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Tucker Carlson calls white supremacy "a hoax" after El Paso shooting

Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29
Fox News host Tucker Carlson at the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit in March. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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.

Tucker Carlson on Elizabeth Warren: "She sounds like Donald Trump at his best"

Fox News host Tucker Carlson praised 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren's "economic patriotism" plan during his Wednesday show, quoting the policy at length before saying "she sounds like Donald Trump at his best."

The big picture: Carlson emphasized that he believes most Republicans would agree with the elements of Warren's proposal that deal with "creating and defending good American jobs," saying that many of her policies "make obvious sense."