Tucker Carlson slams LA Times for calling black politician Larry Elder a white supremacist as polls show conservative radio host could replace Gavin Newsom as governor of California
- Tucker Carlson sued the LA Times for calling California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder “the black face of white supremacy”
- With a sarcastic tone, Carlson “praised” the LA Times for its insight and claimed that they were only going after Elder since he was the frontrunner to become the new state governor if Gavin Newsom was to be. recalled September 14.
- ‘Larry Elder could really win. So no wonder the ‘LA Times’ is so upset’
- Carlson leads 20% among contestants and would take over if California recalled Newsom, who is nearly tied at 50-50
- If recalled, Newsom would be the second state governor to be recalled
Fox’s Tucker Carlson slammed the Los Angeles Times for running an op-ed that called black politician and California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder “the black face of white supremacy.”
Carlson mocked the idea that a black man could be an agent of white supremacy in a sarcastic monologue that described Elder’s racial identity.
“Elder’s father, who was a janitor, was black. Elder’s mother too. So were 80% of the people in their neighborhood and by all appearances Larry Elder looked black too … They had no idea that this South Central kid, apparently an African American in good standing, was actually a working secret agent. on behalf of global white supremacy, ”Carlson joked on Fox News.
Larry Elder hosts the Larry Elder radio show. He hopes to replace California Governor Gavin Newsom if he is recalled on September 14
Carlson lashed out at LA Times for editorial against Larry Elder
Carlson accused the LA Times of attacking Elder, the radio show host and Republican candidate seeking to overthrow California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election next month, simply because he was the favorite to become the new governor.
While recent polls show just 48.8% of Californians want to keep Newsom in power, nearly 20% of voters want Elder to replace him, more than double front-runner Kevin Paffrath, according to second place. FiveThirtyEight.
If Newsom is recalled, then Elder, who would have the most votes, would become the new governor.
‘Larry Elder could really win. So no wonder the ‘LA Times’ is so upset. No wonder they sent a team of elite investigators to find out that he was secretly a white supremacist, ”Carlson said.
The editorial in question came from columnist Erika Smith, who expressed frustration at Elder’s alleged indifference to the challenges facing minorities in California.
The column prompted Tory backlash for its criticism of Larry Elder
Carlson slammed the LA Times with a sarcastic monologue, “praising” the newspaper for portraying Elder as the “black face of white supremacy”
“Few things make me more angry than seeing a black person use willful blindness and handpicked facts to present overly simplistic arguments that whitewash the complex issues of being black in America,” wrote Smith.
Smith ultimately called Elder a “Trump Republican fanboy” who opposes the policies supported by the Black Californians.
Elder dismissed Smith’s column, as well as other opinion pieces critical of his policies and positions.
“I predicted it would happen. That’s why a lot of people don’t go into politics because of the politics of personal destruction, ”Elder said. Fox News.
Elder was also attacked by opponents following a series of allegations he wielded a gun at a former fiancée during an argument in 2015.
“I never wielded a weapon against anyone. I grew up in South Central; I know exactly how destructive this type of behavior is. It’s not me, and anyone who knows me knows it’s not me. These are salacious claims, ”Elder said.
California Governor Gavin Newsom faces a recall election on September 14. If recalled, he will be the second state governor to be recalled
California will hold a recall election on September 14 after petitions qualified for the measure to be added to the ballot after receiving more than 1.5 million voters’ signatures, state election officials said in April.
Newsom has faced stiff criticism from Republicans over the state’s response to COVID-19, crime rates and the homeless.
Since 1913, there have been 179 attempts to recall state officials in California, according to the office of the California Secretary of State.
Of those, 11 recall efforts garnered enough signatures to qualify for the ballot and though only six lawmakers were removed from office.
If the recall effort is successful, Newsom would become only the second California effort to be recalled in state history.