind of -- It's a -- you know, it's an attempt at coming across as confident, but underneath that is an insecurity, in my view. So, you -- “Look at me, you must look at me, look at me, look at what I look like,” and I'm like “Okay, I'm looking at you.” No one's -- no one's talking about what you --

ARROYO: We can't miss you. We can't miss you, It's okay.

INGRAHAM: -- We can't miss anyone, we don't care.

ARROYO: You're a human being, we see you. Now what?

INGRAHAM: Now what? Tell me what your ideas are.

ARROYO: But see, it is this -- it is a special status that is expected --

INGRAHAM: Yeah.

ARROYO: See, that's entitlement.

INGRAHAM: That's entitlement. That's an entitlement mentality.

ARROYO: Entitlement is me thinking, you know, as Wilton Gregory said today, who's the new archbishop of Washington --

INGRAHAM: Nightmare.

ARROYO: He said entitlement is when you drive up to an event and you're upset because they don't have a reserved parking spot for you. I've never experienced that entitlement, but I guess he has. It's this notion that you're entitled to things not based upon anything you've done --

INGRAHAM: And on your merit --

ARROYO: -- but merit is incidental. You walk in the door, and you are entitled to things, simply because of the way you look. That is not, I think, where America wants to be.

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It leads to an entitlement, if you believe “Well, because I look this way, beautiful, ugly, fat, white, black, red, pink, that somehow you must respond to me in a particular way, and if you don't, then I can come after you, or call you out in public.” That's ridiculous -- it's a ridiculous way of living.

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INGRAHAM: It also speaks to a level of insecurity, I think, when you have to lead with that “Look at me.”

ARROYO: Right.

INGRAHAM: “I'm a -- I'm a black woman with a sturdy build” -- I literally don't think anyone I know even cares about that, at all.

Previously:

Laura Ingraham claims her racist warning about demographic changes “had nothing to do with race or ethnicity”

Laura Ingraham asks if the cast of Hamilton is guilty of cultural appropriation for playing white people

Laura Ingraham guest: “African-Americans have been here since 1619, … and yet we haven’t fully assimilated African-American citizens”