Tucker Carlson compares removing statues of Confederates to extremism of the Taliban, Khmer Rouge, and China

Tucker Carlson compares removing statues of Confederates to extremism of the Taliban, Khmer Rouge, and China

Carlson: "Mao did that and the Khmer Rouge did that and the Taliban did that in Afghanistan"

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From the August 15 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Mao did that and the Khmer Rouge did that and the Taliban did that in Afghanistan for political reasons. I mean look, I'm not, for whatever it's worth, not very sympathetic to the confederacy, I'm an American and I'm against insurrections, period. But it's not about that. The people who are attacking these statutes know nothing about history. They don't know who Robert E. Lee was, they don't know who Stonewall Jackson was, they're trying to delegitamize the U.S. government and the traditions of American society because they don't believe in them. I mean, this is transactional, they're doing this to achieve a goal that has nothing to do with the Civil War.

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