Fox News host Tucker Carlson says the growing crisis in America is extremism and violence committed at the hands of left-wing activists — not white supremacists. In fact, white supremacy isn’t a crisis at all.
Carlson’s off-putting remarks came during a Monday night broadcast of his show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” as he addressed the one-year anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right rally. Hundreds of white nationalists descended on the nation’s capitol and Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend to celebrate the event, which many feared could turn violent like it did last year.
The host slammed the left-wing media for portraying white supremacy as a widespread issue, however, accusing the press of fear-mongering and getting folks all riled up over nothing.
“White supremacy is not ubiquitous in America, it’s not a crisis,” Carslon said. “It’s not even a meaningful category. It’s incredibly rare. You could easily live your entire life here without meeting a single person who believes anything like that.”
“Most of us have lived lives like that — I have,” he added.
The host went on to claim that America has always been “a generous, tolerant country” — seemingly forgetting the mass genocide of Native Americans and the more than 300 years of free labor afforded to this nation by kidnapped, enslaved Africans.
The remainder of his segment featured clips of anti-fascist “lunatics” who attended the weekend rally as counter-protesters as they shouted at police and threatened to harm President Donald Trump.
“The very ones decrying fascism are the ones exhibiting fascism,” he said.
Watch more in the clip below.
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