Tucker Carlson has been embroiled in a nasty war of words with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, and the Fox News host is now facing a boycott.
This week, Carlson attacked Omar by saying that she hates America, the country that welcomed her and her family from Somali when she was a child.
The fiery television host also claimed that the politician is enraged and could be dangerous. Omar, who is not afraid to fight back, called Carlson “racist fool” and asked her backers to boycott the TV show.
Carlson decided to hit back with a 22-minute rant where he bashed the Minnesota Congresswoman.
He said: “Ilhan Omar has a lot to be grateful for, but she isn’t not at all. After everything America has done for Omar and her family, she hates this country more than ever.”
The conservative TV host added: “Omar isn’t disappointed in America; she is enraged by it. Virtually every public statement she makes accuses America of bigotry and racism. This is an immoral racism. She has undisguised contempt for the United States and its people. Think about that for a minute. Our country rescued Ilhan Omar from the single poorest place on Earth. We didn’t do it for the money, and we did it because we are kind. How did she respond to the remarkable gift we gave her? She scolded us, called us names, showered us with contempt. It’s infuriating.”
The Fox News host also bashed the congresswoman for calling out his advertisers: “Ilhan Omar and her allies in Congress immediately demanded that the show be pulled off the air. They didn’t rebut what we said, any of our points, or even acknowledge them. They just try to silence us. That is how they operate. Of course, they called us racist.”
Carlson also claimed the Democrats are the ones who indoctrinated Omar to scream racism whenever she is embroiled in a battle: “The bigger question is, who taught her that? She didn’t arrive from a Kenyan refugee camp announcing people as bigots for a political campaign. She wasn’t always a professional victim. That is learned behavior. Importantly, she learned it here. In some ways, the real villain in the Ilhan Omar story isn’t Omar, and it is a group of our fellow Americans. Our cultural gatekeepers who stoke the resentment of new arrivals and turn them into grievance mongers like Ilhan Omar. The left did that to her, and to us. Blame them first.”
Do you think Omar has a point?