On YouTube, Daily Wire host embraces white nationalist conspiracy theory: “It sounds like you want to replace white people”

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Citation From the August 13, 2021, edition of The Daily Wire's The Matt Walsh Show, as aired on YouTube

MATT WALSH (HOST): Now, we are told that if you speculate that the powers that be in this culture want to replace white people, we're told this is the great replacement theory and it is a white supremacist conspiracy theory and it's, pretty much, the worse thing you can ever say. If you are to say this, speculate about this, then you are a white supremacist. That's what we're told. You can't talk about replacement. And yet – I'm just trying to work through this in my head here, help me out – so we're bringing in a flood of immigrants across the southern border, non-white. We're putting policies in place with the express purpose of having fewer white people in universities and positions of power. And we're celebrating the reduction in the white population. I mean, it sounds like you want to replace white people. So this is replacement, is it not? And you're happy about it? 

I mean, Jennifer Rubin is celebrating that there's fewer – you could never do this with any other race of people. Can you imagine if there's a report about there are fewer Black people in the country today than there were ten years ago? Can you imagine anyone reacting to that and saying this is fabulous news? Anyone who did that would be seen as a genocidal maniac. And if you were to accuse that person of wanting to replace Black people, everyone would say well yeah that's exactly what he wants to do, clearly. Yet, with white people, you can advocate for replacing them explicitly, but if anyone correctly identifies what you're doing, then they're the racist. It's completely absurd.

Now, in fact, I would even give people on the left -- because what I'm saying right now, this is probably going to get clipped by Media Matters, that's my prediction right now. And I hope it is because I want to get this out in front of people on the left. And you say the replacement theory is white supremacist, white nationalist, it's a horrible, horrible thing. Okay. So do you not want to replace white people? Are you saying that you don't want that? You don't want to replace white people in the population with a great portion of non-white people, you don't want to replace white people in universities and positions of power, you're saying you don't want that? Because while you condemn replacement theory as a white supremacist, you know, conspiracy theory, I notice you don't deny it. I mean, you don't come out and say 'oh no, we don't want to do that.' But if you don't, then just – say so. And then we're going to have some follow-up questions about, like, okay then what's going on down here at the border and why do we have these affirmative action policies in place? And why are you popping champagne and throwing confetti when there are reports saying there are fewer white people?