CNN anchor Jim Acosta blasted Fox News rival Tucker Carlson as a ‘human manure spreader’ for floating a ‘race baiting conspiracy theory’ that the Biden administration was relocating Afghan refugees in swing states in order to help Democrats win future elections.
‘Over on Fox, human manure spreader Tucker Carlson has floated yet another race baiting conspiracy theory that tens of thousands of Afghan refugees are being sent over to this country in order to change the outcome of elections,’ Acosta, who was CNN’s chief White House correspondent during the Trump administration, said on Saturday.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Fox News seeking a response.
On Twitter, Carlson’s defenders slammed Acosta.
CNN anchor Jim Acosta (left) blasted Fox News rival Tucker Carlson (right) as a ‘human manure spreader’ for floating a ‘race baiting conspiracy theory’ that the Biden administration was relocating Afghan refugees in swing states in order to help Democrats win future elections
An Afghan refugee holds her two-week-old son Ahmad before boarding a bus after her arrival at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia on Thursday
Josh Mandel, who is running for the Republican nomination for a US Senate seat from Ohio, tweeted that Acosta ‘cares more about bringing in Afghan men with child brides than he does taking care of homeless veterans who served OUR country.’
Mandel commented that Carlson is ‘spot on.’
‘This ain’t about humanity, it’s about elections,’ Mandel tweeted.
Tim Young tweeted: ‘Jim Acosta doesn’t have Trump to try to leach cash off of anymore… so he’s now trying to keep his career alive by calling Tucker Carlson names… pathetic.’
Jay Caruso tweeted: ‘Afghanistan is still a mess, the president has not “shut down the virus,” and the economy is stalling but it’s so good to know that Jim is on top of what really matters to Americans – what Tucker Carlson is saying.’
Brigitte Gabriel tweeted: ‘The reason Joe Biden supports bringing refugees from Afghanistan to America but not from Cuba to America, PROVES that it’s all about votes.
Jim Acosta doesnt have Trump to try to leach cash off of anymore… so he’s now trying to keep his career alive by calling Tucker Carlson names… pathetic.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 5, 2021
The reason Joe Biden supports bringing refugees from Afghanistan to America but not from Cuba to America, PROVES that it’s all about votes.
Jim Acosta is lying and Tucker Carlson is telling the truth. It’s about the future votes, not helping the people.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) September 5, 2021
‘Jim Acosta is lying and Tucker Carlson is telling the truth. It’s about the future votes, not helping the people.’
Melissa Tate tweeted that Acosta ‘wishes he a fraction of a percentage of the audience Tucker has.
‘He is jealous. Maybe if you stop lying people would watch you too Jim.’
During his monologue, Acosta accused Carlson and top Republican figures of posing a threat to American democracy, citing the MAGA riot at the US Capitol on January 6.
Acosta also played comments by House Rep. Madison Cawthorn, the Republican from North Carolina, who warned of ‘bloodshed’ if ‘our election systems continue to be rigged.’
Many Republicans believe that former President Donald Trump was the real winner of the November election, though the courts have rejected claims of voter fraud.
Acosta also hit out at the new ‘heartbeat bill’ that became law in Texas, effectively banning abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy.
Acosta said the Republican Party was ‘sort of like an American Taliban.’
‘It is starting to look like a combination of theocracy and thugocracy,’ Acosta said.
‘The leaders of this MAGAban movement, people Marjorie [Taylor Greene], Madison and Tucker, they’re not counting on an intelligence failure or a lack of planning on your part.
Carlson accused the Biden administration and Democrats of a ‘partisan power play’ by directing newly arrived Afghan refugees to critical swing states that decide presidential elections, including Pennsylvania, Florida, and Georgia
‘They’re counting on a lack of courage to stand up for your rights in this country. Does that ring a bell?’
Acosta added: ‘The anti-immigration, anti-democratic, anti-women’s rights forces have all sought these kinds of changes for years, even decades, in this country.
‘Their operation to change America forever is well underway.’
Acosta was reacting to a monologue delivered by Carlson during Wednesday night’s broadcast of his nightly talk show on the Fox News Channel.
Carlson accused the Biden administration and Democrats of a ‘partisan power play’ by directing newly arrived Afghan refugees to critical swing states that decide presidential elections, including Pennsylvania, Florida, and Georgia.
The Fox News host said that the official State Department web site includes a list of communities that will welcome Afghan refugees who were airlifted out of the country during the recent evacuation of American forces.
‘And if you look at that list long enough, you may notice something, especially if you cover politics,’ Carlson said.
‘You may notice that these communities include an awful lot of swing districts and swing states all over the United States.
‘It’s not just Virginia. Three of these communities are in Texas. The state the Democratic Party has tried to flip for years.
‘Now it’s their first priority. One of these cities is Austin, one is Dallas and another is Houston.
‘The State Department has also urged Afghans to go to the state of Pennsylvania. Does Pennsylvania need more people? Probably not.
‘A lot of unemployment between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. But Pennsylvania is also a state that Donald Trump won in 2016.
‘So maybe they should go there.’
Carlson named several other cities and states that are expected to absorb Afghans, including: ‘Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Nevada; Colorado; they’re also on the list.
‘Are you surprised by this? Funny.’
Refugees are led through the departure terminal to a bus that will take them from the Dulles International Airport to a refugee processing center on Tuesday
Evacuees who fled Afghanistan walk through the terminal to board buses at Dulles International Airport on Tuesday
Workers with the US State Department guide refugees to board a bus at Dulles International Airport on Tuesday
Carlson also said he interviewed a Wisconsin congressman who claimed that some 2,000 Afghan nationals who arrived in his state were not special immigrant visa holders.
A military base in Wisconsin is also being asked to host 13,000 Afghans, according to CBS News.
‘Is the governor of Wisconsin aware of this, what are the people of Wisconsin think of it? Nobody cares what they think. It’s not their country.
‘Oh, but it is, and you should be nervous watching this.’
Carlson added: ‘In a truly democratic system, in a functioning democracy, the people who wrecked Afghanistan and humiliated the United States and sapped American power maybe forever would be punished badly in the midterms.
‘They would lose power over this. They’d be held accountable. And they know that, so they’re doing everything they can to avoid accountability, to avoid an election they will lose.
‘They are flooding swing districts with refugees they know will become loyal Democratic Party voters.
‘They’re opening the southern border to more than two hundred thousand illegal migrants per month. That’s the equivalent of nearly two Afghan airlifts every 30 days.’