Tucker Carlson rips 'woke' United Airlines for pilot diversity pledge and says 'race & gender are literally irrelevant'

TUCKER Carlson has ripped into United Airlines for announcing their new "diversity" policy tonight.

The Fox News host turned his attention to the airline after the company announced that 50percent of its pilots will be women or people of color on Wednesday night.

"OK, but why exactly should we care about those numbers? An airline pilots job is to land the plane safely," Carlson said, adding that a pilots only job was "not killing people."

HIs comments came after United Airlines announced on Tuesday that "our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people on board our planes every day."

"That’s why we plan for 50[percent] of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color," the airline tweeted.

But Carlson noted that as a passenger, he doesn't care if the pilot was a "black women, a Malaysian muslim or white a man from Alabama" so long as they were the best person for the job.

The TV pundit said being the most talented, safety-conscious pilot should be "the only standard that matters."

Carlson described the company's announcement as a "racial attack" and claimed that the "logic of identity politics" was a "diseased way of thinking."

He said "action provokes a reaction" and warned that the "woke" brigade continued to attack people for qualities they can't control, it would "radicalize" them.

He said this could result in a country of "warring tribes fighting each other for the spoils" and pointed out: "How long until you get white identity politics?"

"How does that make us safer? It divides and endangers us," Carlson said about the United announcement.

He pointed out that lawmakers' favored private plane company is solely focussed on safety rather than diversity as he slammed the "incurable brain disease called wokeness."

Carlson then suggested that the NBA should address their racial and gender disparities and hire more women, white, and Asian people.

Later in the show, Carlson also discussed Arkansas' Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson vetoing the bill on transgender treatment and accused him of not doing his research on the matter.

Next, author Mark Steyn joined Carlson to condemn Lieutenant Governor of Virginia candidate Justin Fairfax claiming he was "treated like George Floyd" by former governor Terry McAuliffe.

When Fairfax was accused of sexual assault in 2019, McAuliffe called for his resignation.

Steyn pointed out that, unlike Emmet Till and Floyd, Fairfax was alive and never assaulted by the then-governor.

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