Fox News personality Laura Ingraham attempted to excuse away white supremacy on Wednesday.
The topic of white supremacy came up after a 1971 Playboy magazine interview with actor John Wayne went viral.
“I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility,” Wayne said. “I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.”
Ingraham likened criticism of Wayne to taking down statues honoring the racism of Confederate generals in the Civil War.
“They’re either defacing statues or pulling them down,”
“This is what the Taliban does. The Taliban used to rip down historical markers, destroy churches, ISIS did the same thing, does the same thing,” Ingraham argued.
"I believe in white supremacy": John Wayne’s notorious 1971 Playboy interview goes viral on Twitter https://t.co/D8GMeiKLKZ
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