Tucker Carlson Says He’s ‘Not Intimidated,’ Doubles Down on Immigration Comments Amid Boycott (Video)

Fox News host has been widely criticized after saying that immigrants have made the United States “poorer and dirtier and more divided”

Tucker Carlson Doubles Down

Tucker Carlson is refusing to reverse course in the face of a growing advertiser boycott sparked by his recent comments about immigrants that have been widely condemned as racist. On Monday’s episode of his Fox News show, Carlson said that criticism of his comments amounted to an attack on free speech, vowing “we’re not intimidated,” and that he will “say what’s true until the last day.”

In the second segment of his show, after talking about his recent interview with a Tijuana municipal delegate who has been critical of the so-called migrant caravan, Carlson discussed his critics directly.

First saying that current U.S. immigration policy exists for “the profit and the comfort of a relatively tiny number of people” who “don’t want the rest of us to think about it too much, they just want us to mouth the empty platitudes and move on,” Carlson accused the people calling him racist of trying to silence him.

“You’ve seen it a million times, it happens all the time,” he said. “The enforcers scream ‘racist’ on Twitter, until everyone gets intimidated and changes the subject to the Russia investigation or some other distraction. It’s a tactic, a well worn one. And it won’t work with the show, we’re not intimidated. We plan to say what’s true until the last day.”

On his show last Thursday, Carlson remarked that immigrants have made the United States “poorer and dirtier and more divided.” Since then, he’s lost some of his biggest advertisers, including Bowflex, Pacific Life, the employment website Indeed and SmileDirectClub, all of whom publicly cut ties with his show.

You can see Carlson’s full rant from Monday’s show below: