A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who killed a U.S. soldier and injured another in Afghanistan recently received an apology and a $10.5 million check from the Canadian government.
Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen, claimed Canadian officials violated his rights while he was detained at the U.S. facility in Cuba.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended the settlement during a press conference at the G-20 summit in Germany.
“The charter of rights and freedoms protects all Canadians, every one of us, even when it is uncomfortable," Trudeau said. "When the government violates any Canadian’s charter rights, we all end up paying for it.”
Now, the Army veteran who lost eyesight in one eye due to a grenade thrown by Khadr during a 2002 firefight, Layne Morris, is blasting Trudeau and the Canadian government.
Morris said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that Trudeau went "out of his way" to help Khadr.
Tucker Carlson said Trudeau was likely trying to effectively poke the United States in the eye with the payment.
"What kind of sick and twisted ivory tower do you have to live in ...to decide to award this man 10.5 million good-hearted, hard-working Canadian folks' dollars?"
"It's totally offensive. This man kills somebody and he gets then a check?" Morris said on "Fox & Friends" last week. "Even if the guy's rights were violated, that's worth [$10.5] million?"
Morris claimed there was "deliberate intent" on the part of the Trudeau government to shield Khadr from any legal repercussions and grant him a massive settlement - and an apology - in secret.
"This totally sucks. It's just crazy that you'd give somebody like that [money] because his feelings got hurt," Morris said.
Watch the "Tucker Carlson Tonight" interview above, the "Fox & Friends" interview below, and read more about Khadr and his big settlement.