Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night attempted to dismiss Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) vow to legalize marijuana if he is elected president. And the Fox News host may have accidentally created a new meme of himself in the process.
During the Democratic debate in South Carolina this week, Sanders slammed the “horrific” war on drugs for sending too many people ― disproportionately minorities ― to prison for low-level offenses.
“Ohhhhh, the war on drugs,” Carlson said. “Bernie Sanders talks about that in every speech he gives.”
“A declining country with a sad, underemployed middle-class obviously needs to smoke a ton more weed. That’s Bernie’s solution to the malaise. Fire up a bowl, numb out, maybe you won’t notice.”
Naturally, the line was already clipped and shared:
Oh boy pic.twitter.com/iAf8IEIG3q
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 27, 2020
The Fox News host also blasted Sanders for his plan to help minority-owned businesses to break into the sale