Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been accused of racism after launching a reprehensible verbal attack on congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

Carlson, who has a long history of controversial statements, made the outburst on his show on Tuesday following the publication of an article by The Washington Post,where Omar was described as being 'enraged' and having 'undisguised contempt for the United States'.

Carlson took this as an opportunity to launch a vicious assault on the Somali-American, who was elected to Congress at the start of this year and became one of two Muslim women to serve as a senator.

According to Carlson, Omar, who moved to the US when she was just a child, is 'living proof that immigration is dangerous to America' and that people should be 'worried'.

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.

She isn't disappointed in America, she is enraged by it. Virtually every public statement that she makes accuses America 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 now 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's our fault for asking too little of 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 that are simply antithetical to ours? Who knows what the problem is but there is a problem and whatever the cause, this cannot continue. 

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 that we better change our immigration system immediately, or else

This is hardly the first time that Omar has encountered such toxic rhetoric and she responded to Carlson on Twitter, telling him to get used to her presence in Congress.

Omar wasn't alone in the criticism and she has been supported by numerous people online, who have all strongly condemned Carlson for his words.

HT Huffington Post

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