Fox's Tucker Carlson: Clinton Pointing Out Implicit Racial Bias In The US Was "Absurd"

Fox's Tucker Carlson: Clinton Pointing Out Implicit Racial Bias In The US Was "Absurd"

Carlson: "That's Not Just A Serious Take" On Race In America

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From the September 27 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Everyone is implicitly biased, Tucker Carlson, joining us live from Chicago?

TUCKER CARLSON: Well, good morning. 

DOOCY: Good morning.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Good morning, Tucker.

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): That line surprised you and offended you. Why? 

CARLSON: Well, it's absurd. Does anybody really believe, any adult actually think that white racism is the biggest problem in America's inner cities? We've seen a 31 percent increase in murders in America's biggest cities in the last two years. Is that the result of bias? No. Let's, like, be adults here. She needs to get out the vote, and I get it, and convincing voters that Trump hates them is an expedient way to do that. But these are serious topics, and that's not just a serious take on it. She acts like America is still in 1955. And so it's sort of beneath, actually, a presidential debate to say something like that. 

DOOCY: But your point, it's a get out the vote thing. 

CARLSON: Well, sure, and it's a very divisive one, but it's also a very tired one. I mean, look, the truth is from last night, Trump is not a great debater, and it was frustrating if you don't support Hillary to see him miss opportunity after opportunity. On the other hand, the bar is really low. The press hates him. They have been painting him as this monster, as this fascist, and the guy you saw last night was not a monster or a fascist. He's not, again, a particularly skilled debater, but so what? It doesn't help her. Any person in America who is even tempted to vote for Hillary Clinton is already on her side, and so the rest of voters, those in the middle, are just looking for, basically, permission to vote for Trump. They just want to make sure that he's not crazy, and I think that he met that standard. 

Previously:

Conservative Media Figures Hated Trump’s Debate Performance

James Carville: Trump’s Debate Performance Was So Bad, Roger Ailes Will Have To Disavow Involvement

Watch CNN's Corey Lewandowski Get Shut Down As He Tries To Blame Lester Holt For Trump's Terrible Debate

Trump Sycophant Sean Hannity Praises Trump’s "Very Good Night" 

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