Laura Ingraham: Obama wants to expose troops to Ebola to make up for colonialism

"We have to shut down our border because you never know who could come across"

Published September 26, 2014 6:29PM (EDT)

Laura Ingraham                                   (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)
Laura Ingraham (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

On Friday's edition of The Laura Ingraham Show, host Laura Ingraham spoke about the Ebola outbreak. She disapproves of President Barack Obama's decision to send troops to West Africa to help fight the outbreak and argues, instead, for the global equivalent of locking yourself inside your house and hiding until the outbreak works itself out.

"Is this the American military mission to assist in the fight against Ebola? Again if we are really serious about Ebola being a threat to the United States of America, we have to shut down our border because you never know who could come across--probably not people with Ebola, but who knows. We gotta be much tougher on who we allow to come into this country legally on planes..."

She then likely thought, 'I haven't been offensive enough in this three minute clip. How do convey that I don't understand international humanitarian aid while being as offensive as possible?'

So, she continued: "The military is just another tool in his arsenal to level the playing field, right? I mean, in other words, Africa really deserves more of America's money because we're people of privilege. We're people of great privilege, so we should do what we can, we the American taxpayers, to transfer wealth over to Africa. It's his father's rage against colonialism, as Dinesh D'Souza wrote about, and maybe this is a way to continue to atone for that... If a few American military personnel have to be exposed to the Ebola virus to carry out this redistribution of the privileged's wealth, then so be it."

h/t Media Matters

By Joanna Rothkopf

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