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Laura Ingraham disavows white nationalist, David Duke support

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On her show Thursday
night, Laura Ingraham disavowed her white supremacist
supporters.


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  • Fox News host Laura Ingraham walked back her recent
    statement that the “America we know and love doesn’t exist
    anymore” due to “demographic changes.”
  • The “Ingraham Angle” host disavowed the support she
    received from white supremacists, saying they were “distorting
    my views.”
  • She said she “made explicitly clear that my commentary
    had nothing to do with race and ethnicity.” 

Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Thursday walked back statements
on immigration that sparked fury and prompted many critics to
label her a “racist.”


On “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday night
, the Fox News host
said the “America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore” due to
“massive demographic changes.”

White supremacists lauded Ingraham for her comments, including
ex-Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, who wrote just minutes after
the segment that it was “one of the most important (truthful)
monologues in the history of the MSM.” He later deleted that
tweet. 

But the mainstream reaction was distinctly negative, with some
even calling for a boycott of the companies that advertise on
Ingraham’s show. 

At the top of her show Thursday night, Ingraham addressed the
outrage and disavowed the support she had received from white
nationalists. She also appeared to reference Duke, though didn’t
actually name him. 

“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,” Ingraham said. 

Ingraham then walked back her statements, pointing out that she
later clarified on the show that “it’s not about race or
ethnicity.”

“The purpose of last night’s 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,” she said.

Ingraham went on to say that she thinks merit-based immigration
“does wonders for our country’s economy, our way of life and how
we define our country.” 

She ended her monologue by saying that her “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.”

Ingraham’s comments did little to stymie the public outrage over
her initial comments. 

Conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp tweeted that Ingraham
“EXPLICITLY” said that “even legal immigrants were why America is
unrecognizable.” 

“You don’t get [to] take backsies,” she wrote. 

After Ingraham’s initial comments, a wave of people took their
outrage to Twitter. Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump’s
short-lived communications director, called Ingraham’s comments
“ignorant” in an interview on CNN

Here’s a roundup of Twitter criticism:

 

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