Univision anchor Enrique Acevedo called out Fox News host Tucker Carlson on his show last night for saying America was “better” when he was born, as Acevedo tied the comment to Carlson’s recent anti-diversity crusade.
“When I was born, America was fine,” said Carlson, who is 49, during a debate on US immigration policies. “It was a better country that it is now in a lot of ways, it’s not just about immigration.”
“You think so?” Acevedo asked. “In what sense was it a better country, what metric?”
“It was a more cohesive country,” Carslon explained, to which Acevedo replied by asking if the host liked that America better because “it was a less diverse country.”
Carlson went into defense mode after that remark, saying, “It’s not about race actually, don’t make it that way. The middle class was vibrant when I was born — it’s dying now.”
The comments occurred during another one of Carlson’s immigration rants, which have become increasingly controversial. Many critics have accused Carlson of pushing white nationalist talking points or identifying with the movement himself.
He even recently claimed that diversity hurts America and asked, “How, precisely, is diversity our strength?”
Twitter called him out:
“It was a more cohesive country”. The 60s?!? Dog whistle meaning power was exclusively held by straight white Christian men and he’d like a return to those days again. But those days are long gone.
— Clif 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (@Texden1975) September 15, 2018
I'm old enough to remember how fooked up the USA was in 1969. Remember the Ohio River being on fire, @TuckerCarlson? Remember Vietnam? Remember the race wars? Oh wait, NOTHING's CHANGED.
— PD Collins (@LilDocCollins) September 15, 2018
So America was better when he was born. Just another sign that he's racist. He was born in 1969 and America's hatred for people of color were still on the forefront. Black people were still pushing for political and social freedom etc. That's why he loves MAGA.
— ruffryderitalia (@ruffryderitalia) September 15, 2018
It's almost as if Tucker is doing literally everything that he can to tell us that he is a white supremacist without actually speaking the words "white supremacist".
— PermRev (@StuAllen5) September 15, 2018
Tucker says America "was a better country" when he was born.
Univision's Enrique Acevedo: you think so? in sense was it a better country, what metric? … it was a less diverse country maybe? pic.twitter.com/El8x4Hsy2K
— Madeline Peltz (@peltzmadeline) September 15, 2018