Tucker Carlson Credits AOC For ‘Insightful Critique’ on Economy (After Calling Her a ‘Moron’)


Tucker Carlson mocked Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a “moron” over her comments during the MSNBC Green New Deal town hall, but picked up on one thing she said he agreed with.

Chris Hayes hosted Ocasio-Cortez for the town hall on Friday, and Carlson said of the MSNBC host, “Chris Hayes is what every man would be if feminists ever achieved absolute power in this country––apologetic, bespectacled, and deeply, deeply concerned about global warming and the patriarchal systems that cause it.”

Carlson mostly mocked the comments from Ocasio-Cortez, including when she dismissed the idea of a growing tea party of the left and said “we’re not calling anyone names,” before adding that she finds the phrasing interesting because “the grounding of the tea party was xenophobia, the underpinnings of white supremacy.”

“Yeah, stop with the name-calling, you racist white supremacist xenophobe!” Carlson mockingly responded.

He continued, “So it’s official. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a moron and nasty and more self-righteous than any televangelist who ever preached a sermon on cable access. She’s not impressive, she’s awful.”

Carlson went on to say that people like her because “not everything she says is wrong,” bringing up “a fairly insightful critique of the American economy” from the New York congresswoman:

“We have runaway income inequality. We are at one of our most inequal points economically speaking in American history. We are dealing with a crisis of how our economy is even made up. Our economy is increasingly financialized, which means we are making profits off of interest, off of leasing your phone, off of doing all of these things, but we aren’t producing and we aren’t innovating in the way that we need to as an economy.”

“You hate to admit it, given the source,” Carlson said, “but try to ignore the way she said it––maybe just print it out and read it––a lot of it’s basically true. Neither party wants to talk about this. The Republicans are in fetal position… they’ll do anything not to be unpopular. The Democrats want what they’ve always wanted, total and complete control over you and this country. Neither party will say that our economy at its core is badly distorted.”

Carlson made it clear he generally doesn’t consider Ocasio-Cortez “impressive,” but said the reason she has a constituency is because “she is one of the very few people who will say the obvious about growing corporate tyranny in this country.”

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