MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace promoted dangerous rhetoric on Tuesday when she falsely claimed that President Donald Trump was "talking about exterminating Latinos."
Raul Reyes, who frequently appears on CNN, attacked the president for his rhetoric surrounding illegal immigrants, falsely suggesting that Trump called immigrants an "infestation."
The president used that word when he was discussing cities that were overrun with MS-13 gang members, whose motto is "kill, rape, control."
"When we have an 'infestation' of MS-13 GANGS in certain parts of our country, who do we send to get them out? ICE!" Trump tweeted. "They are tougher and smarter than these rough criminal elelments that bad immigration laws allow into our country. Dems do not appreciate the great job they do!"
"What do you do when, certainly, the last Republican president fought for, sought and it's not ideal but had 44% of Latino voters," Wallace said. "So politically powerful inside the last Republican administration. President Obama used the power of the presidency to try to pass comprehensive immigration reform, with the Latino community, Latino leaders, at the table."
"You now have a president, as you said, talking about exterminating Latinos," Wallace falsely claimed.
Wallace's remarks, which come at a time when many in the media claim to stand against inflammatory rhetoric, were widely condemned.
Host Jason Rantz tweeted: "You have to be a special kind of hack to make an outrageous comment like this. And you know what? That's exactly what Nicolle Wallace is."
NewsBusters Managing Editor Curtis Houck tweeted: "Perhaps Nicolle Wallace should watch her rhetoric. For all the talk she and her colleagues offer up about how the President's a dictator, using the word 'exterminate' takes matters to another level and is truly the kind of rhetoric that's unacceptable."
RNC Rapid Response Director Steve Guest tweeted: "While @realDonaldTrump calls for national unity, this is what is going on over at MSNBC. This is is completely unhinged, inflammatory, and patently ridiculous rhetoric."