Tucker Carlson of Fox News rejects criticism of South Africa land reform segments


NEW YORK — Fox News host Tucker Carlson said he’s shocked his segments on a South African land reform policy should be considered an appeal to white nationalists – let alone spark an international incident.

Carlson argued against a proposal that would allow the South African government to seize some white-owned agricultural land, part of an effort to address inequities left over from apartheid. Whites own more than 70 percent of such farmland despite being about 8 percent of the population.

Two hours after Carlson reported on it, a prominent viewer – Republican President Donald Trump – tweeted that he asked the secretary of state to look into the issue.

The South African government then lashed out at Trump, condemning his tweet as racially polarizing.

“The government of South Africa wishes…

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