Tucker Carlson said there’s ‘no place on Earth’ that AOC ‘would be recognized’ as a ‘woman of color’

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Left: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with her hair blowing in the wind; Right: Tucker Carlson seated with a water bottle in his head

Left: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Right: Tucker CarlsonLeft: REUTERS/Jordan Vonderhaar; Right: Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images

  • Tucker Carlson called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez an “entitled white lady” on Friday.

  • Ocasio-Cortez is of Puerto Rican origin and identifies as a woman of color.

  • There’s no place she would “be recognized as a quote, woman of color, because she’s not!” he said.

Tucker Carlson on Friday derided Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying she’s not a woman of color.

Carlson made the remarks on his Fox News’ show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after he aired a clip showing the progressive lawmaker giving her social-media fans a makeup tutorial. In the clip, Ocasio-Cortez referred to herself as a woman of color.

“No one ever dares to challenge that description, but every honest person knows it is hilariously absurd,” Carlson said, calling it “funny.”

“There is no place on Earth outside of American colleges and newsrooms where Sandy Cortez would be recognized as a quote, woman of color, because she’s not,” he added.

Carlson often calls the New York lawmaker “Sandy Cortez,” media watchdog Mediaite noted. Ocasio-Cortez used the nickname “Sandy” while in high school, Vox previously reported.

Ocasio-Cortez’s mother is from Puerto Rico, and she has called herself a woman of color multiple times.

But Carlson on Friday said: “She’s a rich entitled white lady.”

“She’s the pampered obnoxious ski bunny in the matching snowsuit who tells you to pull up your mask while you’re standing in the lift line at Jackson Hole,” he added. “They’re all the same. It doesn’t matter what shade they are.”

In a tweet, Ocasio-Cortez fired back at Carlson.

“This is the type of stuff you say when your name starts with a P and ends with dejo,” she said, referring to the Spanish word “pendejo.” The word, when translated to English, means asshole or idiot.

In the same segment Friday, Carlson suggested that Ocasio-Cortez was initiating a “booty call” by announcing on Instagram that she was alone.

“Once again, the existence of a wife or daughters doesn’t make a man good. And this one is basura,” she wrote on Twitter. Basura means trash in Spanish.

Representatives for Fox News did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment Saturday.

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