Tucker Carlson Compares Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Heritage Claim to Blackface
On Tuesday night, Tucker Carlson went after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) over her widely disputed Native American heritage.
In the wake of President Trump‘s “Pocahontas” remarks at the expense of Warren at a White House event honoring Native American code talkers, The Hill‘s media reporter Joe Concha (a Mediaite alum) insisted how the media “overplays its hand” with their outrage, pointing out how at the White House press briefing there were seven questions asked about this controversy and several about the Access Hollywood tape and GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore but only one question about Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and none about Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), both who are currently under fire over sexual harassment allegations.
“This is why Roy Moore is going to get elected,” Carlson reacted. “Not because of him but because the media is so irresponsible and loathsome.”
The Fox News host then pivoted back to the “Pocahontas” controversy, saying he “can understand” if people were offended by it, but had a question of his own.
“What I don’t understand is why Elizabeth Warren gets a pass for basically––how is this different from wearing blackface?” Carlson asked. “How is this different from mocking someone’s––in effect, in the most cynical possible way––someone else’s ethnicity in order to profit from it? I don’t know why that’s okay!”
Concha responded by saying the “context” was “purposefully being left to the side” and that Trump was mocking a potential 2020 candidate for “pretending to be something that she wasn’t to advance her career.”
Carlson claimed she could “end the mystery” by going on Ancestry.com.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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