As one of America's most successful racists, far-right Fox News host Tucker Carlson is no stranger to broadcasting white supremacist talking points to the millions of people viewing his primetime show.
In the past, he's called Democratic Minnesota Congresswoman and former Somalian refugee Ilhan Omar "living proof" that the way the United States practices immigration is dangerous. He called Iraq a "crappy place" filled with "semiliterate, primitive monkeys."
With protests continuing across the country against the murder of George Floyd by police, it's no surprise that Tucker Carlson recently turned up the dial on the racist rhetoric.
"This may be a lot of things, this moment we're living through, but it is definitely not about Black lives, and remember that when they come for you ― and at this rate, they will."
"Anyone who has ever been subjected to the rage of the mob knows the feeling. It's like being swarmed by hornets. You cannot think clearly."
"And the temptation is to panic. But you can't panic. You've got to keep your head and tell the truth."
"Tell the truth. If you show weakness of any kind, they will crush you."
He went on to caution against "empowering the worst people, people who hate you."
Soon, #TuckerCarlsonIsARacist began trending on Twitter.
The backlash against Carlson's dangerous rhetoric came quickly.
Very conflicted message for Fox News to air George Floyd's Homegoing service today not even 24 hours after allowing… https://t.co/Ef4dABklvo— Ryan Smith (@Ryan Smith) 1591724259.0
no clue what kinda racist thing Tucker Carlson said this time, hes a mainstream white nationalist. Same with Laura… https://t.co/hqOpVzw942— 😎🍷🐝 Brittany 🐝🍷😎 (@😎🍷🐝 Brittany 🐝🍷😎) 1591724170.0
But people didn't need the hashtag to know that Tucker Carlson was a racist.
Who the hell didn't know #TuckerCarlsonIsARacist— Shon (@Shon) 1591723964.0
#tuckercarlsonisaracist? i mean yeah, duh. he once did an entire segment on how diversity isn’t good for america— yeah (@yeah) 1591723714.0
#TuckerCarlsonIsARacist surprised this hashtag even needs to be said have u seen the things he says— hindutva hater (@hindutva hater) 1591724510.0
How does he still have advertisers?