My mom watched the clip and was annoyed at Meghan. The thing that got her was that Ilhan is speaking out against AIPAC and Israeli's human rights issues, which are fine and valid. Some of her wording may not have been correct, but compared to what some Republicans have said and what the President has said about literal nazi, Ilhan isn't worth crying over. However, when Joy brought up how Ilhan can speak out about Somalia, or Libya or whatever (which was messed up and Ilhan has spoken out against Saudi...every Muslim person would speak out against Saudi and other Arab nations. They're super corrupt. I think Hassan Minhaj even made a joke about it on his show) Meghan brought up Iran and that is what my mom had an issue with.
Meghan, in her whiteness, can speak out about Muslim countries all she wants and knows that no one would say that she is Islamiphobic. Everyone understands that the countries don't represent actual Muslims or the religion. Common sense. But in Meghan's view, attacking Israel on their human rights abuses, which they are guilt of doing to not only Palestinians, but medics, media personnel and Ethiopian Jews, that's wrong and worth crying over. And to prove her point, she brings up a Muslim country to hate on.
Ilhan can't speak out against Israel, but Meghan can speak out against any country she wants. Why? Why does Meghan feel this way? My mom says that it's because Ilhan is a Muslim refugee and that's all she needs to know about Meghan.