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Civil Rights Activist On Biden’s Race Remarks: ‘One Of The Worst Race Hoaxes Since Jussie Smollett’

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Horace Cooper, co-founder of Project 21 and former constitutional law professor at George Mason University, slammed President Joe Biden for Biden’s recent remarks about racial issues.

Cooper appeared on Fox News during an interview with host Tucker Carlson where they discussed remarks that Biden made this week while in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“You know, this is really, really sad what the President is doing,” Cooper said. “This is perhaps one of the worst race hoaxes since the Jussie Smollett charge. When the President of the United States stands up and lies to the American people about the American people. He says that we are so racist, and that in particular, if you look around in your community, you need to keep your eye out for one particular type of individual, white men, white nationalist, white racists.”

“There is no evidence of any of this,” Cooper claimed. “There is no evidence that this problem exists in the workplace. There’s no evidence that this problem is happening at our jails. There’s no evidence in any place. And in fact, I ask right now for the president United States to declassify whatever intelligence that he is purporting to rely upon in making this claim. It is a flat falsehood.”

“We’re having a circumstance where we’re told that what we see, we must deny, and then only listen to the lie. Record numbers of black Americans participated in the elections in 2020, also, in 2018,” Cooper later added. “Record numbers of black Americans gained job opportunities, record lows in terms of the number of people complaining about hate crime, or actually filing charges. You know, what the spike in hate crimes are? Anti-Semitism, and now, anti-Asian, and disproportionately the 6% of the population is identified as the blame: black men. Where is the white male, white nationalist, white racist threat?”

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TRANSCRIPT:

TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS HOST: If you really wanted to hurt this country and the people who live here, if you want to divide it even more deeply along racial lines into groups that really hate each other on the basis of how they look, you would give a speech, a disgusting speech, like the one that Joe Biden gave yesterday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During the speech, Biden declared that the most lethal threat in the United States is not the cyber attacks, for example, shutting down our supplies of essentials like gasoline and meat. It’s not terrorism, It’s not gang warfare. No, it’s people who don’t agree with Joe Biden. He calls them white supremacists.

[START VIDEO]

JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT: According to the Intelligence Community, terrorism for white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today, not ISIS, not al-Qaeda, white supremacists.

[END VIDEO]

CARLSON: So this is the quote, ‘most lethal threat to the homeland’, more dangerous than al-Qaeda or ISIS. It’s white supremacy. So what is white supremacy? Well, the weird thing is Joe Biden didn’t define it. What is a white supremacist? We should know, they’re the most lethal threat. Corporate America has tried to answer that question through one of their proxies, a think tank called the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Now the board of that group has representatives from U.S. Steel, Freddie Mac, Microsoft, heavy hitters. According to that group, the minority corporate counsel, white supremacy means quote, ‘having a can do attitude’ and a, quote, ‘tendency to rugged individualism.’ So that’s the threat that Joe Biden’s DHS and the FBI, the intel community, the US military, they’re all warning about, could it be? Well, according to the global terrorism database, managed by the University of Maryland, a total and we’re always about getting the numbers, a total of 64 people in this country were killed between the years of 2015 and 2019 due to those rugged individualists white supremacists and or nationalists. Now those numbers aren’t real, actually, dig a little deeper and they don’t stand up to scrutiny. In fact, that total 64 counts the Parkland school shooting as a white supremacist attack, which as far as we know, it was not. But even if you take that number at face value, if you assume it’s accurate, it would mean there are a total of 16, quote ‘white supremacist nationalist killings’ per year on average. For comparison, 774 people were murdered in the city of Chicago alone just last year, and very few of the perpetrators were white nationalists we can tell you. Those trends hold up nationally, in 2019, there were 11,000 arrests nationwide for murder. Young black men made up a majority of those arrests, despite being about 6% of the overall population. So there’s no credible way to argue that white supremacy is the most lethal threat that we face. That’s not an argument. It’s its own form of racial attack. But Joe Biden kept claiming white supremacy told us is all around us.

[START VIDEO]

BIDEN:  Millions of white Americans belong to the Klan. And they weren’t even embarrassed by it, they were proud of it. And that hate became embedded systematically and systemically in our laws and our culture. We do ourselves no favors by pretending none of this ever happened, or it doesn’t impact us today, because it does still impact us today.

[END VIDEO]

CARLSON: The Klan defines modern America? That’s a disgusting lie. But more important, why are you doing this to us? You’re the President of the United States and by us, we mean the whole country, people of all colors. Why are you dividing us like this is the last thing we need right now. And yet there was Joe Biden telling us that white supremacy, the legacy of the Klan, is so bad that African Americans right now in 2021, can’t vote.

[START VIDEO]

BIDEN: … In 2020, we faced the tireless assault on the right to vote, restrictive laws, lawsuits, threats of intimidation, voter purges, and more.

[END VIDEO]

CARLSON: Maybe we’re too literal. Maybe we’re too linear and Western in the way we think, maybe that’s its own form of white supremacy. But we have to go back to the numbers because we don’t know how else to respond. And here’s what they are. The number of African Americans eligible to vote for president reached an all time record high last year of 30 million. So that’s another lie. But the question is, why are you telling the same kind of lie again, and again, when the only outcome is to make people born in this country hate each other irreparably? Why are you doing that? Horace Cooper is the co-chair of Project 21. He may have the answer. Horace, it’s great to see you tonight. Why are they doing this? It’s really, it’s overheating the country and it’s making it very hard to continue in a happy way. What’s the point of this?

HORACE COOPER, CO-FOUNDER PROJECT 21: You know, this is really, really sad what the President is doing. This is perhaps one of the worst race hoaxes since the Jussie Smollett charge. When the President of the United States stands up and lies to the American people about the American people. He says that we are so racist, and that in particular, if you look around in your community, you need to keep your eye out for one particular type of individual, white men, white nationalist, white racists. There is no evidence of any of this. There is no evidence that this problem exists in the workplace. There’s no evidence that this problem is happening at our jails. There’s no evidence in any place. And in fact, I ask right now for the president United States to declassify whatever intelligence that he is purporting to rely upon in making this claim. It is a flat falsehood.

CARLSON: Well, if that’s ever declassified, I think Horace Cooper, you will find yourself on the white supremacist list. I mean, I think that’s kind of the point. No, you laugh. But I’ve known other African Americans who has been who have been denounced as a white supremacist, if you haven’t been you will be, we were denounced for this show for quoting Martin Luther King. So like, it’s purely political. Why doesn’t anyone ever say that?

COOPER: We’re having a circumstance where we’re told that what we see, we must deny, and then only listen to the lie. Record numbers of black Americans participated in the elections in 2020, also, in 2018. Record numbers of black Americans gained job opportunities, record lows in terms of the number of people complaining about hate crime, or actually filing charges. You know, what the spike in hate crimes are? Anti-Semitism, and now, anti-Asian, and disproportionately the 6% of the population is identified as the blame: black men. Where is the white male, white nationalist, white racist threat?

CARLSON: Yeah, I mean, I think it’s people who don’t vote Democrat are the ones who are being about to be hounded by DHS and the FBI. And that’s a concern.

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