Self-described "anti-racism strategist" and radio host Tariq Nasheed appeared on Fox News Channel's 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' on Tuesday to discuss his viral tweet questioning why some people called the police officer who stopped the Ohio State University terrorist a hero.
So white officer Alan Horujko who shot and killed the Black Somali stabbing suspect in Ohio is being paraded as a hero. Thats interesting— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) November 28, 2016
Nasheed responds: "What is cowardly to make up a false narrative that I didn't say, or even imply, that I was not impressed, or dissatisfied with the police's work. That tweet was very vague, it was very neutral. It was basically a statement, it wasn’t even my opinion So for you to say that it is cowardly is disingenuous--"
CARLSON: I’m asking you what did you mean but that. Is the guy, the police officer who shot this guy, a hero or isn't he?
NASHEED: I'll be glad to answer that, but I don't want to do the false narrative thing, because that is very disingenuous, and I like to speak truth to power. Now let me explain what I meant:
No, I didn't think the guy was wrong for what he did. The guy was a hero. The comment wasn't meant to racialize the actual shooting and the event itself. When that happened, there were a lot of people online who played the race card. And the minute they found out who the suspect was, they kep taling about Black Somalian, Black Somalian. Then they started talking about Black Lives Matter and Obama and then they racialized it.
CARLSON: I'm sorry, there's only so much I can take. I spent all afternoon listening to your podcast, which is the most racialized thing I think I've ever listened to in my life...
In your podcast, you say that this is a white supremacist country. The guy who did this was imported here at taxpayer expense from Somalia. He was living entirely on taxpayer expense, I believe government subsidized education at OSU.
Why would a white supremacist country import Africans in large numbers, and then pay for them to live here? Speaking of narratives, it doesn't fit your narrative?
NASHEED: So we don't live in a system of complete white supremacy, everybody is lying Tucker?
NASHEED: The overwhelming majority of immigrants to this country are not--
Why would a white supremacist country import massive numbers of non-white immigrants?
NASHEED: When you say non-white... There's a lot of people that are white that you classify as non-white. So you play this racialized game. Who's white and who's non-white?
CARLSON: Okay, good. The point I'm making is that it is not 1955. It is a totally different country from the one you seem to be addressing in your tweets and in your podcast.
NASHEED: Not really. How is it different sir?
CARLSON: It is an entirely multi-ethnic country. It is not just black people and white people, one oppressing the other. It is a much more complicated landscape, as you might have noticed if you go outside. So, when you tweet out that this is a story of a white man killing a black man, that is misleading. There is no racial motive here...
NASHEED: I didn't say there was racial motives.
CARLSON: Of course you did...
NASHEED: Tucker, this is Fox News, you guys are the race casino. Forget about the race card, you guys play the race casino...
Tucker are you going to say anything honest before we get the interview started, or is it just going to be a bunch of projection of your suspected white supremacist views?