Rashida Tlaib responded to the outrage over recent appalling remarks by saying her critics are “racist idiots” who need to be spoken to at an elementary school level.
Her statement is the most crystal clear example of projection we have seen in quite some time.
Representative Tlaib set off a firestorm when an interview with the Yahoo News podcast ‘Skullduggery’ was released on Friday. During the segment, Tlaib suggested she gets a “calming feeling” when thinking about the Holocaust because Palestinians created a “safe haven” for some Jewish people.
Critics noted that the average American doesn’t typically refer to the horrors of the Holocaust as ‘calming’ and that the Palestinians actually massacred Jews during that time, allying with the Nazis during World War II.
— MRCTV.org (@mrctv) May 13, 2019
Tlaib received significant blowback for her comments which were equal parts ignorance and anti-Semitism. Chief among those critics was President Donald Trump, who blasted the Michigan Rep. for her “horrible and highly insensitive statement.”
“She obviously has tremendous hatred of Israel and the Jewish people,” he wrote. “Can you imagine what would happen if I ever said what she said, and says?”
The Democrat condemnation would be a 24/7 assault. And, with all due respect, would be thoroughly justified when you consider that nature of these reprehensible remarks.
President Trump, however, isn’t an anti-Semite, a condition of bigotry owned wholly by the Democrat party and colleagues such as Tlaib and Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
Tlaib Fires Back
Remarkably, Tlaib is showing no signs of remorse for her ‘calming’ Holocaust remarks, instead suggesting that her critics – like Trump – are nothing more than “racist idiots.”
In an appearance on “Late Night” with host Seth Meyers, Tlaib claimed she had received a message from an old friend who had some advice for her on how to better speak her mind.
“You know, I got a text from a friend who’s like, ‘Hey, next time, you know, really clarify. Maybe talk like a fourth grader because maybe the racist idiots would understand you better,'” she said.
On @LateNightSeth, @RashidaTlaib: “I got a text message from a friend who’s like, ‘Hey, next time, you know, really clarify. Maybe talk like a fourth grader because maybe the racist idiots would understand you better.’” #LNSM pic.twitter.com/XxAlzluR52
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) May 14, 2019
No word on if the text message was actually sent by Tlaib herself.
Maybe next time, don’t make your vile hatred of the Jewish people so obvious. There’s that option as well.