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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."

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 HarrisOn The Money: Mnuchin pulls out of Saudi summit | Consumer bureau to probe controversial blog posts on race | Harris proposes new middle-class tax credit Booker holds 'Get Out the Vote' event in South Carolina as presidential speculation builds Harris rolls out bill to create new middle class tax credit MORE (D-Calif.) demanded that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenTucker Carlson says he 'can't really' dine out anymore because people keep yelling at him Top Judiciary Dems call for unredacted 'zero tolerance' memo The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Dem path to a Senate majority narrows 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 ChaffetzFox News contributor mocks Elizabeth Warren with photo at Disneyland Eric Trump blasts professor at alma mater Georgetown: ‘A terrible representative for our school’ Matt Schlapp: Trump's policies on Russia 'two or three times tougher than anything' under Obama 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.