A Fox host claimed on Wednesday that the United States has “been invaded” by “a rampaging horde” of undocumented immigrants and likened them to Nazis.
Todd Starnes, the host of his namesake radio present on Fox Nation, the conservative community’s subscription streaming service, stated The New York Times printed a “nasty hit job on those of us who work here at the Fox News corner of the world.” Starnes was referring to a chunk printed by the newspaper on Sunday with the headline, “How the El Paso Killer Echoed the Incendiary Words of Conservative Media Stars.”
Starnes defined that The Times said that the El Paso mass shooter echoed a number of the phrases that Fox News personalities have used, and owned as much as it.
“Specifically it’s a word that I’ve been using for years now about what’s happening at our border and I do believe that we have been invaded,” Starnes stated, “That we have been invaded by a horde, a rampaging horde, of illegal aliens.”
Starnes continued that “this has been a slow-moving invasion,” and that he believes “that is a fair description of what we have suffered here in this country,” as a result of the U.S. has spent “billions and billions of our tax dollars taking care of the illegals.”
The radio host then stated American households have been victims of crimes by unlawful aliens, who should not all violent however “a good many are.”
“When you go back in time and when you look at what an invasion is, whether it’s the Nazis invading France and western Europe,” Starnes stated, “Whether the Muslims were invading a country back in the early years, it was an invasion.”
Starnes went on to elucidate what his definition of an invasion is: “Well when you have one group of people, it doesn’t matter if its 25 or if it’s 25,000, but when you have one group of people crossing the border of another country without that country’s permission, in my estimation that is in fact what we would call an invasion.”
He concluded that “people used to fight wars over stuff like that.”
The Times‘ evaluation discovered that the El Paso gunman’s manifesto contained phrases like “invasion” which might be generally utilized by right-wing media members. The newspaper quoted Starnes as saying in May 2017, “They used to call that an invasion. And they used to fight wars over stuff like that. But these days it’s a voter registration drive for the D.N.C. [Democratic National Convention].”
Starnes made it clear on his radio present that he believes undocumented immigrants are invading the U.S., and illustrated it with a Nazi comparability.
American creator Molly Jong-Fast remarked about Starnes, “Omg, Who is this monster.”