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By Tim Stelloh
Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson faced an escalating backlash from advertisers on Monday as he came across his section on immigration ,
Among the last money to be cleared by "Tucker Carlson Tonight" was NerdWallet, a personal finance website that told NBC News in a statement that "it has pulled out its ads and will re-evaluate ongoing advertising for this program."
A spokeswoman confirmed The company left the show following a monologue on Thursday on economics and immigration in which Carlson said the United States needs more "scientists and experienced engineers" for increasingly automated and technically centered jobs.
"Instead, we get human waves with higher education or less," he said. "Nice people, no one doubts that, but from an economic point of view, that's crazy, it's untenable, so no one is trying to defend it. that you shut up and accept, we have a moral obligation to admit to the world's poor, they tell us, even as our country becomes poorer, dirtier, and more divided. "
On Friday, one of the show's advertisers said, Pacific Life Insurance Company states that it "disagree [d] with its comments."
"Our client base and workforce reflect the diversity of our great nation and we are very proud of that," the statement says. "We will not promote Mr. Carlson's show in the coming weeks as we reevaluate our relationship with his program."
A spokeswoman for SmileDirectClub, who manufactures dental trowels, said the company is "actively working with our media buyers to confirm that the SmileDirectClub is no longer turning our ads around political opinion shows."
Spokeswoman Shara Siegel declined to say if the departure was beyond the show on Thursday.
The fitness equipment manufacturer Nautilus also joined the show. according to a statement by The Hollywood Reporter. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
When activists continued to call other companies who advertise on the show, Carlson said on Monday that he was "silenced" by what he had not called a "worn-out" tactic on the left.
"It will not work with this show," he said.