Fox News host Tucker Carlson is absolutely ecstatic that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) sent 50 Venezuelan and Colombian migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, and to celebrate he went on a disgusting racist rant in which he suggested the migrants could have a “goat barbecue” with Barack and Michelle Obama.
Back in July, Carlson had urged GOP governors to send migrants “in large numbers” to to the Massachusetts resort, and now that DeSantis has done that, Carlson is celebrating, remarking on his show:
Of course, Carlson’s latest disgusting comments should come as no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention. After all, this is the very same Tucker Carlson who has been pushing “replacement theory” on his show for years, as MSNBC noted in May:
Coined by a French scholar more than a decade ago, the term was quickly taken up globally by white supremacists, for whom the theory now provides a single, overarching framework for ideas that had already been percolating for years. Last September, Media Matters reported that Carlson spent a year embarking on a “dedicated campaign to insert the ‘great replacement’ conspiracy theory … into mainstream Republican discourse.” Carlson has repeatedly used the language of replacement to suggest or directly argue that Democrats are orchestrating “demographic replacement” to gain political power. The day before the September Media Matters report, Carlson told his viewers that President Joe Biden aimed to “replace ‘legacy Americans’” and “change the racial mix of the country” for political gain.
If you ever wonder why there’s so much hatred and vitriol in this country, you don’t have to look any further than Fox News and Tucker Carlson for an explanation.