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NBC deletes tweet with quote that compared flying migrants to Martha’s Vineyard to ‘taking out the trash’



Several Twitter users hit out at NBC News on Friday over a tweet of theirs that appeared to compare migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard to “trash.”

“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 which helps refugees says,” the now-deleted tweet read.

The tweet quoted Max Lefeld, the founder of Casa Venezuela Dallas foundation, a charity that provides assistance to refugees.

Lefeld’s remarks came in response to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis flying 50 migrants from Florida to Martha’s Vineyard. The Martha’s Vineyard migrants have since been transferred to a military base on Cape Cod after the National Guard was called in to offer support.

As Fox News noted, NBC received heavy criticism for the tweet, as well as for deleting it.

Post Millennial editor Andy Ngo tweeted, “NBC News deleted the following tweet after it was noticed to be a little bit too honest about what some Democrats feel.”

“Wonder why @NBCNews deleted this tweet,” BlazeTV host Sara Gonzales tweeted.

The Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra tweeted, “NBC News just deleted this article on Twitter in which they compare migrants to ‘trash.’”

Conservative columnist Tim Young tweeted, “I can’t quite put my finger on why @NBCNews deleted this tweet…”

Former Trump adviser and now conservative pundit Sebastian Gorka questioned the removal of the tweet, “Why did you delete this @NBCNews? Have you changed your mind that Illegals are ‘trash?’”

Others have pointed out that the quote shared in the tweet can still be found in the NBC News story titled “DeSantis sending asylum-seekers to Martha’s Vineyard divides Venezuelan Americans.”

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