Comedian and talk-show host Charlamagne tha God declared on his Comedy Central show Monday evening that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) was a “genius” for exposing the hypocrisy of Democrats by sending migrants to wealthy Martha’s Vineyard.
The rich, liberal enclave, which posts signs official declaring that immigrants are welcome in the community, declared a crisis last week when a mere 50 migrants showed up and moved them off the island to a nearby military base within 48 hours.
While Democrats, the pundit class, and much of Hollywood denounced DeSantis, even comparing the Florida governor to Adolf Hitler, Charlemagne — who is no conservative — celebrated DeSantis for exposing Democrats’ virtue-signaling fraud:
"I personally think it's genius."
— Charlamagne tha God on Govs. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Greg Abbott (R-TX) sending migrants to blue cities, saying the move can expose that Democratic mayors and governors "don't want immigrants here either." pic.twitter.com/PxLCZQu5fR
— The Recount (@therecount) September 19, 2022
“For months, Republican governors have sent busloads of illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities like New York, [Washington] DC, and Chicago with the message of — if you like them so much, they’re yours,” Charlamagne said during the September 15 episode before he mentioned how DeSantis recently flew 50 undocumented immigrants on two chartered planes from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard.
“I personally think it’s genius.” Charlamagne said.
Charlamagne, whose birth name is Lenard Larry McKelvey, has occasionally been critical of Democrats, from a left-wing perspective.
In 2020, during an interview on his radio show The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne infamously evoked the “you ain’t black” comment from then-candidate Joe Biden, who resented being asked why black voters should choose him.
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