Conservative commentator Mark Steyn appeared on Thursday to defend white supremacists, saying that, while they may be bad, they are U.S. citizens, unlike undocumented immigrants. 

Steyn's comments on Fox News's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" came in response to comments made by CNN's Chris Cuomo, who argued against vilifying undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. 

"Chris Cuomo went on to say that the real problem is white supremacists in America," Steyn said. "They are the real monsters. Not these nice hard working illegal immigrants."


"And that may be well and true," he continued. "I mean, for the purposes of argument, let's just say he's right." 

"It's irrelevant. The white supremacists are American citizens. The undocumented immigrants are people who shouldn't be here," Steyn added.

He went on to say that Democrats, like House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiTop Democrats request meeting with intel chief over sharing of classified info Overnight Defense: Fears rise over Trump-Putin summit | McCain presses Trump to hold Putin 'accountable' for hacking | Pentagon does damage control after NATO meet 'Our Cartoon President' takes on Mueller probe, NATO and Melania in second season MORE (D-Calif.), have shown their preference for "importing" people from abroad rather the taking care of the citizens "they're stuck with" in the U.S.

"This preference that Nancy Pelosi and Chris Cuomo and increasing people have for actually importing a class of citizen that they prefer to the one they're stuck with is very revealing."