Tucker Carlson fearmongers about land reform in South Africa

Tucker Carlson fearmongers about land reform in South Africa

Carlson neglects to mention that land was taken from black South Africans during apartheid

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From the August 22 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): We've got an exclusive investigation for you tonight. The president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa has begun and you may have seen this in the press seizing land from his own citizens without compensation because they are the wrong skin color. 

That is literally the definition of racism.  Racism is what our elite say they dislike most. "Donald Trump is a racist" they say but they paid no attention to this at all. In fact Ramaphosa is one of Barack Obama's favorite leaders in the world. In a speech just a few weeks ago, Obama praised him, he praised the racist government of South Africa and Ramaphosa by name for quote, "inspiring hope throughout the country." Does our current bureaucratic elite agree with that? Apparently they do. 

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So that's a tragedy, you just heard that. Keep in mind our State Department right now supports race based land seizures. We hope that policy changes.

Related:

@realDonaldTrump: "I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures"

Al Jazeera: South Africa plans to amend constitution to allow land seizure

Previously:

Tucker Carlson hosts apartheid apologist to complain about South Africa: "This is not what Nelson Mandela wanted"​

Far-right activists are teaming up with white supremacists to exploit South African politics

Tucker Carlson defends white nationalist "Pizzagate" conspiracy theorist after she was barred from entering U.K.

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