Here is what Tucker Carlson said about Ilhan Omar on his Fox News show.
The Democratic candidates for president are on the road this week telling voters that the United States is an awful country.
America’s institutions are built on white supremacy, squeaked Beto O’Rourke at an event yesterday.
Of all the lies these people to tell, and there are many, this is the most absurd.
In fact the United States is the kindest, most open-minded place on the planet.
The U.S. Has done more for other people and received less in return than any nation in history by far.
Americans like to help. It makes us feel good.
Some of our deepest satisfaction as a country comes from watching penniless immigrants arriving on our shores, buy into our values, and thrive.
We call it the American dream, and nothing makes us prouder.
It was in that spirit that in 1992, the United States welcomed 10-year-old Ilhan Omar and her family.
Omar was born in Somalia, one of the world’s poorest countries, who was then ruled by a Marxist military dictatorship.
When she was six, she and her parents and siblings fled a worsening civil war and wound up at a refugee camp in Kenya.
They spent four years until America offered the family asylum here and let them settle in Minneapolis.
Omar’s father drove a taxi, then got a job at the Post Office working for the government.
Omar, meanwhile, grew up free in the world’s richest country with all the bounty that that implies.
She became a citizen, and went to work for state university.
A few years later she became a member of Congress, elected by voters who were proud to see an immigrant to succeed.
Omar is now, at the age of only 36, one of the most powerful women in America.
It’s an amazing story, really. Only in this country could it have happened.
Ilhan Omar has an awful lot to be grateful for. But she isn’t grateful, not at all.
After everything America has done for Omar and for her family, she hates this country more than ever.
In a recent piece in The Washington Post, the reporter put it this way: ‘In Omar’s version, America isn’t the big-hearted country that saved her from a brutal war and a bleak refugee camp. It wasn’t a meritocracy that helped her attend college and vaulted her into Congress.
‘Instead, it was the country that had failed to live up to its founding ideals, a place that has disappointed her, and so many immigrants, refugees and minorities like her.’
If anything, that is an understatement. Omar isn’t disappointed in America. She’s enraged by it.
Virtually every public statement she makes accuses Americans of bigotry and racism. This is an immoral country, she says.
She has undisguised contempt for the United States and for its people.
That should worry you and not just because Omar is a sitting member of Congress.
Ilhan Omar is living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country.
A system designed to strengthen America is, instead, undermining it.
Some of the very people we try hardest to help have come to hate us passionately.
Maybe that is our fault for asking too little of our immigrants. We aren’t self-confident enough to make them assimilate so they never feel fully American.
Or maybe the problem is deeper than that. Maybe we are importing people from places whose values are simply antithetical to ours.
Who knows what the problem is.
But there is a problem and whatever the cause, this cannot continue. It’s not sustainable.
No country can import large numbers of people who hate it and expect to survive. The Romans were the last to try that with predictable results.
So be grateful for Ilhan Omar, annoying as she is. She’s a living fire alarm, a warning to the rest of us: we better change our immigration system immediately – or else.