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Tucker Carlson: ‘A lot’ of my friends are Muslims, but maybe they shouldn’t be allowed in US

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson asserted over the weekend that it might be time to close the border to Muslims, even though “a lot” of his friends practiced the religion.

As thousands gathered in France on Sunday to support the magazine Charlie Hebdo after it was attacked by terrorists last week, Carlson wondered if the rally would make a difference.

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“What exactly does it mean?” Carlson asked. “What exactly going forward will this accomplish?”

“This is an Islamic problem we’re facing. It’s become rigid, it’s become doctrinaire, fundamentalist, and the world is suffering as result,” the Fox News host continued. “At some point, the Obama administration is going to step up — or some subsequent administration — and call the problem what it is, which is a religious problem.”

“Not all Muslims, of course. Most are peaceful and decent people. We all know a lot of them. But there is a species of the religion that has gone completely off the rails, and until you say that out loud, it’s kind of hard to address it.”

Moments later, Carlson argued that France was having a problem was terrorism “because it has the largest Muslim population in Europe as a result of its immigration policies.”

“Is it time to re-think immigration policies in Europe and, by the way, also here in North America, to pay attention to the country of origin?” Carlson opined. “Is it a good idea to let a lot of people from countries where violent Islamism is rife come to this country? What do we get out of it?”

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Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Jan. 11, 2015.


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BUSTED: Florida’s GOP governor illegally denied Miami Herald access to coronavirus briefing

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Gov. Ron DeSantis denied the Miami Herald access to a COVID-19 coronavirus briefing, the newspaper's Tallahassee Bureau Chief reported Saturday.

"Gov. Ron DeSantis decided to violate the state's public meeting laws and chose to exclude the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times from a media briefing at the Capitol," Mary Ellen Klas reported.

"His media staff told another reporter, NSF's Jim Turner, that if he insisted that we be allowed in, Turner would be kept out," she noted.

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MSNBC’s Alex Witt holds back tears as wife of critically ill COVID-19 patient describes his swift decline

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On MSNBC Saturday, Alex Witt interviewed Amy Breslow, a New Jersey woman whose husband Brett is critically ill in ICU with coronavirus and in need of plasma. As Witt listened, she grew visibly shaken.

"At what point did you know your husband needed to go to the hospital?" asked Witt. "Was it something that you saw slowly and then took a harsh turn? Tell me what happened there."

"He told me two weeks ago that he was not feeling well," said Breslow. "He started with a fever on the 16th, chills, fatigue. The 17th, I took him to urgent care. They tested him for regular flu, which was negative. They did not have any coronavirus tests available at the urgent care. There were no kits, so they examined him, his lungs, his vital signs, everything was stable. They gave him your typical, rest, fluids, take Tylenol, Motrin. Wednesday, his fever seemed to break, Thursday the fever came back."

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Trump attacks governors requesting medical resources as ‘little problem children’ in unhinged rant

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On Saturday, ahead of seeing off the naval hospital ship USNS Comfort on its way to New York to deal with the coronavirus hot zone, President Donald Trump once again lashed out at governors requesting medical resources, calling them "a couple of little problem children."

"I would say we'll use [the Defense Production Act] again once or twice," Trump told a reporter on the White House lawn. "We have a couple of little problem children, and we'll use it where we have to. But overall, I tell you, the private, free enterprise system is at work like nobody's seen in a long time."

Presumably, Trump is referring to Govs. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), with whom he is feuding publicly and has attacked by name multiple times in recent days.

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