Tucker Carlson slurred former president Barack Obama as a "hater," and he was hit with a furious backlash.
The Fox News broadcaster known for spreading white nationalist propaganda and other bigotry attacked the former president for criticizing "right-wing media" during a CNN interview, saying those broadcasters have twisted the priorities of their viewers.
"I also think that there are certain right-wing media venues, for example, that monetize and capitalize on stoking the fear and resentment of a white population that is witnessing a changing America and seeing demographic changes," Obama told CNN's Anderson Cooper, "and do everything they can to give people a sense that their way of life is threatened and that people are trying to take advantage of them."
Carlson took umbrage at the observation, and complained Obama had "spent eight years dividing the country along racial lines."
"That guy is a hater, for real," Carlson said.
Social media users agreed it takes one to know one.
@justinbaragona Honestly, Tucker should just put his white hood on and call it a day.— candace owens critic (@candace owens critic) 1623201269.0
@79RT79 @justinbaragona He knows his audience won’t listen to a word Obama said.— Nuancically Tweeting (@Nuancically Tweeting) 1623201323.0
@justinbaragona Out of the mouth that yesterday was screaming because he saw African immigrants to the US near his… https://t.co/g2rnelRx1i— Buddy (@Buddy) 1623202476.0
@justinbaragona There's more hate in Tucker's jowls than in Obama's whole person.— Tony Salazar (He/Him) (@Tony Salazar (He/Him)) 1623201717.0
@justinbaragona Carlson's projections getting weak.— Tzippy Shmilovitz 🤦♀️ (@Tzippy Shmilovitz 🤦♀️) 1623201326.0
@justinbaragona How do they say these things with a straight face?— Protect Voting Rights (@Protect Voting Rights) 1623202682.0