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The Internet Torches Tucker Carlson For Saying White Supremacists ‘Deserve a Break’

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson is being hammered on Twitter after saying that people should “calm down” a night after he said the problem of white supremacy in the U.S. is a “hoax” and for suggesting that white supremacists “deserve a break.”

America isn’t a “white supremacist country plotting the slaughter of its own people,” Carlson said in a post on Twitter that was accompanied by a message that was aired on his nightly program.

“They mean well. Going forward, give them the benefit of the doubt, even when you disagree with them,” the Fox host said referring to white supremacists.

“These are your fellow Americans. Cut them a break. They deserve it. And remember the alternative is disaster.”

Carlson’s remarks followed a mass shooting by a long gunman in El Paso, Texas, that left 22 people dead.

The suspect in the shooting is believed to have shared a racist manifesto describing an “invasion” of Hispanic immigrants before carrying out the attack. It followed a separate attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue last fall that killed 11 people, the deadliest attack in U.S. history on a Jewish community.

Since the El Paso shooting, a vast majority of Americans have moved to condemn white supremacism.

Separately, FBI Director Christopher Wray said last month that the agency has made about 100 domestic terrorism-related arrests since October, with the majority tied to white supremacy.

In his remarks on Tuesday, Carlson said the U.S. is on the “decline” but the country “is not on the brink of genocide.”

Twitter users were quick to respond. Take a look below.

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