Fox News host Tucker Carlson expressed concern in his opening monologue Wednesday night that the recent heightened political rhetoric around race could lead the country to another civil war, according to the Washington Examiner.
Carlson pointed out that the left’s attempt to paint President Donald Trump and all of his supporters as white supremacists is a distraction from more important economic and political realities like a declining middle class and burgeoning debt. “At what point do political attacks get so reckless and unhinged that you can no longer heal the divide they create with politics?” Carlson asked. “It’s hard to know exactly, but the Left is getting very close to it,” he answered his own question.
On Tuesday night Carlson said the idea that white supremacy was one of the country’s biggest problems was a “hoax,” prompting some on the left to call for a boycott on his popular Fox News program. “The combined membership of every white supremacist organization in this country, would they be able to fit inside a college football stadium?” Carlson asked.
“This is a hoax just like the Russia hoax,” he continued. “It’s a conspiracy theory used to divide the country and keep a hold on power.”
Carlson urged his viewers to be more charitable towards those with whom they disagree politically, saying, “Cut them a break. They deserve it. And remember: The alternative is disaster.”
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