Yesterday, as you’re likely aware, Drudge and Fox News teased the release of an “explosive” video. The video, from 2007, shows then-candidate Barack Obama asking why the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act was waived for New York City post-9/11, but not for New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. “Tells me that, somehow, the people down in New Orleans, they don’t care about as much,” Obama had concluded.
After showing a clip from that video, Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy welcomed the Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson by noting that “listening to the now-President of the United States there, doesn’t sound like the accent that he grew up with in Hawaii, does it?”
Carlson agreed, saying that the President had been putting on a “false accent” and playing a role in order to pander to his audience. It’s “embarrassing,” he added, and working to incite fear and divisiveness. Later, Carlson said that the Gulf region actually had received waivers to the Stafford Act after Katrina, and that the President was being “disingenuous” in his remarks.
The two also discussed the coverage of that speech at the time it was given, remarking that the media had not included that ad-libbed commentary Obama added to his talk.
Have a look at the segment, from Fox News:
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