Laura Ingraham claims her racist warning about demographic changes "had nothing to do with race or ethnicity"
Ingraham claims white nationalists who praised her racist tirade were "distorting my views"
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From the August 9 edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle:
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LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): I want to start tonight by addressing my commentary at the top of last night's show.
A message to those who are distorting my views, including all white nationalists, and especially one racist freak whose name I will not even mention. You do not have my support. You don't represent my views, and you are antithetical to the beliefs I hold dear.
The purpose of last nights angle was to point out that the rule of law, meaning secure borders, is something that used to bind our country together.
And despite what some may be contending, I made explicitly clear that my commentary had nothing to do with race or ethnicity, but rather a shared goal of keeping America safe, and her citizens safe and prosperous.
Furthermore, as I have said repeatedly on the show, merit-based immigration does wonders for our country's economy, our way of life, and how we define our country.
I even said that in my opening thoughts last night. I want to make it really clear that my concern will continue to remain with the families who have suffered the tragic results of illegal immigration. The children put in dangerous and unfair situations at the border, and all those border agents around the country who work to keep our country safe.