Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino blasted critics who he said labeled him a racist for previously condemning looters in Florida.
"Apparently... discussing looting now makes you a racist," he said.
Bongino, who lives in Florida, said those who are burglarizing stores during Hurricane Irma are "hack, phony frauds who have no lives."
He said the political left makes excuses for looters during natural disasters because their livelihoods are "based off clickbait."
Bongino said that, if people can market their side of an issue by declaring the other side racist, "some idiot is going to click on [their] article."
He said that the left and some in the media speak as if they understand the looters because it is a way to blame capitalism for something.
Paraphrasing scholar Thomas Sowell, Bongino said sympathizers see it as "not the criminals fault - it's society's fault. If we were a little more socialist and Communist, or better planners, we wouldn't have this problem."
Tucker Carlson pointed out that the widely-circulated news camera video of looters in Fort Lauderdale was not an example of "mothers taking diapers," but young men with new cars, clad in gold chains, who were stealing sneakers.