So Tom Brokaw was on Meet the Press today and he really let his inner racist flag fly. It wasn’t the first time I had gotten a glimpse of the hateful, small-minded man he has aged to be, but it was definitely the most defining.
Video: @TomBrokaw warns opposition to more Hispanics in U.S. fueled by intolerant Republicans. “I hear, when I push people a little harder, ‘I don’t know whether I want brown grand babies.’” #MTP pic.twitter.com/sNJ8lxRcm3
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) January 27, 2019
“And a lot of this we don’t want to talk about but the fact is, on the Republican side, a lot of people see the rise of an extraordinary new important constituency in American politics, Hispanics. Who will come here and all be Democrats. Also, I hear, when I push people a little harder, I don’t know if I want brown grandbabies. I mean, that’s also a part of it. It’s the intermarriage that is going on and the cultures that are conflicting with each other. I also happen to believe that the Hispanics should work harder at assimilation. That’s one of the things I’ve been saying for a long time. You know, they ought to not just be codified in their communities but make sure that all of their kids are learning to speak English and that they feel comfortable in the communities, and that’s going to take outreach on both sides, frankly.”
And what did Chuck Todd say in response to such blatant racism?
Tom Brokaw does NOT get a pass for aging into a blatant racist. But you know, Chuck Todd needs to be hauled out and shamed as well.
Brokaw (who is two years older than my mother and she was SHOCKED by what he said) has been letting his Trump loving right wing nut job flag fly for the last several years. And Chuck Todd invited him on to spew his predictable racist bullshit and didn’t bat an eye.
Didn’t bat an eye.
Dear People Defending Tom Brokaw:
There is no political discussion that includes the concepts of “don’t want brown grandbabies”, “intermarriage”, “cultural mixing”, and “Hispanics need to assimilate” that is anything but racist. They are all one and the same. Just stop.