Tucker Carlson addressed President Trump's "shithole countries" controversy and said those who pretend that every country is exactly as nice as every other country are liars.
Carlson tweeted Thursday: "Option A: El Salvador isn't a "shithole," so they don't need 17 years of Temporary Protected Status, and migrants from there should be sent home immediately. Option B: El Salvador is, in fact, a "shithole."
From Thursday's broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight on FOX News:
TUCKER CARLSON: Today, as you doubtless heard, during immigration talks, President Trump said something that almost every single person in America actually agrees with -- an awful lot of immigrants come to this country from other places that aren't very nice. Those places are dangerous, they're dirty, they're corrupt, and they're poor, and that's the main reason those immigrants are trying to come here, and you would, too, if you live there...
Of course you can have a debate over what countries we ought to admit immigrants from, and I think we are kind of having that debate, but what bothers me about the explosion this afternoon is the dishonesty in it.
And I will just give you one example. Joan Walsh, over on CNN, an analyst over there was asked just a minute ago, "Would you rather live in Haiti, or Norway." And she said, with a straight face, "I can't say."
Now, that's lying. If we have gotten to the point where we all have to pretend that every country is exactly as nice as every other country, then we are being dishonest.
Option A: El Salvador isn't a "shithole," so they don't need 17 years of Temporary Protected Status, and migrants from there should be sent home immediately. Option B: El Salvador is, in fact, a "shithole." https://t.co/sea1sKoY8K— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 11, 2018
Mark Steyn: No one voluntarily moves to Haiti
Author and commentator Mark Steyn sizes up President Trump's 'shithole countries' remarks, saying the president was asking why should the U.S. give priority to dysfunctional countries: