Dinesh D’Souza, conservative author and filmmaker, on Thursday argued that while progressives seem to attack the wealthiest one percent of Americans, really they are attacking poor immigrants.
On MSNBC’s “The Ed Show,” Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson asked D’Souza whether he thought liberals unfairly criticize wealthy Americans.
D’Souza responded with a confusing argument about how he thinks progressives have attacked immigrants.
“I think the progressive attack always pretends to be against the 1 percent, and it’s against the immigrants because when you look at this critique, you stole the country from the Indians,” he said. “You stole half of Mexico in the Mexican war. Wait a minute, that wasn’t the top 1 percent. And they were living in handsome mansions and cottages, and it’s poor settlers who went out West and they defeated the Indians and the Mexican war.”
D’Souza has been on the interview circuit to promote his movie “America: Imagine A World Without Her,” which is based on his book.
In June, D’Souza pled guilty to violating campaign finance law by using straw donors to contribute $20,000 to the campaign of a Republican attorney.