Carlson, who routinely spews divisive, anti-immigrant and white nationalist rhetoric on his widely watched Fox News prime time show, railed against Obama’s criticism of “certain right-wing media venues” in his Monday interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
Obama lamented that such organizations “monetize and capitalize on stoking the fear and resentment of a white population that is witnessing a changing America and seeing demographic changes, and do everything they can to give people a sense that their way of life is threatened and that people are trying to take advantage of them.”
Carlson hit back, claiming Obama had “spent eight years dividing the country along racial lines.”
“That guy is a hater. For real,” Carlson added, responding to Obama’s mockery of conservatives’ focus on so-called critical race theory instead of the country’s pressing issues.
Twitter users quickly pointed out the hypocrisy of Carlson’s attack: