MSNBC host Joy Reid belittled Floridians trying to escape Hurricane Ian, comparing them to illegal immigrants and suggesting it’s “ironic” they have to “pour over the borders” to get out of the state.
Reid made the comments on her show Tuesday, as Ian was strengthening into what is likely to be a catastrophic storm once it hits the Sunshine state.
Reid would have done well to test her messaging out by saying it in a mirror where she surely would have picked up on the fact that her claim is plain dumb.
But she didn’t. Instead, viewers were treated to this deep thought.
“It’s a bit ironic now that you might have Floridians having to pour over the borders and go north and get out of the state of Florida in the exact same crisis we have been talking about on a trolling level in that state for a long time,” she said.
Joy Reid Compares Florida Residents Fleeing Hurricane Ian to Illegal Immigration
The idea that people temporarily leaving their homes ahead of Hurricane Ian by evacuating to another part of the state or a neighboring state within their own country is akin to illegally entering another country altogether is as stupid as it sounds.
Which is exactly the kind of programming you’d expect from MSNBC.
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And Reid doubled down.
“And be careful about attacking people who have to move to save their own lives and safety, because you never know who, it’s your people that have to move, when it’s your people who have to migrate, when it’s your people who have to get on that road,” she continued.
“So just a thought.”
But there isn’t a ‘thought’ to be found anywhere in that statement. They aren’t evacuating to another country. And in a short period, everybody will be moving back to their home.
Joy Reid is already trying to falsely smear Gov. Ron DeSantis of trying to “own the libs” instead of preparing for Hurricane Ian.
It’s the latest attempt by the leftist media to politicize Hurricane Ian as a weapon against DeSantis. https://t.co/6Sd8mp6dyl
— CNSNews (@cnsnews) September 28, 2022
Accuses DeSantis of Owning the Libs
Rest assured, liberals in the media are hoping Hurricane Ian results in a catastrophic disaster. They can’t wait for any crisis that can be used to ‘own’ Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
They’ve put on their dancing shoes.
Remember, DeSantis had to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael all of 2021
— Javier Manjarres (@JavManjarres) September 27, 2022
Ironically, Reid suggested the hurricane will test DeSantis in a way he hasn’t been tested because he doesn’t work and spends most of his time allegedly on Fox News.
“Florida prepares for a monster storm, with landfall expected tomorrow,” she said during the broadcast. “Governor Ron DeSantis is going to be put to the test, forced to actually do his job. When he’s used to spending most of his time hanging out on Fox News and owning the libs.”
All while trying – and failing – to own DeSantis.
While it is true that he absolutely owns the libs, it’s usually a side benefit of doing his job. Left-wing hacks that infest the American media don’t like politicians that actually do what is good for their state or what is good for the country. That’s why he is so reviled by people like Joy Reid.
Bottom feeders like this will always have jobs on mainstream outlets as long as Republicans are successful at putting America first. Consider her continued presence to be a good sign.
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