NBC Deletes Tweet With Quote Comparing Migrants To ‘Trash’

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  • Users on Twitter criticized NBC on Friday after the television network deleted a Tweet with a quote comparing the relocation of Venezuelan immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard to picking up “trash.”
  • The now-deleted tweet of the NBC article with reactions within the Venezuelan community, quoted Max Lefekd, a Venezuelan advertising executive and naturalized citizen comparing fellow migrants who arrived on the exclusive island of Martha’s Vineyard to trash.
  • “It’s like me taking my trash out and just driving to different areas where I live and just throwing my trash there,” Lefeld told NBC to dehumanize DeSantis’ decisions.

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