Megyn Kelly hosted Ann Coulter, her favorite “immigration expert” right behind Donald Trump, for a hate mongering twofer given that Coulter was there specifically to validate Trump’s visit to the Mexican border.
Coulter’s latest book, a screed against Mexican immigration, may well be the book Trump wishes he had written. From Media Matters:
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Coulter’s new book cites a long list of racist and white nationalist extremists, repeatedly referencing the conservative anti-immigration think tank Center for Immigration Studies. Coulter’s other sources include Peter Brimelow, the English white nationalist who founded the racist blog VDARE and Robert Spencer, co-founder of the anti-Muslim hate group Stop Islamization of America. In fact, Coulter has credited Brimelow with inspiring her anti-immigration views.
The segment started with José Antonio Vargas, a typical Fox News tactic that allows only the conservative a chance to rebut.
"We need a solution," for immigration, Vargas said, but “Donald Trump spewing ignorant and hateful things at the border is not that solution.”
Kelly made like she couldn’t think of anything hateful that Trump has said. “What is the hate? Get specific, Jose,” she commanded. “What, specifically did he say that was … hateful?” As if she didn't know a slew of companies have refused to be associated with him in the wake of his claim that Mexicans in the U.S. are rapists and drug dealers.
Kelly proceeded to defend Trump in ways that, frankly, I think Vargas should have called her out on.
Of course, Kelly had no problem with Coulter calling Trump “fantastic.” Nor did Kelly challenge Coulter's claim that “He’ll probably get more of those votes than any other Republican running right now.”
Then Coulter began attacking Vargas. She sneered sarcastically that it “must be awful living in the shadows,” given how successful and public he is. That got a chuckle from Kelly.
But Kelly really laughed after Coulter said she thought Trump should arrest Vargas.
"How about getting Donald Trump to arrest José? We could start right there," Coulter said.
Watch Kelly’s hearty laughter at this “joke,” above, from the July 23 The Kelly File.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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