Tucker Carlson defends Trump's racist "shithole" remarks

Tucker Carlson defends Trump's racist "shithole" remarks

Carlson: "President Trump said something that almost every single person in America actually agrees with"

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From the January 11 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Today, as you doubtless heard, during immigration talks,President Trump said something that almost every single person in America actually agrees with -- an awful lot of immigrants come to this country from other places that aren't very nice. Those places are dangerous, they're dirty, they're corrupt, and they're poor, and that's the main reason those immigrants are trying to come here, and you would, too, if you live there.

[...]

Of course you can have a debate over what countries we ought to admit immigrants from, and I think we are kind of having that debate, but what bothers me about the explosion this afternoon is the dishonesty in it.

And I will just give you one example. Joan Walsh, over on CNN, an analyst over there was asked just a minute ago, "Would you rather live in Haiti, or Norway." And she said, with a straight face, "I can't say."

Now, that's lying. If we have gotten to the point where we all have to pretend that every country is exactly as nice as every other country, then we are being dishonest.

Related:

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Previously:

Tucker Carlson: White nationalism isn't surprising because we are changing European society with immigration

Tucker Carlson defends racist Britain First Twitter account retweeted by Trump

Tucker Carlson: Democrats want "demographic replacement," with a "flood of illegals" to create "a flood of voters for them"

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Diversity & Discrimination, Race & Ethnicity, Immigration
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Fox News Channel
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Tucker Carlson, Donald Trump
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Tucker Carlson Tonight
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