- Fox News host Tucker Carlson attacked Barack Obama for discussing police violence in his funeral service for civil rights icon John Lewis.
- “Imagine if a fatter politician showed up at your loved one’s funeral and started talking about stupid guerrilla talk points about the Senate procedure,” the host said.
- In his speech, Obama called for a reform of US voting laws and drew parallels between the racist police in the 1960s, which Lewis experienced firsthand, and the response to George Floyd’s anti-racist protests.
- In an inventory written before his death, published on the day of his funeral, Lewis discusses the same issues raised by Obama.
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson rushed to Barack Obama to deliver an oration at the funeral of civil rights icon John Lewis, in which he drew parallels between racist police in the 1
In Thursday’s edition of Tucker Carlson, the presenter released a video of Obama’s oration at Lewis’s funeral earlier that day.
In his speech, Obama focused on the ongoing protests against police brutality that engulfed the United States and praised Lewis as the founder of a “fuller, better” America.
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During a service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Obama made direct contact between racist police and 1960s politicians, Lewis and other civil rights activists he fought against, and police response to today’s protests against George Floyd. against anti-racism.
“Bull Connor may be gone, but today we are witnessing with our own eyes, cops kneeling on the necks of black Americans,” Obama said. “George Wallace may be gone, but we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful protesters.”
He called for the abolition of the Senate filibuster rule, which is used as a guerrilla technique to avoid passing legislation on voting reform.
Obama’s speech at the funeral was met with applause, but Carlson accused the former president of using the event to mark political points.
“It’s hard to believe that the video is real, but it is, to a fake coin accent, Mr. Hawaii. Imagine if some fatter politician showed up at your loved one’s funeral and started throwing stupid guerrilla talks about the procedure. in the Senate, ‘said Carlson.
“Can you imagine that? You’ll be shocked if that happens. You’ll probably go out. You’re desecrating a funeral with campaign slogans? What kind of person would do that?”
“The country that is falling apart is being torn apart by racial strife and tribes, and one of the most respected people in the whole country has decided to pour petrol on it and compare the police to Bull Connor?”
“It’s like America or Minneapolis is like Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. That’s crazy. It’s reckless,” Carlson said of Obama’s words.
In the history of the tweet, Kevin Cruz pointed out that the topics that Obama addressed in his speech were those that Lewis wrote about in a report in The New York Times, which was scheduled for publication on the day of his funeral.
—Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) July 31, 2020