Opinion

Tucker Carlson replied to Barack Obama’s statement following the shooting in Boulder, Colorado on Monday, March 22. Former President Barack Obama, according to Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson, holds some of the blame for the country’s divisions because of his comments on the current mass shooting, this one in a Boulder, Colorado grocery store.

Carlson shouted in reaction to a clip from MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart “White supremacy! That’s the culprit, no matter what color the criminal was. It doesn’t matter what the criminal’s color was because it’s systemic racism. Like carbon monoxide, it’s an invisible poison. That is suddenly a very common view on the left.”

“Scapegoating is the evil cousin of white supremacy, and together they reinforce the notion that white is always in the right,” Capehart said. “The indifference to lives not-white must stop. The disregard for the fear of white terror must stop. … We must not be cowed by the terror unleashed by white men drowning in the deep end of racism, xenophobia, and misogyny.”

“[This is] certainly Barack Obama’s position. More than any other contemporary American leader,” he stated.

“Barack Obama is a racial arsonist. He emerges at our most vulnerable moments to deepen the wounds that divide us. He sows hate. Why does Barack Obama do this? It would take a psychiatrist to answer that question fully, though it seems obvious that deep loathing of some kind plays a role. It must,” he said.

“Tuesday, Obama took a break from being one of the richest men in the world to issue a statement blaming ‘racism and misogyny’ for Monday’s killings [in Colorado]. So a guy who appears to be White shoots a group of White people and Barack Obama calls it racism. How exactly does that work? Can you speak slowly and tell us? Well, the former president didn’t say, but he didn’t need to. Barack Obama had managed to divide Americans a little more than they were yesterday. And so, from his perspective, mission accomplished.”