Fox News host Tucker Carlson has faced a barrage of criticism after sharing a video of a white nationalist rallying in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The video, which has been shared more than 100,000 times since it was posted on Friday, shows a group of people chanting “Jews will not replace us” and waving Confederate flags, before they are surrounded by protesters.
Fox News contributor Alex Jones, who is also the co-founder of Infowars, has called the video “a big deal” and an example of “white genocide”.
In a statement to Fox News, Carlson said: “I think the problem with Charlottesville is that they’re a bunch of racists and Nazis who think they’re better than everyone else.
It’s not the fact that they’ve got a Confederate flag hanging over their heads that’s problematic, it’s that they think they are better than the majority of Americans, that they are the majority.”
And that’s the thing about white genocide.
The majority of people aren’t going to listen to them.
“A spokesperson for Carlson did not respond to a request for comment.
Fox host Tucker, who has also been called a “fringe conservative” and a “racist”, has faced criticism for sharing the video.
“We are going to be watching these events for a long time.” “
We need to take a look at how they are being propagated on the left and we need to stop them from doing it to the right,” he said.
“We are going to be watching these events for a long time.”
Carlson, who hosted The Five on Fox News since 2015, has been under fire from many left-leaning commentators for using his platform to promote the idea that the United States is at a tipping point.
In 2016, he compared President Donald Trump to a “traitor” and “white supremacist”.
He has also repeatedly expressed his disdain for the alt-right, the far-right group that includes neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and white supremacists.
Fox hosts have been criticised for sharing controversial content, such as one that featured footage of the rapper Lyrics Born, who was filmed beating a woman, on a TV show in 2017.
Carlson is one of the most prominent voices among conservative commentators, and he regularly speaks out on issues such as the Trump administration, which he believes has a “tremendous amount of influence over our country”.
He said in an interview last week that he believed Trump’s “birther” conspiracy theories about President Barack Obama’s citizenship and that his predecessor, President George W Bush, “had to have been in the White House at one point”.
“I mean, it was just a crazy idea that we would go back to the days of Lyndon Johnson, the president of the United State of America,” he told The New York Times.
“I do think we have a situation where it’s going to become a more serious matter because the president’s actions and statements are coming out on a daily basis.”