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Conservative icon: Obama wants Americans to die from Ebola in order to make US more like Africa

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In an interview with World Net Daily’s Paul Bremmer, conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly claimed that President Barack Obama is allowing people infected with Ebola to enter the United States in order to make the country more like Africa, Right Wing Watch reports.

“There are all kinds of diseases in the rest of the world, and we don’t want them in this country,” she said, “and it’s Obama’s job to keep them out.”

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“Out of all the things he’s done,” Schlafly continued, “I think this thing of letting these diseased people into this country to infect our own people is just the most outrageous of all.”

After a brief interlude in which she discussed the mid-20th Century communist Antonio Gramsci and what she believes were his plans to undermine America from within, Schlafly noted that the point of Ellis Island was “to have a waiting place where it was decided whether people were healthy enough or responsible enough to come into our country,” she said. “The idea that anybody can just walk in and carry this disease with them is just an outrage, and it is Obama’s fault because he’s responsible for doing it.”

The problem, Schlafly said, is that the president doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism.

“Obama doesn’t want America to believe that we’re exceptional. He wants us to be just like everybody else, and if Africa is suffering from Ebola, we ought to join the group and be suffering from it, too. That’s his attitude.”

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