Laura Ingraham retweets article from white nationalist group VDare blaming immigrant workers for coronavirus hotspots - 2020-05-01
Fox News host Laura Ingraham retweeted a link Thursday night from white nationalist site VDare for an article blaming immigrant communities for the spread of coronavirus at meatpacking plants.
VDare is a white nationalist group that pushes the "great replacement" conspiracy theory, which alleges that white people are being systematically "replaced" by people of color through mass immigration. The site recently posted a YouTube video calling for a white ethnostate, titled "Whites Have Rights: It's Time to Get Serious About Secession," and has also run commentary speaking favorably about the ideologies of white nationalist mass shooters in El Paso, Texas, and Christchurch, New Zealand.
The VDare article Ingraham retweeted is a syndicated column by right-wing author Michelle Malkin, who frequently spreads conspiracy theories about immigration and used to make frequent appearances on Fox News. She also published a book in 2004 defending the Japanese American internment during World War II and calling for a similar program against Muslim Americans.