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Tonight, Tucker Carlson faced off with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof over how he and others in the media have characterized Donald Trump supporters.

Carlson accused Kristof of implying that Trump voters are “racists or bad people.”

Kristof objected to Carlson's interpretation of his most recent column, claiming that he's actually taken criticism from the left for being too sympathetic to Trump supporters.

"I guess what I'm for here is empathy," Carlson said, pointing out that Kristof has written about some of the most troubled places on Earth, such as Darfur, Mogadishu and Ouagadougou. "I've never read a column by you that suggests the people in those places - who support dictators oftentimes - are racists or bad people. You would never write that about a poor person the third world."

Kristof argued that he's actually calling for that kind of name-calling and stereotyping to be avoided.

"I think that Trump is, frankly, a bigot. I think he has a racist history," Kristof said. "I don't think that of his supporters."

Carlson said it doesn't seem like Kristof has thought deeply about the suffering of his fellow Americans and why they would be motivated to elect Trump.

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