When pressed about the racism of Rep. Steve King, Tucker Carlson says King "didn't call for an ethnostate"

When pressed about the racism of Rep. Steve King, Tucker Carlson says King "didn't call for an ethnostate"

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From the February 1 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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CHRIS HAHN: I also think there are lots of people in politics right now, like Steve King in Iowa, who need to go immediately, because I think we have too many people that play around with racism in this country and get to stay.

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): OK, but what about -- I mean, calling for a black ethno-state -- and I'm not exaggerating, we've explained it many times in detail on this show -- maybe there's an argument in favor of that. I don't know what it would be. But why is that OK?  I mean Steve King, whatever he said, he didn't call for an ethno-state, and Keith Ellison did. 

HAHN: Well, he called himself a white nationalist, but -- 

CARLSON: No, I don't know that he called it -- whatever, I'm not here to defend Steve King, I'm saying he didn't say that, and Keith Ellison did, and he's the number two man in your party, so, like, what -- I mean, why is that all right?

Previously:

Tucker Carlson completely ignored Rep. Steve King’s racist comments -- except to attack the media​

Steve King has been racist for years, and right-wing media have defended him every step of the way​

Tucker Carlson's descent into white supremacy: A timeline​

Tucker Carlson portrays white people as the real victims of racism ​

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