Published: Fri, August 09, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Kellyanne Conway defends Carlson's white supremacist comments: It gets 'outsized coverage'

Kellyanne Conway defends Carlson's white supremacist comments: It gets 'outsized coverage'

"The hashtag "#WhiteNationalistsProblems" was a top trending topic on Twitter Thursday morning as people took to social media to mock a Fox News host's complaint that white nationalists were being painted with too broad of a racist stroke.

Claiming that white supremacy issue was being used by Democrats as a political tool, Carlson continued: "This is a hoax". He also tried to downplay the very real threat of racist and white nationalist rhetoric by saying that incessantly calling out white supremacy - something that has been increasingly happening with seemingly every Donald Trump tweet - will lead the country down "the path to civil war".

Carlson's comments sparked widespread condemnation, including from one of his own colleagues, liberal Fox News contributor Mo Elleithee. He said the Federal Bureau of Investigation takes white supremacist hate crimes "extremely seriously". "This is a country where the average person is getting poorer, where the suicide rate is spiking".

In case you missed it, Tucker Carlson said on national TV Tuesday night that white supremacy was a "hoax" and "actually not a real problem in America". "That is exactly what's going on".

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Speaking at a press conference after the killings, Trump said: 'The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online, consumed by racist hate.

Carlson also claimed all the white supremacists in America could fit inside a football stadium before repeating his belief that white supremacy in the USA is a non-existent problem. They're making this up. White Supremacist groups posted more propaganda on college campuses for the third year in a row as they tried to get new young members on board, according to the ADL.

"I don't know what the heck Tucker Carlson is talking about", said Brian Levin, the center's executive director. Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts, reporting after Trump's Monday speech about the shootings, noted that there were seven mass shootings by white extremists in the past 18 months. I am a White human rights activist.

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