Fox News host Tucker Carlson is firing back after Don Lemon called America racist, pointing out that the CNN host lives in “one of the whitest towns in America” and “runs away from diversity” when he’s not championing it.

Earlier this week, Lemon told The Washington Post that former President Donald Trump was “the necessary wake-up for America to realize just how racist it is.”

“We’re living in two different realities as Black and White people,” Lemon explained. “We knew, as Black people, what was lurking beneath the surface. I still believe that [Trump] was the necessary wake-up for America to realize just how racist it is.”

Carlson Fires Back

Carlson, however, was not having any of it.

“Don Lemon lives in a $4.3 million-home in Sag Harbor, New York. No, he doesn’t live in Section 8 housing, he lives in one of the whitest towns in America. In fact, 80 percent, Sag Harbor is just three percent African-American,” Carlson said on his Fox News show.

“In the interview, Mr. Lemon said America needs to see more people like him. He regularly lectures America about diversity. What he didn’t tell the Washington Post is that in his free time he runs away from diversity. He doesn’t like diversity at all,” he continued. 

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Lemon’s Past Comes Back To Haunt Him

Lemon hasn’t always been so “woke” about his views on race. Last year, Carlson found a clip in which the CNN host stated  that 72 percent of African American babies are born out of wedlock and children with “absent fathers” are more likely to become criminals.

Lemon also attacked rap music as CNN’s on-screen graphics said “five ways to fix our community” and warned Black people to “clean up your act.”

“Studies show that lack of a male role model is an express train right to prison,” Lemon said. “Please, Black folks, and if this doesn’t apply to you, I’m not talking to you, pay attention to and think about what has been presented in recent history as acceptable behavior.”

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Lemon went on to slam “hip-hop and rap culture.”

“A culture that glorifies everything I just mentioned, thug and reprehensible behavior, a culture that is making a lot of people rich, just not you. And it’s not going to,” he continued.

Lemon Discusses Past Views

Lemon addressed his former views in his interview this week.

“People can say want they want. If they want to believe that I’ve transformed, I’m okay with that. I would like to think I have found my groove. That I’m a better communicator. I am secure in my position, and I speak with even more authority than when I started,” Lemon said.

“But if by saying that, people are saying I ‘wasn’t Black enough’ before, then that’s certainly not true,” he concluded. “Are you the same person that you were a few years ago? Let’s hope not. We all evolve.”

This piece was written by James Samson on June 24, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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