Tucker Carlson claims ‘fake’ Kamala Harris ‘doesn’t understand the point’ around why she needs to visit the US-Mexico border because the media treats her like ‘a god.’
The Fox News’ host took aim at the vice president for a second night in a row Tuesday over her role in tackling the surge of migrants who have been pouring into America in recent months.
He accused the media of joining ‘the cult of Kamala’ and claimed she has ‘continued to ascend’ because of ‘how she looks’ – despite her not ‘even know[ing] who [she is].’
‘Next time you see someone walking across the top of your pool it’s probably Kamala Harris!’ he said.
Tucker Carlson has said ‘fake’ Kamala Harris ‘doesn’t understand the point’ around why she needs to visit the US-Mexico border because the media treats her like ‘a god’
Joe Biden appointed Harris his ‘border czar’ but – 77 days into taking charge – she is yet to visit the border to see the conditions for herself.
She finally traveled to the Northern Triangle of Central America this week, first stopping in Guatemala and then Mexico Tuesday where she met with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
But there are still no plans for her to visit the border during this trip. The vice president has avoided making the trip despite a surging migrant crisis at the border, which saw 177,000 migrants make the crossing into the US during March, and another 122,000 cross in April.
March also saw the highest number ever of unaccompanied minors cross into the US.
Harris snapped at NBC’s Lester Holt in an interview in Guatemala Monday when he asked if she had plans to pay a visit.
‘At some point, you know, we are going to the border,’ she said.
‘We’ve been to the border. So this whole thing about the border. We’ve been to the border. We’ve been to the border.’
Holt pushed back at this saying: ‘You haven’t been to the border.’
Harris fired back saying: ‘And I haven’t been to Europe.
‘And I mean, I don’t understand the point that you’re making.’ She has also infuriated the progressive wing of the Democrat party by warning migrants who try to cross the border: ‘You will be turned back,’ with New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez among those blasting Harris over the remarks.
Carlson aired the Lester Holt clip during Tuesday night’s show, saying ‘of course’ Harris does not ‘understand the point’ because the media does not ask ‘real questions.’
‘Of course she doesn’t understand the point. No one ever asks her real questions,’ he said.
Carlson claimed the ‘last time’ they did was in her presidential debate with Tulsi Gabbard.
Kamala Harris walks with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Tuesday
They held a meeting in Mexico City on Tuesday with Harris saying she wants to focus on ‘root causes’ of the crisis
‘And in the almost two years since, she’s continued to ascend. How did she do this? Clearly on the basis of how she looks,’ claimed Carlson.
The Fox host played a reel of clips taken from various news channels showing their commentary on Harris’s trip to the border.
In it, numerous different commentators spoke of her making history as the first woman of color to be vice president and how she – the daughter of immigrants – was heading to Latin America to tackle migration.
‘The fact that Kamala Harris is visiting as the first woman, female vice president, first woman of color, herself a child of immigrants that speaks volumes as well to those people of those countries,’ said Sergio Gonzales, a former senior policy adviser to Harris, in an MSNBC clip.
A CNBC clip was similar. ‘From the night that Kamala Harris made history as the first woman, first person of color elected vice president, she made clear that winning a seat at the table was just the first step,’ said reporter Ylan Mui.
‘At the highest profile assignment so far, a solo trip to Guatemala and Mexico this weekend to tackle the root causes of the surge in migration.’
While CNN reporter Jasmine Wright sent a similar message: ‘She’s the first woman vice president, she is the first woman of color vice president, and this trip will start to shape how Americans view her.
Harris’ first international trip and the press conferences which took place miles away from the US-Mexico border
Carlson also pointed to the LA Times which he said ‘was a news organization at one point’, which has a section ‘dedicated exclusively to Kamala Harris.’
‘Readers get their business news, international news, and then their critical Kamala Harris news,’ he mocked.
‘She’s now her own category of news.’
The paper also focused on ‘the way she looks,’ he said, rather than her policy achievements.
‘In other words, what really matters about Kamala Harris and what should matter to you according to The New York Times is her DNA. It’s really science projects,’ he added.
