Fox News host Tucker Carlson and a reporter for The Hill unloaded on actress Jennifer Lawrence on Carlson’s show Friday for recently claiming the recent increase in strong hurricanes affecting the United States is a consequence of President Donald Trump being president.
What she said
Lawrence came under fire earlier this week when she claimed in an interview with a British media outlet that powerful hurricanes recently threatening the U.S. are doing so because Trump is in the White House.
“It’s been proven through science that climate change is due to human activity,” Lawrence said, adding that voting is the only way to make a difference on that front. She also said it was “really startling” to see Trump be elected president.
That’s when she made her controversial comment.
“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 said, alluding to Trump’s presidency.
Tucker and Joe
Speaking with The Hill media reporter Joe Concha, Carlson broke down the absurdity of Lawrence’s comments.
Lawrence’s comments have been covered heavily in the right-leaning media, but the mainstream media has stayed away from them. Carlson honed in on that.
“You gotta kinda wonder though about the press coverage here. 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 the press would jump on her. Did they?” Carlson said to Concha.
“I think we have to have empathy for Jennifer Lawrence,” Concha replied sarcastically, before slamming the actress for her out-of-touch comments.
“I’m not a doctor, but since everyone is playing one on TV, let me give you my prognosis on Jennifer Lawrence,” Concha said. “She’s obviously suffering from ‘Trump derangement syndrome.’ Or in this case, it’s an acute strain of ‘ADTS’ and this is a situation where apparently side-effects are/include: blaming a sitting president for hurricanes hitting the U.S. mainland during hurricane season.”
He continued: “I was asked by NPR after the election. I was asked: ‘How do you think Donald Trump won without any celebrity backing?’ … I believe if you look at this situation, Jennifer Lawrence would be exhibit A.”
In the end, Carlson had just one message for Lawrence.
“Being a celebrity is bad for your soul,” he said.