Tucker Carlson warns about the threat of American leaders "who hate the country they govern so much that they seek to make American citizenship irrelevant"
Carlson: "I think you should be allowed to ask questions"
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From the September 11 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): The real threats we face today may be from within. Leaders who hate the country that they govern so much that they seek to make American citizenship irrelevant.
If I hated a country, I would open its doors to anyone who wanted to come here and demand nothing in return. That's how I would act. So, I mean, maybe I'm just projecting. If I loved a country I would treat it like I would treat my own house and its citizens like my own children, but I don't think they do that. But maybe I'm reading too much. Look, I hope you're right.
BRIT HUME (FOX SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST): I have a lot of agreement with you on some issues regarding immigration, but I must say there are people who deeply love this country that think that it has been profoundly strengthened by the inflow of immigrants who have contributed so much and they would argue continue to do so. So flinging the doors open --
CARLSON: Oh no, no, no. That's legitimate. But then --
HUME: But I think that may an unwise policy to have a almost -- an open borders strategy. But I don't think it translates to that means you hate the country to have that.
CARLSON: It does when you say, and I have this experience all the time. I say, "Well if it makes the country better then tell me how." And they say America has no right to turn people down because the sins we have committed in other countries. This is punishment, this is --
HUME: Well that's balderdash. I completely agree with you that is utter nonsense.
CARLSON: Well, I think it's hatred.
HUME: And I also would say, Tucker, in defense of what you've been saying about this question of how diversity is our strength. Well, I think that is repeated constantly to the point of where it's kind of a cliché and there is a lot of can't about it. And I think you were entirely within your rights to take that on and ask for people to make the case.
CARLSON: Yeah I just want to know what it means.
HUME: Make the case.
CARLSON: I think you should be allowed to ask questions.
HUME: I agree.
CARLSON: Not everyone does.