We’ve seen a lot of liberal bad takes about illegal aliens being shipped to Martha’s Vineyard. Everything from claiming that sending people to the liberal vacation enclave was “deeply sick and dehumanizing”(MSNBC’s Chris Hayes) to comparing the action to the Holocaust (CNN).
Meanwhile, California Gov. Newsom wants to have Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis investigated for his actions because somehow it was wrong when DeSantis ships them to liberals but it isn’t wrong when Joe Biden ships people in the middle of the night all over the country. Biden called the actions of DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott “un-American.” But I guess his own actions are not.
But the take from the founder of a Venezuelan refugee organization that was highlighted by NBC in a tweet and an article on Friday was truly a bad take on what was really in their minds.
After Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent two planes of mostly Venezuelan asylum-seekers to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, advertising executive Max Lefeld slammed the move as a political stunt.
“It’s like me taking my trash out and just driving to different areas where I live and just throwing my trash there,” said Lefeld, a Venezuelan American who’s a founding member of the Casa Venezuela Dallas foundation, which helps recent refugees.
What are you thinking when you equate illegal aliens to trash when they are sent to your neighborhood? Talk about extreme NIMBY. But how does someone who is a founder of a Venezuelan refugee group say something like that? That doesn’t make DeSantis look bad, it makes Lefeld look bad for saying such a disgusting thing. It’s also a window into what he’s truly thinking.
But perhaps more importantly, why did NBC think that this was the thing in the article to highlight with a tweet on Twitter? And if they think DeSantis is bad for giving people a ride to a vacation paradise, maybe they need to check what’s going on in their minds when they choose to highlight things like this. They tried to run a slam on DeSantis but only ended up making themselves look worse.