By most accounts, Thursday was a wild day for President Trump. He threw most of the political world in Washington into disarray with some confusing comments on FISA that he promptly walked back after watching Fox And Friends. This was nothing compared to his comments later, calling nations like Haiti and El Salvador “sh*tholes” when it comes to immigration into the United States. He uses Norway as the perfect example of a country we want immigrants from, sending many off to the races, calling the president racist and his comment abhorrent.
The White House didn’t deny the comments and actually felt it was a positive stance for their base. This was supported by the personalities over at Fox News who came out in defense of the president the only way they can. Tucker Carlson is the first, coming out swinging with his trademark confusion about what the president had done wrong:
“President Trump said something that almost every single person in America actually agrees with,” Carlson said. “An awful lot of immigrants come from 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.”
Carlson was joined by former Obama campaign communications director Jose Parra, butting heads over the president’s comments several times and questioning Parra’s assertion that this is no different than his comments on Charlottesville. In between knocking the “morons at MSNBC” and CNN commentator Joan Walsh, Carlson doubles down on his feelings that Trump was only speaking from the heart of the nation:
“If we have gotten to the point where we all have to pretend that every country is as exactly as nice as every other country, then we are being dishonest,” Carlson said. “But the idea that you are not allowed to say that they’re pretty crummy countries. Haiti, for example, or El Salvador — I have been to both of them. That’s why people are leaving them to come here. So I don’t understand what the sin is. You are not allowed to point out other countries aren’t as good places to live as America? Like, what is the problem?”
Carlson wasn’t alone at Fox News with these feelings. Jesse Watters also joined in to support the president and defend his comments during The Five, adding that Trump was only speaking of “the forgotten man”: