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Tucker Carlson Compares Don Lemon to 1960s Segregationists For Criticizing Kanye West

Tucker Carlson compared Don Lemon to southern segregationists because of the CNN host’s criticisms of Kanye West‘s appearance in the White House.

“What I saw was a minstrel show today,” Lemon said Thursday of West’s frenetic tirade before President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. “Him in front of all these white people, mostly with people, embarrassing himself and embarrassing Americans, but mostly African Americans.”

Carlson played the clip, saying: “According to Don Lemon, Kanye West’s skin color means that he is required to behave in a very specific way. If he chooses to behave in any other way he should be punished. Because according to Don Lemon, Kanye West’s race is his race is his destiny, it defines everything about him.” (Lemon didn’t say any of these things, but who are we to get in the way of Carlson’s well-crafted strawman).

“People used to talk like this 50 years ago as they defended racial segregation of the American south,” Carlson continued. “What a surprise to learn they are still talking that way. This time it’s on CNN.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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