Fox News star Tucker Carlson called out Sen. Cory Booker over his debate claim that Joe Biden’s tough-on-crime policies tragically destroyed “communities like mine.”
Carlson pointed out that Booker is “by far the most privileged candidate running for president in either party.”
Tucker strikes again
The well-known Fox host’s comments came during Thursday’s edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Carlson gave a run-down of the previous night’s Democratic debate, which included the Corey Booker-Joe Biden exchange. Watch below:
“Cory Booker meanwhile is in the process of transitioning to a brand-new identity,” said Carlson. “He spent most of the evening trying to sound like a Nation of Islam recruiter rather than the deeply privileged son of two IBM executives which is what he is….”
At this point, Carlson played a clip from the debate in which Booker attacked Biden for his support of “tough on crime” policies. Today’s progressives criticize the once-popular policies for leading to “aggressive policing and harsher prison sentences that disproportionately hurt black and brown communities,” according to left-wing site Vox.
“There are people right now in prison for life for drugs because you stood up and used that ‘tough on crime’ phony rhetoric that got a lot of people elected but destroyed communities like mine,” Booker said to Biden.
“Communities like mine”
What really got Carlson — as well as all of us — hung up was Booker’s phrase “communities like mine.”
“The best is ‘communities like mine were destroyed by you, Joe Biden,'” said Carlson.
So, Carlson decided to take a look at Booker’s community — Harrington Park, New Jersey.
“Cory Booker grew up in Harrington Park, New Jersey,” he pointed out. “The black population of Harrington Park? 0.6% – less than 1%. The poverty rate for families in Harrington Park is literally zero! Not a single family in Harrington Park is poor. Not one!”
“That’s where Cory Booker grew up,” Carlson continued. “So the only way that Joe Biden’s crime policies destroyed Cory Booker’s home town is to allow its citizens to move out to gentrified Brooklyn. Cory Booker is by far the most privileged candidate running for president in either party this year. And that’s fine. It’s not his fault. It’s the relentless lying about it that’s so grating.”
Better luck next time, Corey.