Tucker Carlson Called "Racist" For Mispronouncing Kamala Harris' Name, Then Biden Does the Same
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During his Wednesday primetime show on Fox News, host Tucker Carlson thanked former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for mispronouncing his own VP pick Kamala Harris's name.
Earlier in the week, Carlson was hammered after he mispronounced Harris's name.
“So if you watched last night’s show you may recall that during the opening segment, we apparently unknowingly mispronounced Kamala Harris’ name,” Carlson said during his Wednesday evening show. “It is pronounced comma, not semicolon, comma, like the punctuation mark, ala Harris. Fine. It was a mistake.”
“But it was treated as an act of bigotry, a grave offense against the honor of a sitting U.S. Senator,” he continued. “CNN was outraged. Of all the things going on in the world today they wanted you to know that someone out there had mispronounced Kamala Harris’ name.”
Carlson went on to play a clip from CNN where a panel was morally outraged that Carlson mispronounced Harris's name.
“So the bottom line is, look, any criticism of Kamala Harris is immoral,” Carlson said. “Anyone who so much as mispronounces her name is a racist. That’s what they’re telling you. So with that in mind, pretty amusing to watch old Joe Biden himself mispronounce Kamala Harris’ name today.”
The Fox News host then played a clip of Biden himself mispronouncing Harris's name.
“It’s just too awesome!” Carlson said. “Just when you think darkness is descending, old Joe Biden shows up and the sun begins to rise. Rescued again by Joe Biden. Thank you, Joe. What a bigot.”
On Tuesday, Biden officially selected Harris to serve as his VP if he gets elected in 2020. Shortly after the Biden campaign selected Harris for his VP pick, the Trump campaign released an epic campaign ad against the pair.
The Trump campaign slammed Biden, calling Harris his “political living will,” adding that he is "not that smart."
The campaign gave Harris the nickname "Phony Harris."
Katrina Pierson with the Trump campaign released a statement shortly after Biden made the selection.
“Not long ago, Kamala Harris called Joe Biden a racist and asked for an apology she never received," Pierson slammed. "Clearly, Phony Kamala will abandon her own morals, as well as try to bury her record as a prosecutor, in order to appease the anti-police extremists controlling the Democrat Party. In her failed attempt at running for president, Kamala Harris gleefully embraced the left’s radical manifesto, calling for trillions of dollars in new taxes and backing Bernie Sanders’ government takeover of healthcare. She is proof that Joe Biden is an empty shell being filled with the extreme agenda of the radicals on the left."
“Joe Biden is no moderate, and with Harris as his ‘political living will,’ he is surrendering control of our nation to the radical mob with promises to raise taxes, cut police funding, kill energy jobs, open our borders, and appease socialist dictators," she continued. "At the ballot box, Americans will resoundingly reject the abysmal failures of Biden-Harris in favor of the America First strength of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.”
During a press conference on Tuesday, President Donald Trump spoke out about the pick, saying that Harris was his "number 1 pick" for Joe Biden.
"She was my number 1 pick. She was, as they say, because hopefully they start college football soon - she was my #1 draft pick"
"I've been watching her for a very long time, and I'm surprised he picked her", Trump said.
Watch his full reaction below:
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