Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed on his show “‘Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday that white supremacy is a “hoax” and “actually not a real problem in America.”
Why it matters: A racist manifesto complaining about a “Hispanic invasion” was posted online by a writer identified as the suspected gunman before the El Paso mass shooting Saturday. Per Axios’ Jim VandeHei and Sara Fischer, white-extremist active shooters in the U.S. were responsible for 65 deaths in 7 episodes in the past 18 months…
The bottom line: White nationalism is a growing threat in the U.S., as VandeHei and Sara Fischer note.
FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress last month that the bureau made about 100 domestic terrorism arrests in the first 3 quarters of this fiscal year. Most related to white supremacy.