Fox News’ Tucker Carlson threw jabs at CNN’s Chris Cuomo Tuesday night, calling him “the single dumbest person ever to perform on cable news.”
Carlson was excoriating the media for coverage of U.S. Border Patrol agents using cords to threaten Haitian migrants. Some, like MSNBC’s Joy Reid and Cuomo, said the images invoked the legacy of slavery.
“To me? Who’s never read a book in my life? It smacks of a bygone era,” Carlson said mockingly. “It is slavery to ride a horse through a crowd of people trying to invade our country?”
He went on to personally needle Cuomo. That guy went to Yale Law School, in case you’re wondering if the system is legitimate. Answer: No. Chris Cuomo rarely gets the credit he deserves for being the single dumbest person ever to perform on cable news. He makes Don Lemon look like a particle physicist.”
Carlson has frequently used his primetime platform to mock competitors like Cuomo and Lemon — whose name he deliberately mispronounces.
A rep for Cuomo and CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In the viral video in question, a mounted border agent appears to use his reins while directing migrants.
Watch below, via Fox News.