Pro-Trump Fox News host Tucker Carlson opened his Tuesday show with a monologue critical of President Trump’s immigration executive order for not going far enough.
Carlson said Trump’s announcement has been something Americans have been demanding and that “there’s no question the president has the authority to do what he has done.”
“Why in the middle of a disaster would you make things worse? Why would you hurt your own people when they’re already hurting?”
He mocked people like Madeleine Albright and Beto O’Rourke for their criticisms of the president’s message, saying, “As the country falls apart around him, Beto’s first and main concern is preserving America’s sacred caste system. The native-born working on farms? In kitchens? In factories? Sacre bleu! screeched Beto. It is unnatural! Unthinkable! It is wrong! We must have a compliant underclass! We must!”
However, Carlson added that Beto — in his opinion — need not worry.
“The new moratorium on immigration will last for 60 days, at which point it could be extended, or it may not be extended. The ban will apply only to individuals seeking permanent residency in this country — in other words, people who like the United States enough to stay permanently, and would like green cards to be able to do it legally. But the ban will not apply to those entering the United States on a temporary basis. That means it will not affect guest workers. That’s an awful lot of exceptions.”