Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib doubled down Monday on comments about the Holocaust that sparked backlash.
Speaking to late-night TV host Seth Meyers, Tlaib argued that she shouldn’t have to speak like a “fourth grader” to make sure that “racist idiots” understand what she means.
Fox News anchor Sandra Smith replayed Tlaib’s comments Tuesday on “America’s Newsroom.”
“There is something like in many ways beautiful about that my ancestors, many had died or had to give up their livelihood, human dignity, to provide a safe haven for Jews in our world,” Tlaib told Meyers. “I got a text message from a friend, who’s like, hey next time really clarify. Maybe talk like a fourth grader because maybe the racist idiots would understand you better.”
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