NBC News journalist Tom Brokaw is under fire for comments he made on air Sunday about Hispanics in the United States. He's been heavily criticized for telling inaccurate stereotypes.
During NBC's "Meet the Press", the discussion of President Trump's demand for the border wall and the recently ended government shutdown became a topic of discussion. This caused Brokaw to get caught in a firestorm for some of the statements he said on the show.
During his panel discussion, Mr. Brokaw really went in on the Hispanic community in the United States. He expressed that he's heard from people, after pushing hard for their opinion, that they're not really sure whether or not they "want brown grand-babies" and he kept going. He said said that "the intermarriage that is going on and the cultures that are conflicting with each other."
But he didn't stop there, he also got honest and expressed his opinion that he believes that "the Hispanics" need to work harder at assimilating, learning English, and adjusting more to other communities.
Of course the NBC journalist's comments drew heavy and immediate backlash on Twitter. Many critics went on to criticize his comments by calling them ignorant, factually in correct and even xenophobic.
Brokaw tried explaining himself by saying he was trying to present two different sides to the table, but eventually apologized.
Tom Brokaw tweeted "my twitter acct failed me at the worst time. i am sorry, truly sorry, my comments were offensive tomany. the great enduring american tradition of diversity is to be celebrated and cherished. yamiche, thank u for your comments.let’s go forward together."
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