From the July 10 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Now, it's routine to see Democratic presidential candidates questioned the basic legitimacy of the United States. Even supposed moderates like Joe Biden join in, and that should worry you. No country can survive being ruled by people who hate it, and we deserve better. For all of our country's flaws, this is still the best place in the world. Most immigrants know that and that's why they come here. It's also why we've always been glad to have them here. But now, there are signs that some people who move here from abroad don't like this country at all. As we told you last night, one of those people now serves in our Congress.
Our country rescued Ilhan Omar from the single worst place on Earth. We didn't do it to get rich, in fact, it cost us money, we did it because we are kind people. How did Omar respond to the remarkable gift we gave her? She scolded us, and called us names.
She showered us with contempt. It's infuriating -- but more than that, it is also ominous. The United States admits more immigrants than any other country on Earth, more than a million every year. The Democratic Party demand we increase that by and admit far more. Okay, Americans like immigrants, but immigrants have got to like us back. That's the key, it's essential. Otherwise, the country falls apart.
Needless to say, the left went berserk. They hate it when you say the true things. Ilhan Omar and her allies in Congress immediately demanded that this show be pulled off the air. They didn't rebut what we said, any of our points, or even acknowledge them.
They just tried to silence us. That's how they operate, and of course, they called us racist. On one level, that's amusing given how absurd the charge is.
Racist? No, we are against racism, adamantly. Omar consistently puts her own race at the center of the conversation, but to us, it's irrelevant.
It's not about race. But of course, Omar and her friends already know that. Nothing they say on the subject of race is sincere. It's all a hustle designed to get them what they want.
Omar has made a career of denouncing anyone and anything in her way as racist. That would include virtually all of her political and personal opponents, it includes even inanimate objects like the proposed border wall, that's racist. So was the United States Congress, so was the entire state of North Dakota, she once tweeted.
Omar may be from another country but she learned young that crying racism pays. The bigger question is, who taught her that? She didn't arrive from a Kenyan refugee camp denouncing people as bigots for political gain. She wasn't always a professional victim, that's learned behavior. Unfortunately, she learned it here. So, in some ways, the real villain in the Ilhan Omar story isn't Omar herself, it's a group of our fellow Americans. It's our cultural gatekeepers who stoke the resentment of new arrivals and turn them into grievance mongers like Ilhan Omar. The left did that to her, and to us. Blame them first.