Fox News: ‘If you are black, you can’t be president’
Fox News anchor Bret Baier has defended a recent tweet in which he stated that “if you are a black, white, brown, Asian, Native American, Hispanic or Asian-American, you’re out of luck” as the “latest in a long line of comments by Fox News pundits.”
Baier made the comments in response to a tweet from comedian Kevin Hart in which Hart declared “If you’re a white person and you can vote for the first time, you are out of the running for president.”
“If you can get a green card and vote in the 2020 election, you should,” Hart said.
“If not, you probably should not be president of the United States.
You might be the first African-American president, but you might be on the ballot for the worst president in American history,” he continued.”
I think that that’s a big problem,” Baier said.
Hart responded that the president is the leader of the free world and “if a black person, a Hispanic person, or a Asian person is on the ticket, then they’re not going to be president.
If they are, they’re probably the worst person that has ever been in office.”
The comment sparked an angry backlash on Twitter and Baier deleted the tweet.
The tweet was widely mocked by the comedian, who called the statement racist and a “classic white supremacist” attack on the Black community.
“My tweet was not meant to be racist.
It was meant to bring to light the problem of our country and our nation,” Hart tweeted Tuesday.
“I never said I’m going to support anyone but the next president.”
Hart has also criticized the Clintons’ stance on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which was finalized by President Donald Trump in February and is expected to be approved by Congress in the next few days.
“The TPP is a disaster for our country,” Hart told ABC News in February.
“It’s a disaster to the United Nations and to the human rights of the people of this country.”