As part of the ongoing feud that’s emerged this week between Tucker Carlson and Ilhan Omar, the Fox News host spent the first 20 minutes of his show Wednesday night responding to the freshman Democrats’ call for him to be fired and advertisers to boycott the show due to his “white supremacist rhetoric.”
Carlson claimed Omar was a “grievance monster” who “hates” the United States and, despite her advocacy for advertisers of the late-night show to cease “underwriting this kind of dangerous, hateful rhetoric,” he said the network fully supported him.
“We noted at the beginning of this show that Ilhan Omar is trying to take this show off the air. Shut us up. Silence us,” Carlson said. “We want to reassure you that’s not going to happen. Why? Because we work at Fox News, and they’ve got our back, and we’re thankful for that.”
He went on to say the congresswoman “isn’t disappointed in America, she is enraged by…