Fox News host Tucker Carlson insisted that tacos are “American food” to a perplexed Mexican journalist Thursday.
Carlson made the comment while discussing the backlash a Texas Mexican food restaurant received for hosting Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Univision anchor Enrique Acevedo.
“I’m totally opposed to illegal immigration. I think our legal immigration should be lower because the country is getting too volatile. Those are my sincere views,” Carlson said. “Should I be allowed to eat Mexican food?”
Acevedo said that there was a contradiction between “attacking someone’s culture and story and then celebrating their food.”
“What do you mean, ‘their food?’” Carlson interrupted. “It’s American food! It’s American food!” What do you think, you own tacos now, or something? I love this, it’s so crazy!”
Acevedo said “no one” owns tacos.
“Oh, really?” Carlson asked. “Because it sounds like you feel like you own tacos. I feel like I do. I feel like they’re an American food, and I’m going to keep eating them even though I agree with Jeff Sessions.”
Acevedo said that it’s fine to celebrate each other’s cultures.
“No! What do you mean each other’s cultures? It’s an American food! It’s an American food! You’re not going to appropriate my culture,” he said. “I’m from San Diego, man. Those are my tacos. Mine!”
Watch the clip below: