MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: Irish-Americans Working for Trump ‘Disgrace Their Heritage’

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MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell informed Irish-Americans on St. Patrick's Day that they were betraying their heritage if they worked for President Donald Trump.

O'Donnell, who is an Irish-American, tweeted out on Friday that, "The Irish-Americans working for Trump disgrace their heritage."

O'Donnell's tweet links to an op-ed from the New York Times shaming the Trump administration's Irish-Americans employees for being insufficiently empathic towards to the plight of immigrants.

"We Irish are not Know Nothings. We know something important: what it’s like to be feared, to be discriminated against, to be stereotyped," wrote columnist Fintan O’Toole.

Among the notable Irish-Americans working for Trump are Vice President Mike Pence, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, and chief strategist Steve Bannon.

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