Former White House communications shop head Anthony Scaramucci delivered a harsh appraisal of Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s Wednesday night attack on immigrants, calling her editorial comments “un-American.”
Appearing on CNN with host Wolf Blitzer, the New York businessman who spent a brief 11 days working for President Donald Trump in the White House before leaving after an expletive-filled interview with a writer, was blunt in his assessment of Ingraham’s rant.
According to the way Ingraham sees a changing U.S. population, “The America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don’t like.”
To get her nativist point across, she added, “This is related to both illegal and, in some cases, legal immigration that, of course, progressives love.”
Asked about the Fox News personality’s comments, Scaramucci hearkened back to another famous radio bigot from the 1930’s and 40’s: Father Charles Coughlin.
“I’m super not happy with that,” Scaramucci began. “I like her as a person, but if you remember Father Coughlin in the 1930’s — my grandparents certainly remember him.”
“It’s the same rhetoric, it’s the same sentence structure it’s the same level of xenophobia that, frankly, my immigrant grandparents faced as Italian-Americans,” he explained. “I’m not in love with it. I love the concept of America, the ideas of America, the great American experiment.”
“I wish she wouldn’t talk like that because it sounds ignorant, ” he said of Ingraham. “And it is unfortunate, particularly when you know your grandparent’s generation story. I hope she walks it back, I hope she realizes what she said is not — it’s against the American values that she is supposedly touting.”
“It may get a lot of media attention, Wolf, but I really think it is un-American and, by and large, most Americans are great people and they don’t like that nonsense,” he concluded.
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