Fox News host Tucker Carlson has made no secret of his contempt for multiculturalism, even going so far as to suggest that diversity is not our “strength.”
At the same time, however, he firmly believes that America is not a racist country, and has no reason to give reparations to the descendants of enslaved Africans. The proof? New Jersey elected a black senator!
“Sen. Cory Booker made a guest appearance at the [reparations] hearing. He claimed that the same country that has made him one of the most powerful figures in the land, is in fact incorrigibly racist,” said Carlson. He played a clip of Booker saying, “We as a nation have not yet truly acknowledged and grappled with racism and white supremacy that has tainted this country’s founding and continues to persist in those deep racial disparities and inequalities today.”
“So in a sane country, that’s the point at which the entire room would have burst out laughing when Sen. Booker said that, precisely because of his title, really,” sneered Carlson. “‘Senator Booker.’ Cory Booker’s parents were highly paid IBM executives who grew up in a rich, all-white neighborhood, by the way. He attended Stanford. Then he had a Rhodes scholarship, went to Oxford. Then he got a law degree from Yale. He’s currently senator from New Jersey. He’ll win re-election pretty easily in 2020 if he seeks it. New Jersey is one of the richest states in this country, second I think. It’s also majority white.”
“So if white supremacy were a huge problem in America, how did Cory Booker become a senator?” said Carlson. “And yet somehow he did.”
At no point in this long-winded put down did Carlson stop to consider the fact that African-Americans make up 13.4 percent of the U.S. population but only 3 percent of the United States Senate — which somewhat dampens his argument.
Tucker Carlson says the proof that America doesn't have a racism problem is that Cory Booker is a senator. pic.twitter.com/ctSMgFJNLr
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) June 20, 2019
New York suburb spirals into chaos with dueling mayors and a police commissioner jailed on first day of work
Chaos is engulfing a New York suburb, where it's not clear who is mayor and the city's possible police commissioner was arrested.
Mayor Richard Thomas pleaded guilty July 8 to fourth-degree attempted grand larceny and second-degree offering a false statement, and agreed to resign as Mount Vernon's mayor by Sept. 30, reported the Daily Voice.
The City Council voted unanimously two days later to remove Thomas from office immediately and gave him 24 hours to vacate his office at City Hall.
Ex-Obama DHS chief schools Fox & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade after he tries to spin Trump’s racism
Jeh Johnson, who served as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security under former President Barack Obama, schooled "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade after he tried to spin President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four Democratic lawmakers.
During an appearance on Fox News, Johnson explained why it was racist for Trump to tell the four congresswomen, all of whom are American citizens, to "go back" to the countries they came from.
"Whether you're the fourth-generation descendant of a slave from Lynchburg, Virginia, or your name is George W. Bush, or your name is Donald Trump, or you were naturalized... in Brooklyn at 9:30 yesterday morning, you're an American, period," he said. "This is your home. There's no place to go back to, and I hope we all remember that."
Ex-White House aide baffles CNN’s Camerota by claiming Trump’s tweets were racist — but he is not
Trying to have it both ways, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci went on CNN on Thursday morning toboth call out Donald Trump for his racist attacks while at the same time saying the president is not a racist.
Sitting down with host Alisyn Camerota, the Trump apologist who spent a brief 11 days in the White House said that the president is being advised by friends to dial back the racism or face the loss of a "glacier" of support from voters.
With host Camerota pointing out that he had called Trump’s remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar (R-MN) “reprehensible, racist and neanderthalish,” she pressed, “and yet, you still support him?”