In an effort to deflate the salient political point made by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday, well-concocted images began pouring out of Martha’s Vineyard on Thursday purporting to show the local population openly accepting a group of 50 or so migrants that had been sent to the wealthy liberal enclave by the Sunshine State lawmaker.
The idea was simple: If DeSantis wanted to make them look bad by forcing a reaction, he wasn’t going to get it…at least not while the cameras were rolling.
But, behind the scenes, the mood was much, much different.
A Spanish TV reporter for Telemundo said Martha’s Vineyard residents privately admitted to not wanting migrants on the island.
Speaking outside St. Andrew’s church where the 50 migrants that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) shipped up to the elite liberal vacation spot, Cristina Londoño Rooney of Telemundo said that residents refused to be interviewed on camera about their displeasure with the situation for fear of appearing “inhumane.”
The news was ugly, to say the least.
“A furious man passed by just a short time ago. He said that his children had to leave this island because there are no jobs or housing, and now they bring these migrants over, deceiving them with those promises,” she said.Advertisement - story continues below
“There are also others who blame the Biden Administration, saying it’s their fault, they don’t want the migrants here. But they don’t want to speak on-camera, either because they don’t want to be depicted as inhumane.”
The reporting not only proves that the people of Martha’s Vineyard are not tolerant as they would have you believe, but also that they aren’t above putting on a show to protect their true feelings.