Comic and The Late Present presenter Stephen Colbert took intention at Fox Information host Tucker Carlson Wednesday evening, mocking his latest feedback on immigration.
Noting Carlson’s earlier assertion that admitting “the world’s poor” into the U.S. might make the nation “poorer, dirtier and extra divided,” Colbert accused the host of continuous to push “racist” rhetoric.
“Tucker bought a whole lot of warmth for these remarks, however he’s nothing if not just a little racist who might,” Colbert mentioned Wednesday evening. “[Carlson] got here chugging again up that hill on Monday with a brand new cause he doesn’t like immigrants: he simply cares so darn a lot in regards to the atmosphere.”
Colbert then confirmed a clip from Monday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, during which the host blamed “unlawful immigrants” for masking “big swathes” of America’s pure panorama in rubbish.
“Have you ever seen the desert after Coachella? I don’t hear Tucker calling to deport a bunch of Endlessly 21-wearing white ladies named Blake,” Colbert remarked.
The comic then criticized the Fox Information host’s option to cowl a supposed “Struggle on Christmas” Tuesday evening, as an alternative of the continued authorized saga surrounding President Donald Trump’s former nationwide safety advisor Michael Flynn. Carlson “was hitting the arduous information” on Tonight, Colbert quipped.
“The struggle on Christmas is a world wrestle,” Carlson had informed the viewers that night. “Within the parliament of Scotland…the espresso store has stopped promoting gingerbread males.”
Carlson blamed the choice on political correctness surrounding considerations that the cookies are gender-specific. “You don’t even need to know what number of bogs there are in gingerbread homes now,” he mentioned. “Lots.”
Colbert mocked Carlson’s remarks, mentioning that homes sometimes solely have gender-neutral bogs. “You do not need one for males and one for girls,” the comic added. “You may have one for firm and one for pooping.”
Carlson then introduced on Fox Information contributor Tammy Bruce—or as Colbert quipped, a “cookie gender knowledgeable”—who criticized calling a gingerbread man a “gingerbread particular person” when “clearly they’re males.”
“Clearly they’re males. I imply simply take a look at them,” Colbert joked, earlier than displaying a picture of a gingerbread man with what seemed to be pixelated male genitalia.
In a Carlson-inspired world the place all meals is gendered—during which fruit by the foot is male and bread feminine, for instance—Colbert mentioned the Fox Information host can be “the contaminated cookie dough that bought recalled for salmonella poisoning.”
Tucker Carlson speaks onstage throughout Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Conference Middle on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Wealthy Polk/Getty Photographs for Politicon