John Oliver calls out 'idiots' Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham for disparaging U.S. acceptance of Afghan refugees

On Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Sunday, Oliver ripped Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham for disparaging the notion of Afghan refugees being resettled in the U.S. Both Carlson and Ingraham spent much of last week on the subject, with Carlson comparing Afghan refugees coming to the U.S. to an invasion, and Ingraham saying, “The lesson of this 20-year war cannot be that every time we turn a country upside down or make huge mistakes, our immigration laws, our refugee laws no longer apply.”

Oliver played clips of both, and responded by saying, “Okay, first, f**k off, you tag team racial panic goblins. Second, the notion of ‘every time we turn a country upside down’ is an incredible thing to just blow past. Maybe that's the lesson here, Laura. Maybe don't keep turning countries upside down in the first place.”

Oliver also believes that due to the huge role the U.S. played in creating the situation in which these refugees now find themselves, it’s our obligation to help them, despite what immigration and refugee laws might say.

“As for ‘our refugee laws no longer apply,’ we are a big part of why those people are refugees,” Oliver said. “Helping them now isn't charity, it's doing the bare minimum. Refusing to help a neighbor whose home just burned down is sh***y. Doing it when you helped start the fire is f***ing monstrous.”

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