Tucker takes on protester who climbed Statue of Liberty: You escaped ‘hellscape’ of Congo…should be grateful

Only in America can an immigrant escape a “hellscape” to live in the most free and prosperous nation in the history of man, only to protest their new country’s policies on immigration by climbing the beloved Statue of Liberty on the 4th of July.

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson suggested this person, Therese Patricia Okoumou, should be “grateful,” considering what she left behind in her native country of Congo, before noting that her anti-Trump publicity stunt was just another sign of extremism from the left.

“Signs of growing extremism in this country on the left are everywhere,” Carlson said on Thursday’s show. “Just yesterday, a Congolese immigrant shut down the Statue of Liberty — our Statue of Liberty — to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. The left applauded that.”

The Fox News host then outlined the conditions the woman escaped to make it to America.

“Take three steps back and think about what you are watching right here,” Carlson told his viewers. “Congo a war-ravaged hellscape, a country noted for mass rape and cannibalism.”

“Imagine escaping a country like that, and being welcomed in our country, the United States? You would be grateful, wouldn’t you?” he asked. “This person is not grateful at all. She took over one of our monuments to scream about how racist we are, and progressives support her.”

“They have gone insane,” Carlson concluded.

As for extremism, Okoumou appeared outside a Manhattan federal courthouse after she pleaded not guilty to charges of trespassing, interfering with agency functions and disorderly conduct.

Wearing a “white supremacy is terrorism” shirt, the Congolese immigrant referenced former first lady Michelle Obama as an inspiration, as she was cheered on by liberal New Yorkers.

“Our beloved first lady that I care so much about said when they go low, we go high, and I went as high as I could,” Okoumou said, according to Fox News.


Tom Tillison


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