Fox News Host Compared Charlottesville White Supremacists To Black Lives Matter

Fox News host Pete Hegseth compared Charlottesville white supremacists to supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement. During an episode of Fox & Friends Sunday morning, Hegseth said that Trump “nailed it” and applauded him for condemning “hatred and bigotry on all sides as opposed to immediately picking a side out the gate.”

According to the Huffington Post, Hegseth believes the white supremacists deserve the same sympathy and support offered to the Black Lives Matter movement, which was created to put a spotlight on police shootings of black Americans.

“You can call [violence] out, and then ― but still also listen, say, on Black Lives Matter, to the grievances of young African-American males in urban cores who feel like they are looked at differently by police. That discussion still should be had,” Hegseth said, arguing that many young white men “feel like, ‘Hey, I’m treated differently in this country than I feel like I should have. I’ve become a second-class citizen. None of it ― they tell me I have white privilege.’”

“There’s a reason those people were out there,” Hegseth said of those a participating in Saturday’s rally filled with Nazi emblems and Confederate flags. “Some of it is outright racism and needs to be condemned. A lot of it, though, is I feel like my country is slipping away and just because I talk about nationalism ― not white nationalism ― doesn’t mean I’m talking in code that I’m a racist.”


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