During his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump spoke briefly of the crimes committed by illegal immigrants, and highlighted the tragic story of two young girls from Long Island, New York, who had been brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members, an especially savage central American gang.
The four grief-stricken parents of those two girls were honored guests of the president and first lady at the speech, and they received a heartfelt standing ovation from the majority of the crowd for their bravery and strength in spite of their horrific loss — though many Democrats refused to applaud and remained seated.
After the speech, MSNBC host Joy Reid took issue with Trump’s highlighting of illegal immigrant crime and mention of the murderous MS-13 gang, who she claimed were all but unknown to anyone outside of Fox News viewers, according to The Washington Times.
“He gives a speech tonight, in which he makes it sound like the biggest issue in the United States, the biggest threat is MS-13, a gang nobody that doesn’t watch Fox News has ever heard of,” Reid stated. “So he makes it sound like they’re the biggest threat.”
.@JoyAnnReid thinks nobody outside of Fox News viewers has ever heard of MS-13 before.
Also, listen to Chris Matthews egg her on.
What a circus. lol pic.twitter.com/ndvcACXY5v
— Based Monitored 🇺🇸🇮🇪 (@BasedMonitored) February 1, 2018
Set aside for a moment her unwitting admission that mainstream media networks aren’t covering serious stories that matter to their viewers, such as a murderous gang composed largely of illegal immigrants who prey on other immigrants and American citizens, or her ignorance of the reams of non-Fox produced documentaries about the gang, and consider how marginalized Reid’s comment would make victims of the gang feel.
According to TheBlaze, that is what Fox News host Laura Ingraham wanted to know of the parents of one of the murdered girls, Elizabeth Alvarado and Robert Mickens, who joined her on her program Wednesday evening.
Asked to respond to Reid’s comments, Alvarado could only roll her eyes and shake her head as she initially said she had “no words.”
“These are gang members that just, you know, decided to be a judge and a jury to take my daughter out like that,” Alvarado said. “It’s unacceptable. I don’t want it to happen to anyone else’s family, but something needs to be done.”
Mickens was asked how he felt about all of the Democrats who remained seated and refused to applaud while they and their slain daughters were honored, an obvious slight he didn’t appreciate one bit.
“I felt it was very disrespectful,” Mickens said. “For the simple fact that the Democrats who … did not stand up were African-Americans. So that hurts me a lot to show that they did not have respect.”
“Regardless of how they feel about the president,” he added, “they should show the respect because I would show them the respect if that was their loved one.”
Both parents also expressed how honored they were to not only meet with, but be invited guests of the president at his State of the Union address, and described him as being a very “nice” and “genuine” person who cared about the ordeal they had suffered through.
Reid knows nothing outside of her hatred for Trump, and her trivialization of the heartbreaking loss and intense pain felt by these parents and the families of thousands of other victims of MS-13 and other violent gangs makes her staunch anti-Trump bias all the more shameful … if she even understands what shame is anymore.
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