Things took an uncomfortable turn for Tucker Carlson as he had Scott Bolden, a Democrat strategist, on his show and the topic of the NFL “protests” came up…
“Have the police ever brutalized you?”, Bolden asked.
Carlson replied, “[America is] deeply flawed on questions of race, obviously and the police brutality is something that needs to be addressed, I believe that…” — with Bolden interjecting, “And we are not addressing it.”
Tucker continued, “However, you are making a larger case that the country itself is a rotten place and my point is for a rich guy like you to say something like that because you have benefited, as have I, as have lots of people like us from this country, to dismiss the whole thing, an entire portion of the population as a immoral, is kind of disgusting actually.”
Bolden went on to say “we live in two Americas,” Carlson asked, “Where do you live?,” adding “I bet you live in my neighborhood!” and even told Carlson he has “manifest white privilege.”
As you can see, Tucker really got passionate about this and do you think he has a point? He eventually states that decent people should behave a certain way, which I agree with.
As I’ sure you are aware, NFL players have been kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest.
“The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race,” President Trump tweeted on Monday. “It is about respect for our country, flag and national anthem.”
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Colin Kaepernick told NFL.com when the controversy first erupted last year.
Oh. And what of the Seattle Seahawks, who skipped Sunday’s anthem?
“We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country,” the team said in a statement. “Out of love for our country and in honor of the sacrifices made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny our most basic freedoms.”