Trumptastic deception: Fox News host and white supremacist Tucker Carlson claims white supremacy is a “hoax” and “not a real problem in America.”
Speaking to his viewers on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson said:
The whole thing is a lie. If you were to assemble a list, a hierarchy of concerns of problems this country faces, where would white supremacy be on the list? Right up there with Russia probably.
It’s actually not a real problem in America. The combined membership of every white supremacist organization in this country would be able to fit inside a college football stadium.
I mean, seriously, this is a country where the average person is getting poorer, where the suicide rate is spiking — “white supremacy, that’s the problem” — this is a hoax.
Just like the Russia hoax, it’s a conspiracy theory used to divide the country and keep a hold on power. That’s exactly what’s going on.
White supremacy — you know, I’ve lived here 50 years, I’ve never met anybody — not one person — who ascribes to white supremacy. I don’t know a single person who thinks that’s a good idea.
I don’t — I mean, they are making this up, and it’s a talking point which they are using to help them in this election cycle, obviously, because Russia died.
Tucker Carlson: White supremacy is “actually not a real problem in America.” Calling white supremacy and issue is “a hoax” and “a conspiracy theory used to divide the country” pic.twitter.com/ydzmJ0L7UI
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) August 7, 2019
Obviously Carlson is wrong. His claims are nonsensical, and dishonest. In fact, they are claims that only a white supremacist would make. Indeed, for all intents and purposes, Tucker Carlson is a white supremacist, and has been for quite sometime.
The evidence for Carlson’s white supremacist stance is overwhelming, and well-documented. For a detailed and meticulous account see Tucker Carlson’s descent into white supremacy: A timeline, via Media Matters.
On Twitter, critics were quick to denounce Carlson and his claim that white supremacy is a “hoax.” For example:
Tucker Carlson: White supremacy is a hoax
Also Tucker Carlson: pic.twitter.com/wB6iYfUwU3
— Nick Dyer (@nicholasddyer) August 7, 2019
Tucker Carlson’s nonsensical claim that white supremacy is “actually not a real problem in America” came after several days of scrutiny of the El Paso suspect’s racist views and the forces that may have radicalized the suspect… https://t.co/VO4Myu7TXK
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 7, 2019
Don Lemon on Tucker Carlson’s assertion that white supremacy is not a problem in America:
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) August 7, 2019
When you’re a white suprematist the white supremacy doesn’t seem that bad. https://t.co/IrYtV6fH65
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) August 7, 2019
Tucker Carlson said last night that white supremacy isn’t a “real problem” in the United States. This is almost too ridiculous to fact check, but here are a few numbers from me on the extent of the problem: pic.twitter.com/XFPY3BguD9
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 7, 2019
The El Paso shooter’s manifesto was almost indistinguishable from a Tucker Carlson monologue. 22 people are dead because of the same white supremacist talking points he espouses on TV. Of course Tucker doesn’t think white supremacy is a problem. He’s its spokesperson.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) August 7, 2019
In short, Carlson is a white supremacist, promoting white supremacist propaganda for Fox News and Donald Trump.
Bottom line: Fox News host and white supremacist Tucker Carlson claims white supremacy is a “hoax” and “not a real problem in America.”