Joy Reid says only Fox viewers have heard of MS-13. Parents of girl killed by the gang hit back.
MSNBC host Joy Reid on Tuesday night said that only viewers of Fox News know about MS-13, and couldn’t understand why President Donald Trump spoke of the dangerous gang during his State of the Union address.
What’s the background?
Trump, during his Tuesday night speech, noted the attendance of two sets of parents whose daughters were killed by violent MS-13 gang members, saying that many gang members “took advantage of glaring loopholes in our laws to enter the country as unaccompanied alien minors.”
He added, “I am calling on the Congress to finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed MS-13, and other criminals, to break into our country.”
Reid, in her SOTU post-mortem with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, didn’t seem to understand that MS-13 is widely known — and feared — across the U.S.
“He gives a speech tonight, in which he makes it sound like the biggest issue in the United States, the biggest threat is MS-13, a gang nobody that doesn’t watch Fox News has ever heard of,” Reid said. “So he makes it sound like they’re the biggest threat.”
.@JoyAnnReid thinks nobody outside of Fox News viewers has ever heard of MS-13 before.
Also, listen to Chris Matthews egg her on.
What a circus. lol pic.twitter.com/ndvcACXY5v