From the December 4 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
LUIS MIRANDA: Our population is aging. We have baby boomers retiring. And a lot of the people that we are able to replace in the economy are because of immigration now. We want to do that ideally in a legal and an orderly fashion.
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Can I stop you there and ask you a question. No, no. Hold on. I need to ask this question. You say our population is aging. We are not reproducing ourselves. Why do you think that is? Nobody seems to pause and ask why can't young Americans afford to get married and have children, afford to buy homes and cars and their solution, the elite's solution, is we'll just bring in new people. What about the Americans, the young people, the 30-year-old American who can't afford to have kids? Does anybody care about that person? Maybe there is a real problem -- I never hear that person addressed ever.
MIRANDA: It's an industrialized country issue more than it has to do with--
CARLSON: I'm an American. Hold on. I'm an American. Okay so my concern is for my fellow Americans. And they can't afford to have children. But rather than fix their problems or even think about them we are like we'll just import new children. Does that seem like a sort of ass backward way to approach it?
But hold on. No, no. You just said we need to bring in people because Americans aren't reproducing in sufficient numbers. And my question is why aren't our leaders thinking about how our people can afford to have children? They don't even consider that a subject worth studying. Much less trying to fix. It's just like oh, well, they are not having enough kids. Why doesn't anyone care enough?
MIRANDA: Those are not mutually exclusive things.
CARLSON: No, no, you are saying our low birthrates are a justification for immigration. I'm saying our low birthrates are a tragedy that say something awful about the economy and the selfish stupidity of our leaders.
I'm not demonizing anybody. I'm not against the immigrants. I'm just, I'm for the Americans. Nobody cares about them. It's like, shut up, you're dying, we're gonna replace you. And it's deeply-- Anyway we are out of time I hope you hope you will come back. I enjoyed that conversation.