Tucker Carlson Defends Trump’s Foul Mouth

By on January 12, 2018

While the majority of journalists that have offered an opinion on Trump’s use of the word “shithole” to describe Haiti as well as other African nations have been critical, Fox’s Tucker Carlson is defending the president’s potty mouth as just a blunt way of telling the truth.

As video provided by Media Matters shows, Carlson’s estimates that most immigrants and Americans share the president’s sentiments.

“Today, as you doubtless heard, during immigration talks, President Trump said something that almost every single person in America actually agrees with,” said Carlson. “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.”

Carlson seems to be more offended by the dishonesty he senses in people that are offended by Trump’s use of foul language to describe poor nations. “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,” he said.

In particular Carlson brought up CNN analyst Joan Walsh, who when asked is she would rather live in Haiti or Norway remarked that she could not say. “Now, that’s lying,” said Carlson. “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.”

For his part, President Trump denies that he used the word “shithole” to refer to certain countries.

As per usual, Trump took to Twitter to explain himself and wrote, “the language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made — a big setback for DACA!”

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