NBC Tries to Erase Tweet Comparing Martha’s Vineyards Migrants to ‘Trash’ – But the Internet is Forever

NBC landed itself in hot water this weekend and found themselves scrambling to cover up a tweet that let the mask slip a little bit.

NBC tweeted, “‘Florida Gov. DeSantis sending asylum-seekers to Martha’s Vineyard is like ‘me taking my trash out and just driving to different areas where I live and just throwing my trash there,’ a founding member of a foundation that helps refugees says,’ the tweet said. The quote came from Max Lefeld, a Venezuelan-American advertising executive who spoke candidly about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) decision to send the migrants to the ‘sanctuary destination’ of Martha’s Vineyard.”

But backlash on Twitter was swift, and they quickly took down the original tweet.

Critics aren’t buying it though.

Editor-in-Chief at The Federalist, Mollie Hemingway, tweeted a screenshot of the deleted post, adding, “After realizing this tweet made their political allies look horrific, NBC News deleted it.”

It’s a mark against the way the media has handled the Martha’s Vineyard migrants incident, lurching from one point to the next with no clear picture of who did what and why – after all, it was the Massachusetts town who sent them away this week after promising to care for them.


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