Tucker Rips CNN’s Toobin for Lazy, ‘Embarrassing’ Cries of Racism

If there’s one thing that CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin can’t be accused of, it’s keeping his opinions about President Trump a secret. He denounces the President seemingly every chance he gets. Lately, he’s taking to decrying many things the President does and says as somehow racist. During Wednesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson called Toobin out for his hyperbolic wailing.

As he was teasing the segment ahead of a commercial break, Carlson dubbed such knee-jerk cries of racism as “the left's most common and laziest attack.” And as the segment began, he elaborated on that analogy by describing it as an “involuntary habit, a tick-like saying ‘God bless you’ after somebody sneezes. If they may not even be aware they are doing it.”

“Watch for example as noted TV person Jeffrey Toobin reduces the complicated meteorological phenomenon of hurricanes to a single word, yes, racism,” Carlson mocked.

What followed was a soundbite of Toobin declaring that Trump didn’t care about Puerto Ricans killed by Hurricane Maria because they weren’t white. “They are not white people and they don't count to Donald Trump as much as the deaths of white people,” he proclaimed.

 

 

While Chicken Little cries of racism were the left’s answer for everything, according to Tucker, he was surprised they were coming from Toobin:

What's so striking about this is that Jeff Toobin is doing it. He's not a bad guy. Personally, I've always liked him for whatever it's worth. And unlike so many other people you see on television, he is not stupid. In fact, Toobin once wrote the single best account of the O.J. Simpson trial. That’s a book that these days he himself would likely dismiss as, you guessed it, racist.

“And that's actually the point. Like an awful lot of other people, Jeff Toobin is a product of the current moment, which also happens to be the dumbest moment in American history,” Carlson continued. He then tore into Toobin for claiming Trump’s criticism of California Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Trump supporters were racist.

Carlson ridiculed Toobin’s claims that Trump’s condemnation of Antifa was somehow racially motivated. “So how racist is Donald Trump? So racist that when he criticizes a group of political extremists comprised almost entirely of upper-middle-class white kids, that's racist too,” he said. “Well yeah, because the white kids wear black clothing, get it? Black clothing. Which of course Trump hates because the clothing is black, racism again.”

“Someday we’re going to wake up though from all of this insanity and wonder what the hell happened? How did we get so stupid,” Carlson lamented as he wrapped up the ripping. “Video clips like this will make for very embarrassing time capsules like that bad tattoo on your leg ”.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

 

 

FNC's Tucker Carlson Tonight
September 12, 2018
8:11 p.m. Eastern [TEASE]

TUCKER CARLSON: So, what if you think Antifa is too violent? Well, according to CNN, you’re a bigot. We’ll break down the left's most common and laziest attack, next.

(…)

8:16 p.m. Eastern

CARLSON: Well, there are many unanswered questions about the moment we are living in. It's a very confusing one. But increasingly on the left, there was only one right answer to any question, racism. Racism is everywhere, they’re telling us. It's the sum total of everything. For many liberals, charging racism has become almost an involuntary habit, a tick like saying “God bless you” after somebody sneezes. If they may not even be aware they are doing it. Watch for example as noted TV person Jeffrey Toobin reduces the complicated meteorological phenomenon of hurricanes to a single word, yes, racism.

JEFFREY TOOBIN: Isn't the story that these people who died apparently thousands of them in Puerto Rico, 3,000, as you point out. They are not white people and they don't count to Donald Trump as much as the deaths of white people. You hate to say that about someone, but look at his record, isn't that indicative of who he is and what he stands for?

CARLSON: It's not an especially surprising point. It lots of media people say things like this every day. What's so striking about this is that Jeff Toobin is doing it. He's not a bad guy. Personally, I've always liked him for whatever it's worth. And unlike so many other people you see on television, he is not stupid. In fact, Toobin once wrote the single best account of the O.J. Simpson trial. That’s a book that these days he himself would likely dismiss as, you guessed it, racist.

And that's actually the point. Like an awful lot of other people, Jeff Toobin is a product of the current moment, which also happens to be the dumbest moment in American history. Speaking of dumb, that's actually what the President called Maxine Waters. It’s a claim supported by some evidence, but to Jeff Toobin, well you can imagine.

TOOBIN: But just how about this Maxine Waters stuff over and over again? Low IQ. How racist is that?

CARLSON: Toobin didn't explain how that's racist. In fact, if you need to ask you probably voted for Donald Trump which means you’re racist too.

TOOBIN: You know what? A lot of people like the fact that he's racist and that's something that we need to acknowledge.

CARLSON: So how racist is Donald Trump? So racist that when he criticizes a group of political extremists comprised almost entirely of upper-middle-class white kids, that's racist too. Huh? Well yeah, because the white kids wear black clothing, get it? Black clothing. Which of course Trump hates because the clothing is black, racism again.

TOOBIN: Let's be clear, also about what's going on here. The theme here is” “I'm Donald Trump and I will protect you from the scary black people.” Antifa is widely perceived as an African-American organization. [Transition] This is about black versus white. This is about Donald Trump's appeal to racism.

CARLSON: And yet, another cable television appearance, Toobin called Donald Trump racist for criticizing Elizabeth Warren, who, like those Antifa kids, is also white, but also doesn't want to admit it. Pretty funny.

Someday we’re going to wake up though from all of this insanity and wonder what the hell happened? How did we get so stupid? Video clips like this will make for very embarrassing time capsules like that bad tattoo on your leg, or that tape of the rehearsal dinner when you got too drunk and insult of the bride. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Ugh.


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