Fox News host Tucker Carlson engaged in a heated discussion with Univision’s Jorge Ramos over the latter’s recent comments on the pressing issue of immigration in the United States.
Carlson quoted Ramos’ recent comments when he said the United States is just as much “our country” as it is “theirs.”
The Fox anchor then asked Ramos to explain what he meant by “us” and “they.”
Ramos responded by explaining how there are some people who want to take the country back to the racial segregation era and that they are “absolutely wrong.”
“This is not a white country. This is not their country. It is ours,” Ramos said, adding, “this is a multiracial country and we must be tolerant.”
However, the explanation wasn’t enough for Carlson so he shot back suggesting it was wrong for Ramos to call out extremist white Americans because he was also white.
“You are white, obviously. You have blue eyes,” said Carlson. “You’re whiter than I am, you have blue eyes. So, I don’t know exactly what you mean by ‘white’ or Latino.”
The statement, of course, prompted a lot of criticism:
Nobody is whiter than Tucker Carlson. https://t.co/Bo9kU5uJkZ— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) March 9, 2017
@xeni No one -- NO ONE -- is whiter than Tucker Carlson.— James Bresden (@bresden) March 9, 2017
Not sure that it is possible to be whiter than Tucker Carlson. https://t.co/536uHZuC5y— Jack Jacobs (@JackJacobs_) March 9, 2017
@LavenderLibv2 It's not humanly possible to be whiter than Tucker Carlson.— LaurieAnn (@Laurie51581354) March 9, 2017
It was a bizarre statement but, coming from Carlson, not surprising. After all, he is the one who asked Teen Vogue editor Lauren Duca in December to “stick to thigh-high boots” when she wrote a blistering piece on then-President-elect Donald Trump.
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