Laura Ingraham’s estranged brother has declared war on the Fox News host, telling The Daily Beast on Wednesday that he thinks she’s a “monster” who is incapable of empathy.
Curtis Ingraham said that while he no longer keeps in contact with his sister, he felt the need to speak out now in order to restore his “own sanity” in the divisive political climate under President Trump.
“Our country has been thrown into this divisive state. So now I feel like I have got to speak out, I’ve got to speak out for my own sanity,” he told The Daily Beast in a phone interview.
“I think she’s a monster,” he said repeatedly.
“She’s very smart, she’s well-spoken, but her emotional heart is just kind of dead,” he added. “And you see it in her face when you see her on TV. She’s ready to destroy. She does not listen to understand — she listens to respond. And her response is always an attack.”
Mr. Ingraham has dedicated many of his recent tweets to attacking his sister for various comments that earned her criticism in the media, including when she mocked Parkland shooting survivor turned anti-gun activist David Hogg for not getting into the college he wanted and for saying LeBron James should “shut up and dribble” instead of criticizing the president.
Mr. Ingraham joined Mr. Hogg’s ensuing boycott against Laura for those comments. He also accused his sister of various past misdeeds, like mocking a black college classmate when she attended Dartmouth and how she was allegedly influenced by their late father’s alleged sympathy for Nazis, The Daily Beast reported.
“The reason I’m sharing these details is because of what is happening in our country,” Mr. Ingraham said. “I feel like a bit of a whistleblower in trying to unveil hypocrisy.”
Laura denied her brother’s claims in a statement.
“My siblings and I are shocked and saddened to learn of these false and hurtful online postings,” she said. “Although we’ve been estranged from him for many years, we love our brother and miss him very much.”
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