Fox News host Tucker Carlson has claimed that anyone who opposes President Joe Biden’s policies will automatically be branded a “racist.”
Carlson made the remark during a Wednesday night episode Tucker Carlson tonightwhile complaining that Biden’s agenda had caused unusually high inflation in the US and warned that the build-up could soon mirror far more severe hyperinflation that has taken place in Venezuela.
Carlson suggested that those who dare criticize the President would be wrongly viewed as racists after targeting new White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who is black, in part because she raised the issue of the Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy had not answered whether Biden believes that raising corporate taxes would reduce inflation.
“Are you still not convinced that Joe Biden knows how to deal with inflation?” Carlson asked. “Did that shake your confidence instead of boosting it? Then, frankly, there is nothing we can do for you at this time, you are out of reach. In fact, do you know what you are? You are a racist.”
“That’s what we call people who continue to ask complicated, long questions about Joe Biden’s economic programs,” he continued. “They are racist and getting rid of them is America’s biggest problem.”
Speaking about the new White House press secretary, Carlson played a clip of Jean-Pierre mentioning during a press conference that she was the White House’s first black lesbian press secretary, before going into sarcastic screed writing that indicated that her award should not have been mentioned on the rate of inflation.
As Carlson spoke, an image of Jean-Pierre appeared next to the capital letters “Me, Me Me.
“It’s a new day, America,” Carlson said. “How do you feel? You still can’t afford to get your fridge fixed or go to the dentist. On the other hand, Karine Jean-Pierre has good news for you about herself.”
“Congratulations Karine Jean-Pierre, your promotion is America’s promotion,” he added. “You’re going to want to hold on to that feeling you’re experiencing now and cherish it like a hand warmer in the days to come as America grows poorer than you ever imagined.”
Carlson then lamented several problems he believed were caused by Biden’s policies, including the current national shortage of baby formula, high gas prices, rising fertilizer prices and energy shortages. He also mockingly played MSNBC clips of discussions about Biden denouncing white supremacy after the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York last week.
Although the economic troubles appeared entirely unrelated to Jean-Pierre noting that she was the first black lesbian to serve as White House press secretary, Carlson attempted to make a connection by claiming that attention to the issue the press “tamed” ignoring inflation just before playing a clip of her interaction with Doocy.
“You never thought that you could grow up in this country and at some point you could just leave the lights on,” Carlson said. “Now is that time. It’s shocking.”
“But if you’re upset about this, we want you to stop and focus your attention on the fact — and we’re going to say this slowly so it can sink in — our new White House press secretary is a black lesbian,” he continued. “Oh, hooray.”
Carlson opened his show by claiming that Venezuela “is now ranked as one of the most miserable places on earth” due to a history of runaway inflation. He said the US was “not in danger of becoming Venezuela next week” but was “approaching it” with inflation being “a big part of the reason”.
Venezuela changed its currency in 2021 after skyrocketing hyperinflation caused the value of the bolivar to plummet, reducing the South American country’s highest printed denomination from 1 million bolivars to 100 bolivars.
Carlson ended the segment by inviting Jean-Pierre to have a “conversation” with him about how “very racist” she was, with ground rules he said consisted of “shut up, I’m talking.” would.
news week has reached out to the White House for comment.
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