Tucker Carlson: Talk about this ‘white privilege stuff’ is ‘openly bigoted, openly racist’
Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Sunday condemned a Missouri lawmaker for tweeting about “white privilege,” and he asserted that using the term was “attacking people based on their skin color.”
Over the weekend, conservative blogs expressed outrage after Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) tweeted: “When you exercise your #WhitePrivilege, don’t think I’m not going to remember. I will use it for the future. Uncomfortable?”
She later added that the “system has literally failed the people I represent. There is no hope that anything will change. We go through the motions [because] we have to.’
According to Fox News host Peter Johnson Jr., Chappelle-Nadal was “perpetuating the race war that she announced in November.”
“I don’t know what she is proposing other than inflaming people over so-called white privilege and invoking the notion of a race war,” he opined.
“Here’s the problem I have with it,” Carlson said. “It’s not just that she’s obviously an extremist, but she’s a race hater. She attacks people based on the color of their skin, that’s just not a good thing. That’s not moral. It’s wrong. It shouldn’t be allowed.”
“And two, she’s an associate of the president,” he continued. “Why is it that President Obama has people like this supporting him? Has people like Al Sharpton in the White House 70 times? People who are openly bigoted, openly racist, and nobody calls him on it?”
“There ought to be some line that you don’t cross if you’re an elected official. Attacking people on the the base of their race — and this white privilege stuff is just that, it’s attacking people based on their skin color, and I think we should call it what it is.”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Jan. 4, 2015.