Tucker Carlson mocked his CNN rival Don Lemon for having a black face cookie jar in his $4.3 million Hamptons home.
Carlson took aim at CNN host Don Lemon Monday evening, accusing him of hypocrisy after recent comments in which he called America racist, and in particular for having the in the offensive ornament visible in his Sag Harbor home.
He said: ‘You’ve heard from the White House and the President himself that white supremacy is a lurking threat and you might not see it but it’s always there like Russian spies, white supremacists, in the dark of night and the most surprising form.
‘We’re not calling it to be a white supremacist here but you have to ask yourself – and we’re putting it on the screen now. What is this? The symbol of hate? Symbol of hate posing as a cookie jar doing in Don Lemon’s kitchen?
‘You see that? That right there, ladies and gentlemen, is a white supremacist QAnon cookie jar. We are not calling for the Department of Justice to look more deeply into this and that’s not our place and we’re cable news show not a law enforcement agency.
‘But let’s put it this way if you find yourself with a black face cookie jar in your kitchen, it’s time to reflect. That means you, Don Lemon.’
Fox News host Tucker Carlson hit out on Don Lemon Monday evening, saying his lifestyle, and in particular, a chef cookie jar in black face indicated the CNN host’s hypocrisy after recent comments he made about racism in America
The Fox News host appeared to be making a sarcastic dig at CNN’s repeated calls for probes into QAnon supporters, domestic terrorists and white supremacism, which has seen the network accused of sacrificing editorial integrity to lecture its viewers.
Carlson also referred to a recent interview with the Washington Post in which Lemon said the Trump presidency proved the racism in America, and that, ‘We’re living in two different realities as black and white people,’ while promoting his book This is the Fire.
‘It’s interesting we read that and here’s a guy who makes millions of dollars a year from presiding over a show that’s failing, and that seems like a pretty good deal,’ Carlson said, ‘But like so many, is also a victim a successful victim.’
Lemon’s black face cookie jar was spotted in the background of a snap taken in his $4.3 million Sag Harbor home
Lemon, who is black, makes $4milllion as host of ‘Don Lemon Tonight’ and lives in a $4.3million, 2,750-square-foot four-bedroom cottage in the predominantly white area of Sag Harbor, New York, with his fiancé Tim Malone.
Carlson said the 55-year-old’s lifestyle indicated a loose commitment to diversity.
‘He lectures America about diversity. What he did not tell The Washington Post is that in his free time he runs away from diversity. His reality is that he doesn’t like diversity at all. None of them do.’
In fact, Sag Harbor has seven times more white residents than any other race or ethnicity, according to Data USA.
Lemon, who is black, lives in a $4.3 million four-bedroom cottage in Sag Harbor, New York state where 80% of the population are white and just 3% black with his fiance Tim Malone (pictured together in front of their home)
In 2018, 80 percent of the population were white, while just 3 percent were black or African-American.
Lemon spoke to the Post about racism in America, following the release of his book ‘This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism’ in March.
‘There’s also this false reality that we’re living in a post-racial world after the election of Barack Obama,’ Lemon said.
Don Lemon (pictured on CNN) – said black and white Americans are ‘living in two different realities’ while promoting his book in a recent interview with the Washington Post
‘That was all bulls**. It was a wake-up call to white people who thought we were living in a nonracist world.’
He added: ‘We’re living in two different realities as black and white people.
‘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.’