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Fox News host Tucker Carlson said during his program Wednesday that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his newly picked running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, are using the Black Lives Matter movement and its embrace of criminality to their political advantage.
“Both [Kamala Harris] and Joe Biden have seen BLM [Black Lives Matter] for what it is, a way to get elected and a convenient way for the Democratic Party and its donor class to evade scrutiny while they’re doing it,” he said.
“Both Biden and Harris have embraced the Democratic Party’s new pro-criminal agenda. They’re not even hiding that,” the host continued.
(Source: Fox News)
“When the conversation’s about race and policing, it’s not about Wall Street corruption or Amazon’s tax rate, and that’s the point. It is cover for them,” Carlson added. “They don’t want to talk about economics — the country is getting poorer, they’re not — they want to turn Americans against each other so we won’t have that conversation.”
Carlson went on to remind viewers that in June, as BLM supporters and other agitators were burning and looting entire city blocks, ostensibly in ‘protest’ over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis the previous month, Harris was helping to raise funds for the “Minnesota Freedom Fund” — set up to bail people suspected of taking part in criminality out of jail.
If you’re able to, chip in now to the @MNFreedomFund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota. https://t.co/t8LXowKIbw
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020
The host noted that the MFF is allegedly a non-profit organization that has received “tens of millions of dollars” over the summer, including from staffers working on the Biden campaign. The group has bailed out people suspected of sexual assault and murder, he added.
“So it’s not enough for Democrats just to bail out criminals. They also have to prevent you from doing anything to protect your family … now the ACLU is trying to eliminate the Department of Homeland Security entirely. This week, ACLU called DHS ‘a loaded weapon that sits on the proverbial coffee table in the Oval Office.’ How’s that for a metaphor?” Carlson continued.
“Remember, the police are the Klan. The people burn down your neighborhood are ‘peaceful protesters.’ Everything is upside down.”
Moving on to the mass looting and violence in Chicago last weekend, Carlson played a clip of a young black activist who excused it as necessary for people to feed themselves during a pandemic. She also characterized it as “reparations.”
8/10/20 – Chicago, IL. Black Lives Matter banner at the rally at Chicago PD District 1 happening now. pic.twitter.com/onHeRgDlu7
— Liz Jones (@LizJone26271417) August 11, 2020
“I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,” BLM organizer Ariel Atkins said. “That makes sure that person has clothes.”
“That is reparations,” Atkins continued. “Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance.”
Estimates following a night of mass looting that included shops along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile were pegged at around $60 million.
(Source: Fox News)
“Stealing is not a reparation. It’s patronizing and wrong,” Carlson said. “Self-defense is a real thing. It’s part of natural law.
“But keep in mind, even before BLM’s rise to political power — because it’s a political organization — Joe Biden had promised to establish a commission to determine what forms reparations should take,” Carlson added. “It looks like the commission had a few meetings [and] reached a conclusion — for the crime of owning a business or being a police officer you need to pay up.”
As for a Biden-Harris victory, Carlson summed up a grim future.
“Three hundred and thirty million people live here and have lived here — happily, for the most part — for centuries. And now a small group of unhappy people is wrecking it and no one is stopping them,” he said.
“This isn’t about who gets elected in the next presidential election. It’s about whether you’re going to want to live here at the end,” the host noted. “So, it’s time to stop lying about what’s happening, start telling the truth, and demand an end to this nonsense, ‘cause it’s wrecking the country.”
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