Don Lemon Blasts Tucker Carlson Claim White Supremacy is a ‘Hoax’: ‘Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Heard’
It is fair to say that CNN anchor Don Lemon was shocked and appalled at comments made by Fox News host Tucker Carlson made in light of a deadly mass shooting in El Paso, Texas this weekend that left 22 dead.
The assailant of that deadly massacre was apparently inspired by dangerous rhetoric that the United States was under invasion by Hispanic immigrants who were threatening job opportunities. Hailing from a wealthy Dallas suburb, the shooter drove 10 hours to reach the border town, which many believe was to ensure that his victims were of Latino descent.
In light of this, Carlson claimed that the media’s current obsession with what seems to be a very real threat of White Supremacy is nothing more than a hoax, designed to divide and control a nation cowed by fear. Carlson’s specific comments:
“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.”
Lemon reacted to Carlson’s sentiments with earnest surprise.
“Hold on a second. Was that not the dumbest thing you ever heard? … Crazy. Listen, I don’t know how anybody could say that considering what happened this week. I want to look at the facts now, and his statement directly contradicts what the FBI director said.”
FBI Director Christopher Wray has stated in Congressional testimony the very real threat of white supremacist and its sharp rise that he and his department have seen in recent years.
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