Tucker Carlson: Ruling class cares more about foreigners than their own people

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday criticized a "ruling class" that "cares far more about foreigners than about their own people" in remarks about the Trump administration's controversial "zero tolerance" border policy, which has separated roughly 2,000 minors from their families.  

Carlson defended the Trump policy that has created a political firestorm, comparing those arrested at the border and separated from children to people in prison who leave behind children.

ADVERTISEMENT
"Their families have been separated by force by our justice system because they committed a crime," Carlson said. "So in that way these kids are just like the kids you've been watching on television today. The difference of course is they're American. 

"This is one of those moments that tells you everything about our ruling class. They care far more about foreigners than about their own people."

Democratic and Republican lawmakers have called for Trump to end the policy that separates families that have entered the country illegally. Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisOvernight Health Care: Arkansas Medicaid work rules could cost thousands coverage | Record number of overdose deaths in 2017 | Dems demand immediate reunification of separated children Senate Dems demand immediate reunification of remaining separated children Lewandowski says Bloomberg would be 'very competitive' against Trump in 2020 MORE (D-Calif.) demanded that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenCybersecurity: Cause for optimism, need for continued vigilance The Hill's Morning Report — Dems split on key issues but united against Trump Hillicon Valley: Trump revokes Brennan's security clearance | Twitter cracks down on InfoWars | AT&T hit with crypto lawsuit | DHS hosts election security exercise MORE resign, in part for her role in the policy. 

The White House has repeatedly defended it, with Trump saying on Monday that he doesn't want the U.S. to turn into a "migrant camp." 

Carlson isn't the only Fox News host who has taken a supportive stance. Fox News host Laura Ingraham said on Monday that the facilities housing immigrant children are "essentially summer camps." 

But there has also been some criticism from Fox personalities. 

Fox News personality Kennedy on Monday criticized the policy during a conversation with former Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzMatt Schlapp: Trump's policies on Russia 'two or three times tougher than anything' under Obama Tucker Carlson: Ruling class cares more about foreigners than their own people Fox's Kennedy chides Chaffetz on child migrants: 'I’m sure these mini rapists all have bombs strapped to their chests' MORE (R-Utah). 

“Come on, man,” she told Chaffetz at one point. “I’m sure these mini rapists all have bombs strapped to their chests."

“We’re demonizing the wrong people, it’s become so illogical,” she added.