Tucker Carlson: ‘How Precisely Is Diversity Our Strength?’

Tucker Carlson: ‘How Precisely Is Diversity Our Strength?’

I regret to inform you that Tucker Carlson is back at it.

The Fox News host, who has been accused of pandering to white nationalists but absolutely positively insists he is not racist, began his program Friday night railing against former President Barack Obama’s barn-burning speech in which the 44th President roundly criticized his successor. After wondering aloud where the nation’s first African-American president got “that accent,” Carlson took aim at the Democratic Party’s message that diversity is strength.

“Well, they all agree on that. Hard to know exactly what it means other than stop talking or else,” the contrarian host said after playing a montage of Democrats. “We won’t stop talking. If the president is going to be removed from office without a single vote from anybody outside of Washington, D.C., then we deserve to have some simple questions answered.”

After saying he wanted “real” answers and not just a “smear” and a “ticket to the HR department for sensitivity training,” Tucker claimed that California has gone from the Golden State to a “mass of impoverished people” stuck with schools that are a “complete disaster.”

“How did that happen?” Carlson asked. “Next, how precisely is diversity our strength? Since you made this our new national motto, please be specific.”

Pointing to marriage and the military, the founder of The Daily Caller — which recently distanced itself from yet another white nationalist that was once on its payroll — went on make his case that institutions are stronger and more cohesive when people have more in common with each other.

“Do you get along better your neighbors or co-workers if you can’t understand each other or share no common values?” Tucker asked. “Please be honest if you answer this question.”

Carlson would rant a bit more about how Democratic policies and lawmakers were responsible for much of American society’s ills, all while demanding an answer to another question — “if it’s now possible to change your sex, is it possible to change your race, too?”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.