Tucker Carlson Guest Calls AOC's District 'Dirty' and 'One of the Most Un-American Districts in the Country' and People Aren't Having It
Far-Right Fox News host Tucker Carlson frequently uses his primetime hour to rail against women, immigrants, veterans, and anyone else whose viewpoints and experiences match his own.
More often than not, his guests share these views as well. Such was the case when Tucker brought Conservative editor Seth Barron on his show to talk about the 14th District of New York, the section of the Bronx and Queens represented in Congress by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The segment claimed the Congresswoman's district was disproportionately dirty and littered, compared to other neighborhoods in cities across the United States, which the hosts said undercut Ocasio-Cortez's vocal support for a Green New Deal. Her massive district holds nearly one million people in one of the most populated cities in the world.
The cause of trash, according to Barron? Undocumented immigrants.
Tucker Carlson guest says that @AOC's district is dirty and the reason it's so dirty is bc it's "one of the least A… https://t.co/KeRnbTf1wh— Andrew Lawrence (@Andrew Lawrence)1576029179.0
"Well, part of the reason is because her district is actually one of the least American districts in the country, and by that, I don't mean that it's not part of America, but it's occupied by relatively few American citizens. A very high percentage of her district is, in fact, illegal aliens."
The comments fed into tropes that immigrants are inherently dirtier and more harmful to society than those born in the United States.
People didn't hesitate to call the duo out.
This is such madness. Lachlan Murdoch should watch this and then talk to his kids about how this is how he made hi… https://t.co/KJo4JGMqpI— Judd Apatow (@Judd Apatow)1576034939.0
Dos imbeciles. https://t.co/NKXgv1VU7k— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas)1576036561.0
Tucker “we say the racist part loud” Carlson has a guest who says the racist part loud because he’s a racist who pr… https://t.co/rusXdDBUwW— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast)1576035581.0
This is so disgusting. Millions of Tucker's viewers have no idea how big the 14th district is. 700,000+ people live… https://t.co/FCDpYynSkv— Isaac Saul (@Isaac Saul)1576077781.0
Fox News continues to run white supremacist propaganda hour day after day after day. https://t.co/JV8x7qsGhc— Erick Fernandez (@Erick Fernandez)1576030950.0
By this metric, the Wyoming at-large district is the least American congressional district in the country since it… https://t.co/4HPEYe7KEX— Michael McDonald (@Michael McDonald)1576034647.0
These words are reprehensible. Classic fascist tactic, demonize entire strata of society & declare them “dirty” i… https://t.co/A3PfyM7UnJ— Caleb T. Maupin (@Caleb T. Maupin)1576030858.0
Ocasio-Cortez has yet to respond, but given her propensity for clapping back on Twitter, a rebuke seems more than likely.