WATCH: Joy Reid accuses Abbott of “anti-immigrant xenophobia” and being “absurdly racist” after recent remarks

Thursday, MSNBC’s Joy Reid accused Texas Governor Greg Abbott of  “anti-immigrant xenophobia” and being  “absurdly racist” to suggest the Biden administration’s immigration policies are helping spread COVID-19.

“After following DeSantis down the COVID denial path and recklessly opening up his state without any restrictions this week, he’s deflecting criticism by dishing out anti-immigrant xenophobia,” Reid said.

Reid then played a clip of Abbott was spreading the coronavirus by not having stricter restrictions on illegal immigration, a claim she called  “absurdly racist.”