Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday blasted the “self-righteous posturing” of politicians and media figures eager to condemn the Trump administration for its border policy.
Before playing a clip of examples, Carlson began the segment by calling the “spectacle of illegal immigrants separated from their children at the border,” an “event in which the elites vie to see who can reach greater heights of rhetorical excess and self-righteous posturing,” rather than a news story.
“So, the same people who support the third term post-viability abortion for purposes of sex selection are now lecturing you about God and sin and the holiness of children. Feel chastened?” Carlson asked sardonically before launching into a few more examples, including Michael Hayden’s comparison of the border situation to Nazi Germany.
“We could go on,” The Daily Caller co-founder said. “There was so much more just like that. The rich and powerful reminding you just how virtuous they are. Do you think any of these people really care about family separation? If they did, they would be worried about the collapse of the American family, which is measurable and real, but they are not worried about that. In fact, they welcome that collapse, because strong families are an impediment to their political power. That’s why they are always lecturing you about the patriarchy and the evil of the American family.”
“This is one of those moments that tells you everything about our ruling class. They care far more about foreigners than their own people,” said Carlson, pointing out that they also aren’t “interested in solutions to anything. They are great at yelling and at preening but not so much at fixing and building.”
The Fox News host finished the segment by contrasting the views of those whose “goal is to change [our] country forever” with their actual lifestyles, which generally involve “no demographic change at all, just like they like it.”
“Lots of people yelling at you on TV don’t even have children, so don’t for a second let them take the moral high ground,” Carlson concluded. “Their goal is to change your country forever, and they are succeeding by the way.”
“Since 2014, to name one example among many, at least half a million Central Americans who came here illegally have been released inside of our borders,” he continued. “Did anyone vote for that? Who’s going to pay for that? Not the people you’ve been watching on television today. Their kids go to private school if they have them. Their neighborhoods look like they did in 1960. No demographic change at all, just like they like it. There is no cost to them. The cost is entirely on you, but don’t complain or else they will call you Hitler.”