Carlson said Disney has taken this even further, making the vice president out to be a ‘god.’
He played a video Harris that the Disney Channel ran as part of a special series for Black History Month in February.
‘There was a young girl who used her voice to make the world around her a better place,’ it began.
Harris snapped at NBC’s Lester Holt Monday when he said she hadn’t been to the border. ‘I don’t understand the point that you’re making,’ she said
Carlson said ‘of course’ Harris does not ‘understand the point’ because the media does not ask ‘real questions’ of her. Pictured Harris was met with some protesters in Guatemala demanding she ‘mind your own business’
Carlson, who took issue with the video back in February when it aired, mocked that Harris is being treated ‘like a god.’
‘Next time you see someone walking across the top of your swimming pool, it’s probably Kamala Harris,’ he said.
‘She became part of a divine group of leaders. divine in the literal sense, like the Dalai Lama or Kim Jong-Un.’
The TV host claimed Harris views herself as more of a superhero – a reference to her children’s book ‘Superheroes are everywhere.’
‘Kamala Harris does have a kind of appealing humility, so she doesn’t compare herself to god,’ he said.
‘She prefers the superhero analogy.’
As well as the media, Carlson claimed the White House was also behind the ‘cult’ to popularize the vice president.
Carlson said the Biden administration had to ‘create a Soviet level cult of personality around her’ in order to turn the tide on the view of American voters who he said found her ‘repellent’ when she was running for president.
Harris and Guatemalan President Alejandro Giamattei (right) held a bilateral meeting in Guatemala on Monday
Harris waves alongside Guatemalan Foreign Minister Pedro Brolo upon arrival in Guatemala City on Sunday
‘Because it’s so improbable that someone this unimpressive has become so powerful, the people in charge are forced to assure us almost with hysteria that she is brilliant and impressive in order to prepare the rest of us for her inevitable march to the White House they’ve had to create a Soviet level cult of personality around her,’ he said.
Carlson described Harris as ‘too phony to win’ and ‘too fake for politics.’
‘Actual voters found her repellent. We don’t need to guess about this, we have the numbers,’ he said.
‘And the more Kamala Harris they got, the more repelled they became.’
He continued: ‘Even in the business that is famous for rewarding falseness, Kamala Harris was just too phony to win.
‘She was too fake for politics. So the question is, how did she end up effectively in charge of the entire country?
‘That’s a question that historians of democracy will spend decades pondering – democracy being a system in which citizens get to choose their own leaders.’
Carlson continued to slam the vice president, claiming she is so ‘fake’ that ‘she can’t even decide how to pronounce her own first name.’
The Fox host went on to argue that her traits were not lost on Latin American residents some of whom protested her visit.
He said the media and the government had seemed to believe that ‘when a person of color goes to Latin America to be around other people of color, it’s a love match’.
New images were taken June 8 of Central American migrants sitting on the ground after being apprehended by Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande River into La Joya, Texas on Tuesday
People ride rafts across the Suchiate River between Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico and Tecun Uman, Guatemala on June 7, 2021
‘Unfortunately for Kamala Harris, that’s not actually how Latin Americans think.’
Harris visited Mexico City Tuesday to meet with Mexico’s president to discuss stopping mass immigration from Central America by way of migrating through Mexico.
There, she shielded questions for a second day about when she would visit the southern border.
Harris said it was ‘short-sighted’ to focus on the symptoms and said she was focused on the ‘root causes’ of the migrant crisis on the ground in Guatemala and Mexico.
‘I think it’s short-sighted, for any of us who are in the business of problem solving to suggest we’re only going to respond to the reaction as opposed to addressing the cause,’ she said.
The vice president said the ‘bottom line’ is that the administration has to apply ‘equal weight’ to what’s going on at the border and ‘root causes’ in Northern Triangle nations.
This came after she batted away similar questions during a briefing in Mexico earlier that day.
‘Why not go to the border, as well, so you do see the full complexity?’ a reporter asked.
‘Listen, I’ve been to the border before and I’ll go again,’ she replied.
‘But when I’m in Guatemala, dealing with root causes, I think we should have a conversation about what’s going on in Guatemala,’ she said.