According to Fox News host Tucker Carlson, it’s not President Donald Trump who is inspiring white supremacist domestic terrorists like Dylann Roof to commit mass shootings. Instead, it’s the ABC talk show “The View.”
Yes, he actually said that.
“I think that we have a problem in the country sometimes with white guys who don’t have a lot, who are struggling, and they don’t see themselves as having any kind of white privilege. Even though you’re having a hard time, you still have a privilege if you’re white, even if you’re poor.”
As Mediaite reports, Carlson conveniently edited the Behar clip to suit his purposes:
“Carlson omitted the portion of the clip in which Behar explains that such a person benefits from not being redlined or racially profiled or relegated to systematically disadvantages schools, and that communicating that is ‘where the conversation needs to go.'”
The Fox host then interviewed Collective PAC founder Quentin James, and he began with this:
“Isn’t it time to stop with the racism and the white privilege stuff, attacking people on the bases of their skin color, can we just call a truce and just not talk like that anymore?”
James noted that much of the increase in domestic terrorism has come since Trump was elected:
“What we’ve been seeing under this president is a rise in white domestic terrorism, a rise in white nationalism. I think what we’re seeing is that people like Dylann Roof are getting more radicalized right now under our president.”
Rather than respond, Carlson tried to place blame elsewhere:
“I wonder why. When, I wonder why when you have The View being like ‘even if you’re really poor, we hate you because you were skin color?”
Problem is, that’s NOT what Joy Behar said. Not at all.
And the other problem is that Dylann Roof said exactly why he killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina in June of 2015. He told one of the survivors before he left the church:
“I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”
Roof is now on federal death row in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Yet again we see a Fox host excusing the actions of a white supremacist who killed innocent people. Is it any wonder advertisers are abandoning Carlson’s show in droves?
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