Tucker Carlson Blasts Jennifer Lawrence for Linking Hurricanes to Trump (VIDEO)
On his Friday night broadcast, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson took Hollywood starlet Jennifer Lawerence to task after she linked President Trump to Hurricane Harvey and Irma.
Transcript of segment below:
CARLSON: “Two massive storms in a row is pretty bad but is it divine judgment upon the United States of America for its political sins. That is the claim of actress Jennifer Lawrence who suggested the big storm are America’s penance imposed by Mother Nature for not believing in global warming. Watch this.”
LAWRENCE: “It is proven through science that human activity, the climate change is due to human activity and we continue to ignore it and the only voice that we really have is through voting, so, and we voted and it was really startling. You are watching these hurricanes now and it is really hard while especially while promoting this movie not to feel Mother Nature’s rage or wrath.“
CARLSON: “Joe Concha writes about media for The Hill and he joins us tonight. Joe, why is it that as people get richer and more famous, sometimes they get sillier or more out of touch? Have you noticed this?“
CONCHA: “When you say richer, remember Jennifer Lawrence made 46 million last year. She’s worth $110 million and I don’t want to seem insensitive towards the hurricane. So, I got friends in Key West. Let me tell you a horrible story first. I had friends that lived when I was a child in New Jersey and their house got wiped out by Sandy, so they said, screw, we’re going to move to Key West. And now they just bought a house there and — so I hope everything works out okay for them. Back to Jennifer Lawrence.“
CONCHA: “I am not a doctor, but since everybody is playing one on TV these days lately, were playing psychiatrist.”
CARLSON: “I’ve noticed.”
CONCHA: “Yes. Let me give you my prognosis on Jennifer Lawrence. She is obviously suffering from Trump derangement syndrome or in this case, it’s an acute strain, ADTS. And this is a situation where apparently side effects are include blaming a sitting president for hurricanes hitting the U.S. mainland during the hurricane season. And you know, it’s funny. I was asked by NPR. I remember this after the election, during an interview on this. How do you think Donald Trump won without any celebrity backing? Whatsoever. And I am thinking about it like, yes, I’m sort of like Scott Baio and Jimmy Woods, no one supported them. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton was the toast of the tinsel town. And I would believe that if you look at this situation, Jennifer Lawrence would be exhibit A, or in this case exhibit ADTS.”
CARLSON: “You got to kind of wonder though about the press coverage here. I mean, here you have one of the most famous actresses in the world on the eve of what looks like a catastrophe using the storm and the impending human suffering to make a really stupid political statement. You’d think like the press would jump on her, did they?”
CONCHA: “No, you don’t see really any coverage outside of any conservative blogs on this because again, you get passes in these situations and I think you have to have empathy for Jennifer Lawrence when you could relate to somebody and feel sorry for them. And look, we could all relate too.”
CONCHA: “Tucker, three million people at home flying a private jet over to London and getting over the angst of hurricanes that are no threat to you. And blaming a sitting president perhaps for bad karma for creating hurricanes and be able to talk about your job and promoting movies while getting paid seven figures. I think that’s something that we could all relate too.”
CARLSON: “Being a celebrity is bad for your soul. Have you noticed that? Jennifer Lawrence is not the celebrity taking politics in a weird direction though.”
Jennifer Lawrence said in an interview with a British network that the recent hurricanes slamming the United States are the fault of Trump voters because they don’t believe in man-made climate change.
Jennifer Lawrence’s interview turned political about halfway through when she ripped into President Trump and his voters. (transcribed by NewBusters)
“It’s scary,” she responded. “You know, it’s this new language that’s forming, I don’t even recognize it. It’s also scary to know, that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it, and the only voice that we really have is through voting,” Lawrence stated.
“And you have voted very recently, as a country” the interviewer acknowledged.
“And we voted, and it was really startling,” Lawrence added. She then insinuated that the hurricanes were “Mother Nature’s rage and wrath” at America for Trump.
“You know you’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard especially while promoting this movie, not to feel mother nature’s rage and wrath,” she stated.
Hurricanes and other natural disasters have struck the United States for centuries, but Trump is the cause of anything and everything bad. Makes sense.
The National Hurricane Center via NOAA has compiled a list of devastating hurricanes that have slammed into the United States starting in the year 1900 well before Donald Trump became president. Read the list here.
Hurricane Andrew in 1992 was one of the most destructive. The NOAA reports:
Andrew is responsible for 23 deaths in the United States and three more in the Bahamas. The hurricane caused $26.5 billion in damage in the United States, of which $1 billion occurred in Louisiana and the rest in south Florida. The vast majority of the damage in Florida was due to the winds. Damage in the Bahamas was estimated at $250 million.
Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was one of the deadliest:
Katrina was one of the most devastating hurricanes in the history of the United States. It is the deadliest hurricane to strike the United States since the Palm Beach-Lake Okeechobee hurricane of September 1928. It produced catastrophic damage – estimated at $75 billion in the New Orleans area and along the Mississippi coast – and is the costliest U. S. hurricane on record.
Katrina is responsible for approximately 1200 reported deaths, including about 1000 in Louisiana and 200 in Mississippi. Seven additional deaths occurred in southern Florida.