Fox News host Tucker Carlson called out Democrats for their hypocrisy and “racist” reaction to President Donald Trump’s idea of relocating detained illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities.
“Talk about great news for Blue America,” Carlson said in the opening monologue of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Friday, referring to reports that the Trump administration had proposed a plan to release illegal immigrant detainees into sanctuary cities to relieve overcrowding at detention centers.
Carlson likened the idea to being given the “gift of a lifetime” by your sworn enemy, noting that “in the end, if you were smart, you’d take the gift.”
He explained how the president basically called the Democrats’ bluff in confirming the plan was under “strong consideration.”
Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
“The left really couldn’t be clearer on this question. All immigration is good. More immigration is better. There is no distinction between legal and illegal varieties of immigration. And if you disagree with any of this, you are a white nationalist,” Carlson said after airing several video clips of Democrats declaring how their support of illegal immigrants and how they would welcome them.
“That’s what they say almost every day for the past two years but we watch carefully, so have you,” Carlson added.
“Now, here, completely out of the blue, comes the man they despise the most in the world, Donald J. Trump, offering the one thing they want more than anything, more immigrants. Immediately delivered right to their door at federal expense,” he continued, referring to the president confirming what The Washington Post first reported about the administration’s two attempts to release the detainees into the so-called sanctuary cities, such as the San Francisco district represented by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Enraged libs ‘destroy their own argument’ over report Trump admin wanted to release migrants in ‘sanctuary cities’ https://t.co/3ZZfVFlWam
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 12, 2019
“It must’ve been like Christmas morning. You think you are getting another pair of socks, yet there it is. A pony tethered to your mailbox. Holy smokes, amazing. Best day of your life!” Carlson joked.
He slammed criticism from Democrats like Pelosi and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke who complained about the president “dumping” people.
“If you want to defile someone’s pristine city, you ‘Dump immigrants on it?’ Whoa. That sounds a little … Searching for the word here … Racist! A lot racist, actually!” Carlson exclaimed.
“But Nancy Pelosi agrees with it, turns out. She lives in one of these cities that might be dumped on, so she immediately issued a statement decrying it,” he added, reading the California lawmaker’s statement.
“The extent of this administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” the statement said. “Using human beings — including little children — as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable.”
“This is getting really confusing,” Carlson said.
“It doesn’t seem to make sense – how can the presence of immigrants ‘Perpetuate fear’?” he asked. “Immigrants aren’t dangerous – they’ve told us that a thousand times. They’re safer than you are, they’re amazing. Much more amazing than you are.”
“So why is it bad that Trump wants to send more immigrants to San Francisco?” he continued, noting the city “subverted federal law in the hope that more illegal immigrants would come there.”
Carlson then challenged Democrats to put their money where their mouth is by listing affluent neighborhoods in the nation where liberals rally in the name of diversity and open borders but don’t actually house any of those illegal immigrants.
“Nobody hates diversity more than rich liberals, the very people pushing it,” Carlson said after positing that even former President Obama would not rail against illegal immigrants being dropped into his wealthy Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Kalorama.
“Let’s hope immigrants are watching all of this on TV and drawing their own conclusions,” Carlson wrapped up. “The left can say endlessly that they love you, but if they don’t want you in their neighborhood, they don’t want you going to school with their kids, they’re lying.”
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