Tucker Carlson: "Mexico is a hostile power that is seeking to undermine our country and sovereignty"
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From the April 3 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): We think of Mexico as an ally. I grew up right on the Mexican border, I've always thought of Mexico as an ally to the United States. And I think the people are friendly. But the Mexican government is clearly hostile to American interest. I want to read three quotes from a Mexican government official and these are direct quotes. We were betting Mexican-Americans will think Mexico first even unto the seventh generation. Mexico in the United States are going to keep 1 foot in Mexico. They are not going to assimilate in the sense of not being Mexican. And final quote, we have recognized that the Mexican population is 100 million in Mexico and 23 million who live in the United States, we are a united nation. Those quotes are from you. And I wonder if a government takes that position, that it's sending foreign nationals to your country -- that is right. That's a hostile act. So why are we sending money to a country committing hostile acts against us?
CARLSON: So but why isn't the Mexican government stopping migrants from Central America before they get to the United States? Instead Mexico is encouraging them to come here. That's not the behavior of an ally. They're not welcome, they're not here legally. We have a process by which people can come legally - they're not going through that process. So that's an act of hostility and you can lie about it all you want, but we all know what it is. Why are we paying money?
CARLSON: I still don't understand why these great people are being deported by Mexico. Mexico is a hostile power that is seeking to undermine our country and sovereignty.