Tucker Carlson defends racist smear of Kamala Harris

Tucker Carlson defends racist smear of Kamala Harris

Carlson: "Her parents were from India and Jamaica. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted that observation, and for that, CNN denounced him as a terrifying racist"

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From the July 2 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Many Black voters appear skeptical of Kamala Harris. One of them recently tweeted that Harris' life story doesn't bear much resemblance to that of most African Americans. Her parents were from India and Jamaica. Donald Trump Jr. retweeted that observation, and for that, CNN denounced him as a terrifying racist.

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Well, it turns out that no less an authority than Don Lemon, also of CNN, said virtually exactly the same thing just a few months ago. Now, this tape has been floating around Washington, and Don Lemon apparently has been calling other anchors -- even on other channels -- and asking them not to replay it because he's embarrassed of it, but we think you have a right to see it, and you can decide for yourself if Don Lemon is also an anti-Black racist.

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Here's Don Lemon telling you that Kamala Harris is not an African American. He thinks it's important that you know that, and yet that's not racist because Don Lemon is a democratic voter. That's the logic of identity politics.

Democrats think they're going to get elected on that. They don't seem to understand that the rest of the country finds it boring and stupid and repugnant.

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