Nicolle Wallace host of “Deadline: White House” on MSNBC, issued an apology Tuesday evening over remarks made during her show that President Trump has been “talking about exterminating Latinos.”
“What do you do with an infestation? With an infestation, the natural conclusion is to attempt an extermination,” USA Today opinion columnist Raul Reyes, a guest of Nicolle Wallace said following a segment of examples of Trump’s rhetoric towards Latinos and illegal immigrants like describing the caravan that was heading to the U.S. southern border as an “infestation.”
“So, to me, there’s very little distinction between his inciting this violence and the fact it’s now happening,” continued Raul Reyes.
“What do you do when, certainly, the last Republican president fought for, sought and — it’s not ideal — but had 44 percent of Latino voters. So politically powerful inside the last Republican administration,” Nicolle Wallace then responded.
“President Obama used the power of the presidency to try to pass comprehensive immigration reform, with the Latino community, Latino leaders, at the table. You now have a president, as you said, talking about exterminating Latinos,” continued Wallace.
Below is the statement from Nicolle Wallace on twitter:
“I misspoke about Trump calling for an extermination of Latinos. My mistake was unintentional and I’m sorry. Trump’s constant assault on people of color and his use of the word “invasion” to describe the flow of immigrants is intentional and constant.”
I misspoke about Trump calling for an extermination of Latinos. My mistake was unintentional and I’m sorry. Trump’s constant assault on people of color and his use of the word “invasion” to describe the flow of immigrants is intentional and constant.
— Nicolle Wallace (@NicolleDWallace) August 7, 2019