Tucker Carlson Melts Down Over the Protester Who Scaled the Statue of Liberty

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I regret to inform you that Tucker Carlson, a thumb with a face and Fox News’ resident white supremacist, is “at it again.” And by “it,” I mean his trademark combination of racism and stupidity.


During his Thursday show, Carlson highlighted Congolese immigrant Therese Okoumou’s recent immigration protest at the base of the Statue of Liberty.

“Just yesterday,” Carlson said, “a Congolese immigrant shut down the Statue of Liberty—our Statue of Liberty—to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. The left applauded that.”

First off, of course the left did. The protest was extremely good, duh. Secondly, nothing says “raging nationalist who is literally trying to own the female symbol of immigration” like the words “our Statue of Liberty.”

Carlson continued:

Think about what you are watching right here. Congo is a war-ravaged hell-scape, a country noted for mass rape and cannibalism. Imagine escaping a country like that, and being welcomed in our country, the United States. You would be grateful, wouldn’t you? Many Congolese are grateful. This person is not grateful at all. She took over one of our monuments to scream about how racist we are, and progressives support her.

They have gone insane.

Fear-mongering, colonial racism? Check. White savior complex? Check. Being an unapologetic asshole? Super-duper check.

Okoumou, for her part, has pleaded not guilty to three federal misdemeanor charges stemming from her protest. After her court hearing in New York on Thursday, she quoted Michelle Obama’s line, “When they go low, we go high,” adding, “I went as high as I could.”

She faces as much as six months behind bars for each of her charges.

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