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.

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"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."

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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 ChaffetzTop Utah paper knocks Chaffetz as he mulls run for governor: ‘His political career should be over’ Boehner working on memoir: report Former GOP lawmaker on death of 7-year-old migrant girl: Message should be ‘don't make this journey, it will kill you' 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.