Genealogist Schools John Kelly Over Insulting Remarks About Immigrants

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly made some really insulting remarks about immigrants to argue against allowing them into the country, only to be schooled with his own family history by a genealogist on Twitter.

Earlier this week, Kelly claimed that immigrants are:

“…Not people that would easily assimilate into the United States into our modern society.

They’re overwhelmingly rural people in the countries they come from — fourth-, fifth-, sixth-grade educations are kind of the norm. They don’t speak English. They don’t integrate well, they don’t have the skills.”

The remarks are just another shot fired in President Donald Trump’s war on immigrants.

Predictably, Kelly’s remarked offended Americans across the country, especially since many of us have family histories showing that many of our ancestors came from overseas and settled in America despite not speaking English or having skills and high education levels.

That includes Kelly’s own family history, as genealogist Jennifer Mendelsohn helpfully posted on Twitter so that everyone can see his hypocrisy.

Indeed, and those waves of immigrants came here seeking better lives for themselves and their families just as everyone else did. Why should today’s immigrants not have the same opportunities?

And then other Twitter users began sharing their own family histories to demonstrate the ridiculousness of Kelly’s argument.

For good measure, Mendelsohn even included some of anti-immigrant Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren’s family history.

The moral of this story is that one should never insult other people’s families. Because your own family history could come back to bite you on the ass.

John Kelly just learned that the hard way.


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