Fox News host Laura Ingraham addressed slavery reparations on her podcast Thursday, arguing that the entire world had been remade by “conquest” and that there are “no do-overs” despite liberals’ desire to live in a “fake world.”
“People would argue that the whole world, and I would, the whole world has been reshaped by people taking other people’s land,” Ingraham said. “It’s called conquest.”
“As Trump always says, ‘You don’t get do-overs. No do-overs, that’s it,'” she continued. “There was an argument, sometime, I think it was the 1980s. There was a quote, ‘you won, we lost, that’s that.’ Describing world politics, ‘we won, you lost, that’s that.’ That’s just the way it is.”
She later claimed that her words were being taken out of context.
For the record the quote from my podcast “we won, you lost, that’s that” was referencing the general world map that changed over millennia due to war—and we discussed how coming together as one people of all races would be best path forward.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 21, 2019
She was citing a quote referring to a world reshaped by conquest, but was using the argument to bolster her position that reparations are “preposterous.”
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates appeared before a House subcommittee to speak in favor of reparations on Thursday, sparking the conversation around the issue.