A fiery debate erupted as Tucker Carlson locked horns with a Democratic lawyer he accused of “uncorking racist sentiments on my show.”
Things got heated on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday as the Fox News Channel host and National Bar Association PAC attorney, Scott Bolden, debated protesting NFL players kneeling for the national anthem.
Shortly into the discussion, Bolden declared that “a majority of white America” is not addressing injustice and not “doing their part in fixing and correcting and working with people of color to make this country better.”
“I didn’t know you were going to uncork racist sentiments on this show,” Carlson responded. “I wonder if you feel a little tinge of conscience to make a generalization based on race about an entire group of people you don’t know.”
Carlson added that if things were turned around, Bolden would quickly be “bounced out” of his “fancy law firm.”
The Democratic strategist claimed Carlson would never understand his “plight” and how he has been “brutalized” by the police because of his race.
“You’re wearing thousand-dollar cufflinks! Don’t give me the victim card,” Carlson fired back, slamming Bolden’s argument as “fundamentally unreasonable” and “inherently racist.”
“This country is deeply flawed on questions of race, obviously and the police brutality is something that needs to be addressed, I believe that,” Carlson acknowledged in a moment of calm. “However, you are making a larger case that the country itself is a rotten place and my point is for a rich guy like you to say something like that because you have benefited, as have I, as have lots of people like us from this country, to dismiss the whole thing, an entire portion of the population as immoral, is itself, like disgusting actually.”
“We live in two Americas,” Bolden argued, disagreeing completely with the Fox News host.
“Your cufflinks cost more than my first car,” Carlson fired back, asking Bolden, “Where do you live?”
“I bet you send your kids to private school. I bet you live in my neighborhood. Don’t give me this crap!” Carlson exclaimed, asking Bolden directly, “What neighborhood do you live in?”
“It doesn’t matter,” the lawyer responded, continuing his rant about being “offended by the police” and being “racially oppressed.”
Carlson, who lives in Northwest Washington, pointed out that it does matter since Bolden was arguing about living in two Americas.
“You live in my neighborhood. Spare me!” Carlson concluded. “I’ve been bullied before. I’m not going to take it from somebody who lives in my neighborhood.”
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