In less than three minutes, Tucker Carlson suggested immigrants make the United States " Dirtier, "He's been talking about their values and about being frustrated with Central American Caravans.
Few advocates, if any, argue the economic merit of immigration, Carlson said in his opening monologue Thursday evening. The nation needs skilled workers, but Carlson said that is not who arrives here. (Fact check: Not true.)
"Our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this," he said, while namechecking Reps. Navy Pelosi (D-Calif.) And Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis). "We have a moral obligation to admit the world's poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided. Immigration is a form of atonement. "
Carlson added:" They're nice people; nobody doubts that, "before changing his tone minutes later in his own monologue, about reports some caravan leaders demanded $ 50,000 in reparations for U.S. involvement in Central America, calling them "cynical shakedown artists."
Pacific Life, an insurance company, said in a statement Friday that it disagreed with Carlson's immigration comments.
"Our customer base and our workforce reflect the diversity of our great nation, something we take great pride in, "the company said. The Fortune 500 company is based in Newport Beach, Calif.
Pacific Life's pullout has come amid the death of 7 -year-old Jakelin Caal, a Guatemalan girl who died in custody of US border agents from dehydration and exhaustion.
The issue – another Fox News host the lost advertiser support over controversial comments –
"It is a shame that left wing advocacy groups, under the guise "spokeswoman Carly Shanahan said in a statement.
Pacific Life has run commercials on Carlson's show for Just Over a Year, Stokes Chesterman spokesman The Washington Post on Saturday. Fox news programs at this time, he said.
Carlson has been a frequent critic of immigration. In March, he voiced concern that America's demographics were changing too quickly without "debate."
In his Thursday monologue, Carlson, footage of Mexican protesters critical of the caravan, suggesting some criminals mounting on "invasion," in an echo Trump's rhetoric.
"That sounds like a trump rally. When did Mexican citizens start talking like this?
The network has defended itself against similar advertiser pullout driven by public scrutiny.
In March, Laura Ingraham's helped a dozen companies to secure commercials during Laura Ingraham's parkland student David Hogg. She later apologized, but Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy decried the move as "agenda-driven intimidation efforts" and censorship.
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