Tucker Carlson Rips MSNBC’s Ali Velshi, Stephanie Ruhle for Hot Take on Border Wall: ‘How Do People That Dumb Get TV Jobs?’

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson offered a sampling of media reactions to President Donald Trump’s push for a border wall, all of which were opposed to it.

Included amongst those were comments from MSNBC daytime host Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle, who both referenced the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. That prompted Carlson to question Velshi and Ruhle’s qualifications to host a cable news television program.

Partial transcript as follows:

CARLSON: Hundreds of members of that migrant caravan in Central America we’ve been telling you about are now camped at the U.S.-Mexico border. The members have no right to enter the United States legally, but that has not stopped the press from openly encouraging them to do it anyway.

Over at NBC, talking heads suggested that the Statue of Liberty, the poem at the bottom somehow with no vote being taken has become federal law and commands us to let them in, no questions asked. Watch.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A very public test of American resolve over immigration policy as well as the limits of American compassion.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: These are the faces of the desperate locked out on the doorstep of the United States waiting.

STEPHANIE RUHLE, MSNBC HOST, “VELSHI & RUHLE”: The president said, “Have you seen this caravan, have you seen the caravan?” I ask you, Mr. President, have you? What do you think the Statue of Liberty would say?

ALI VELSHI, MSNBC HOST, “VELSHI & RUHLE”: Yes. Come on in. Let me help you out.

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CARLSON: How do people that dumb get TV jobs? I guess they’re just passing them out.

Over at CNN, meanwhile, “United Shades of America” host Kamau Bell has gone even farther than that. He says that all borders everywhere are immoral.

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KAMAU BELL, CNN HOST, “UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA”: This idea of borders and walls is ridiculous. We are too good for this.

The point is walls suck.

This $3 billion manifestation of irrational fears stoked by politicians running for elected office is made of concrete barriers, steel beams, double-layered fencing and barriers fit for the beaches of Normandy.

Welcome to “America’s Got Talent,” but it’s wasting it on building this wall.

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CARLSON: There’s a guy – I want to ask, do you lock your door? You got a password on your email? Why? Just a manifestation of fear, I guess.

Well, CNN and NBC operate out of America. They cover American news. Americans work there, but they are not interested in the interests of Americans. Obviously.

(h/t Mediaite)

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