WATCH: Tucker Carlson Doubles Down on Widely Panned Comments Questioning Whether ‘Diversity is Our Strength’
On Monday night, Tucker Carlson stood firm as he responded to the outrage he prompted last week by questioning whether diversity makes America stronger.
Carlson defended himself by saying the question was long overdue, all while swatting away the critics who accused him of racism. According to the Fox News host, leftist accusations of racism are a “tactic” rather than an actual response to his remarks, and he insisted the liberal “elites” are just using diversity as a concept to spread sociopolitical discord for their own gain.
“None of this is about race at all. They’re trying to silence us because they don’t want to answer the question. They don’t want to answer it because they don’t have an answer to it…You’d think our elites would be staying up late thinking about that. They’re not. They haven’t given it a thought and they don’t want you to give it a thought either. ‘Diversity is our strength’ they shout. Its an inadequate response from inadequate leadership class. Meanwhile, they fan the flames of mindless tribalism. Division helps them maintain power even as it destroys our country. They have no interest in national unity, they have no interest in the nation state itself, actually, that’s a barrier to their advancement.”
Carlson insists that none of his critics have answered his question because they’d rather fling racist allegations against him. Well, does this answer Carlson’s question?
Our diversity makes us stronger because it expands our capacities in business, defense and culture, but most importantly, because it reaffirms that our nation is defined and united by what we do share which is commitment to the equal worth of all, not the superiority of the few. https://t.co/Q9Gt9jclAA
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) September 8, 2018
What about this?
Having worked in the Intelligence Community, I can say with 100% certainty diversity is its biggest strength. The diversity of thought, gender, background, ethnicity, is what keeps our country safe. What's really damaging to our country is xenophobia & racism & bigotry https://t.co/T2aaVVpcIY
— Emily Brandwin (@CIAspygirl) September 9, 2018
Since they’re mentioned in this clip, it’s worth pointing out that the U.S. Army itself has said having troops of different backgrounds allows the military to pool together their diverse life experiences to solve a wider array of problems.
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— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) September 8, 2018
Watch above, via Fox News.
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