Tucker Carlson Doubles Down On White Supremacist Rant After Calls For His Firing
Fox News host Tucker Carlson doubled his defense of a white nationalist conspiracy theory on Monday after being outraged by his comments last week.
The Anti-Defamation League called on Fox News to fire Carlson on Friday after invoking on the air the "big substitute" theory, a racist, far-right doctrine that imagines white people being deliberately promoted by immigrants and minorities be replaced.
Carlson, apparently encouraged by his network's decision to stand behind him, reiterated his original comments Monday night.
"It was true and therefore worth mentioning," he said. "America desperately needs a national conversation about it."
Then he went a step further, insisting that "demographic change is key to the Democratic Party's political ambitions" and that "Democrats plan to transform the country's population" in order to win elections.
During an appearance on Fox News Primetime Thursday night with guest host Mark Steyn, Carlson said the Democrats are “trying to replace the current electorate with more obedient third world voters”.
"I have less political power because they are importing a brand new electorate," said Carlson. "Why should I sit back and take this?"
He preceded his remarks by saying that left-wing and Twitter users "literally get hysterical when you use the term" substitute "" and rejected proposals he advocated under the guise of a "voting issue".
The belief in "replacement theory" motivated several high profile mass shootings in 2019, including in El Paso, Texas and Christchurch, New Zealand.
Carlson routinely flirts with overt white supremacist and anti-immigrant rhetoric on his show, one of America's most watched programs.
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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