Following a mass shooting incident in El Paso, Texas where a lone gunman killed more than 20 people, conversations about white supremacy has been renewed throughout the country.
Despite President Trump claiming the radical and extremist ideology is a problem in the country which ought to be condemned by everyone in the country, several people on the Left alleged Trump has perpetuated an environment favorable to white supremacists.
BizPac Review reports Fox News host Tucker Carlson defended the president during his evening show, saying: “In point of fact, he never endorsed white supremacy or came close to endorsing white supremacy — that’s just a lie.”
“He condemned it anyway. Their response? He didn’t really mean it,” said the host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Carlson then raised some eyebrows as he contended the threat of white supremacy is a “hoax” and is unfairly represented by the media and those on the Left.
“But the whole thing is just a lie,” he claimed, speaking of the threat of white supremacy.
“If you were to assemble a list, a hierarchy of concerns, of problems this country faces, where would white supremacy be on the list? Right up there with Russia, probably,” he continued. “It’s actually not a real problem in America. The combined membership of every white supremacist organization in this country would be able to fit inside a college football stadium. I mean, seriously.”
“This is a country where the average person is getting poorer, where the suicide rate is spiking. ‘White supremacy, that’s the problem.’ This is a hoax,” Carlson added. “Just like the Russia hoax. It’s a conspiracy theory used to divide the country and keep a hold on power. That’s exactly what’s going on.”
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It doesn’t appear as if he dismissed the existence of white supremacy motivated extremism. It seems that he merely pointed out that, realistically speaking, more pertinent issues should take precedence, especially given that white supremacists represent a minority of the population.
In fact, a report from The Daily Beast, a left-wing outlet, published two years ago revealed that white supremacists comprise “less than 0.003 percent of the population.” Granted, this is an extremely dangerous “0.003 percent of the population,” which is perhaps why some members of the left, including CNN “journalist” Don Lemon, responded to Carlson’s remarks with exasperation.
“Was that not the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard? … Listen, I don’t know how anybody could say that considering what happened this week. I want to look at the facts now, and his statement directly contradicts what the FBI director said,” Lemon said later Tuesday evening in response to Carlon’s commentary.
Lemon’s comments were in reference to FBI Director Christopher Wray’s testimony before Congress last month. In his remarks, he said: “Just in the first three quarters of this year, we’ve had more domestic terrorism arrests than the prior year, and it’s about the same number of arrests we’ve had on the internal terrorism side.”
“And a majority of the domestic terrorism cases that we’ve investigated are motivated by some version of what you might call white supremacist violence,” he added.
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