Fox News host Brian Kilmeade suffered an unfortunate slip-of-the-tongue on Tuesday during a live discussion about immigration.
The 55-year-old was talking during a segment about certain European countries tightening their borders, alongside co-host Ainsley Earhardt and Douglas Murray of the Henry Jackson Society, a neoconservative British foreign policy think tank.
Murray, who isn't a fan of open borders tried to draw a line between the benefits of the welfare state and open borders, two things which he thinks cannot co-exist.
So, this is what the open borders advocates will not contend with, but we need to make them contend with it.
For instance, here in Europe, people are very proud of having welfare states. Now, you can have open borders or a welfare state, but you can't have both.
Because you cannot have -- you cannot have anyone from the developing world just walking in and taking advantage of the welfare state.
It'll last for no time at all. These are the questions which we have to make open borders advocates start to contend with. And they just aren't at the moment.
In reply, Kilmeade tried to say that their anti-immigration stance isn't based on the colour of other people's skin but to preserve one country's culture but this is where he made his error.
Douglas, I'll play it out for you, because it's here. If you are against open borders or if you are concerned about immigration, you're racist, sexist, misogynist, whatever. Which you're -- it doesn't matter -- we're not talking colour, we're talking culture.
You're in a country to keep that culture going. It's not a matter of the colour of your skin, it's not your gender or your sexuality. We just don't want to destroy the colour of -- the culture of the country.