NPR Host Maria Hinojosa Brings Holocaust Analogies to Trump Spox Who Said ‘Illegals’

‘I learned it from Elie Wiesel, who survived the Holocaust, who said, you know what, the first thing they did was that they declared the Jews to be an illegal people’

NPR Host Maria Hinojosa Brings Holocaust Analogies to Trump Spokesman Who Said ‘Illegals’ (NewsBusters)

Via Trent Baker, we learned NPR’s anchor/activist Maria Hinojosa uncorked wacky Holocaust analogies on MSNBC on Saturday morning. Trump surrogate Steve Cortes dared to use the word “illegals” in a panel discussion, and Hinojosa made faces and broke out the language-police lecture. Somehow, it’s okay for Hinojosa to compare Trump to the Nazis and imply illegal aliens fear death camps, but you can’t say “illegal alien.”

Joy Reid asked Cortes: “What do you think the politics would look like if, let's say, a year from now, people were watching the nightly news and seeing homes being raided and you know, screaming children being dragged out and grandmas being deported. What does that do to the politics of a party that does need to grow its nonwhite base?” Cortes said only criminal aliens should fear immediate deportation, and then used the I-word.

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