Fox News’ newest evening host, Tucker Carlson, took it hard to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof over how he and the rest of the old media establishment mistreated, dismissed, and even demonized both President Elect Donald Trump and his voters during the recent campaign for president.
Tucker Carlson is fast becoming a must watch Fox News commentator with his new show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” showing resolve and a hard-nosed look at the news of the day. And his November 17 show was a great example when he directly confronted Kristof for making Trump’s voters out to be “racists or bad people,” Fox Insider reported.
Carlson started off noting that Kristof recent wrote an article giving Democrats a “12-step program” to help them cope with a Trump win.
The Fox host went over a few of the points Kristof suggested Democrats do in order to cope, but then noted trenchantly that the one step left off the list was that Democrats should sit back and think about why they lost.
But more importantly, Carlson accused Kristof of calling all Trump voters racists.
Tucker said Kristoff’s argument left no room for Trump voters who are suffering economically. “I don’t see any sympathy” Tucker said, of those in the shrinking middle class. And noticed a consistent missing “empathy” for his fellow Americans.
Carlson noted that Kristoff has written about some of the most troubled, war torn spots in the world over the years, but “I’ve never read a column by you that suggests the people in those places — who support dictators oftentimes — are racists or bad people. You would never write that about a poor person in the third world.”
The columnist, though, insisted he doesn’t think all Trump supporters are racist. But he does think Trump is.
“I think that Trump is, frankly, a bigot. I think he has a racist history,” Kristof said. “I don’t think that of his supporters.”
Carlson pointed out that for all his compassion for Democrats, Kristof sure wasn’t showing any emotion for Trump’s voters.
Finally, I would note that Carlson made an excellent point about the hysteria over the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazis stirred by the left in America today.
“The American Nazi Party and the KKK don’t really exist in a meaningful sense. They may have an office or a website but they’re not tens of thousands or millions of members,” Carlson said.
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