Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson labeled MSNBC anchor Joy Reid the “race lady,” and she is not holding back in her response.
Carlson called Reid the “race lady” twice on his show last Tuesday.
Reid started off her segment on Monday night saying, “I don’t spend a lot of time watching Fox News, or the ‘BS’ factory as CNN’s Jim Acosta more colorfully dubbed them this weekend. Personally, I prefer my news and information to be based in reality, rather than monetizing my amygdala to keep me on edge and buying My Pillows and gold.”
Reid then noted Carlson, who she dubbed “Lil Tucker Carlson,” called her the “race lady.”
“The race lady,” Reid said mockingly. “Why would he call me that? I used to run track in high school but honestly, I’m not that fast. What else could it be? Hmm.”
After playing clips of Carlson’s past remarks, Reid said, “Did he say Whitey? Oh, honey, honey, Tuckums. Is this really about me fixating on race, or is it about you fixating on race?”
Watch Reid’s response below:
.@joyannreid takes a look at every which way Tucker Carlson is ‘making America worse’:— The ReidOut (@thereidout) May 3, 2021
“People like you, and your friends at the BS factory are keeping us steeped in covid sickness, and rage, and paranoia.”#TheReidOut pic.twitter.com/alnuZX2iSm
Getting “back to the whole race thing,” Reid later added, “I’m not one who spools out over my neighborhood changing like I’m some segregationist housewife from the 1950s. That would be you, Tuckums.”
She continued, “And I’m not spouting conspiracy theories that white people will be replaced by a Democratic Party conspiracy to import non-white people to outnumber them, a theory that was also spouted by the Charlottesville tiki-torch Nazis. That would also be you.”
After Reid’s segment, the hashtag “Tuckums” made its way across Twitter:
Carlson said at one point during his segment on April 27, “Here’s the race lady from MSNBC finally putting her Harvard degree to work,” referring to Reid, “It’s simple, she said — just charge people who don’t get the vaccine with felonies.”