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 HarrisCory Booker addresses speculation about his sexuality: 'I'm heterosexual' Biden, Sanders lead field in Iowa poll The 2020 Democratic nomination will run through the heart of black America MORE (D-Calif.) demanded that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenFamily of migrant girl who died in federal custody calls for 'transparent and neutral' investigation Former GOP lawmaker on death of 7-year-old migrant girl: Message should be ‘don't make this journey, it will kill you' Young girl's death draws new scrutiny over US treatment of migrants 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 ChaffetzFormer GOP lawmaker on death of 7-year-old migrant girl: Message should be ‘don't make this journey, it will kill you' Dems eyeing ban on sleeping in offices Hillicon Valley: House Dems to investigate Ivanka Trump's email use | Trump calls controversy 'fake news' | Malware attributed to Russian hackers | Holiday cyber shopping tips | Group calls for Facebook whistleblowers 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.