A former senior reporter on the New York Times has come under fire for an unsightly attack on Melania Trump — saying he was “livid” that the primary woman is a “foreigner” who “had the audacity to wreck the Rose Backyard.”
Kurt Eichenwald — who spent 20 years on the Grey Girl — was ripped for a collection of tweets in obvious fury on the Slovenia-born first woman’s proud reveal of the freshly renovated White Home Rose Backyard.
“It’s a destruction of our historical past, one thing no different First Girl would have had the gall to do,” stated the now-bestselling writer who was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
“That is the primary time I’ve been livid that @FLOTUS is a foreigner. She has no proper to wreck our historical past,” he stated.
The 59-year-old journalist adopted it up with a second attack on her immigrant standing in a seemingly now-deleted tweet preserved by Fox Information.
“I nonetheless discover it unbelievable that @FLOTUS who has solely been a citizen because the center of GW Bush’s second time period had the audacity to wreck the Rose Backyard, to drag up historical past relationship again a lifetime,” he wrote.
“These trashy, evil, silly folks must get out of our home. What GALL she has.”
Eichenwald confronted rapid backlash for the tweets — together with by different excessive profile journalists.
“This can be a horrible anti-immigrant take, Kurt, and you need to delete it and apologize,” replied Mehdi Hasan, a columnist with The Intercept and a number on Al Jazeera.
“Name Melania terrible, nice. Name her a hypocrite, nice. However don’t query her naturalized citizenship or counsel immigrants have second-class or inferior citizenship rights to the remainder of the citizenry,” he warned.
“That’s completely fallacious and a harmful path to go down, sorry.”
CNN Anchor Jake Tapper agreed. “That is xenophobic and fallacious. It’s bigotry,” he replied to Eichenwald.
A spokesperson for Melania Trump, who has been a US citizen since 2006, didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.