MSNBC’s Reid: ‘Absurdly Racist’ to Say Lax Border Policies Help Spread COVID

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “ReidOut,” host Joy Reid stated that it’s “anti-immigrant xenophobia” and “absurdly racist” for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to claim that the Biden administration’s immigration policies are helping spread coronavirus.

Reid said, “After following [Florida Gov.] DeSantis (R) down the COVID denial path and recklessly opening up his state without any restrictions this week, he’s deflecting criticism by dishing out anti-immigrant xenophobia.”

After playing a clip of Abbott stating that the Biden administration was spreading the coronavirus by not having stricter restrictions on illegal immigration, Reid said that the claim is an “absurdly racist” one.

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