During his primetime show on Wednesday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson reacted to the news of socialist Senator Bernie Sanders dropping out of the 2020 democratic primary. The Fox News host also talked about the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
“So that’s it for Sanders,” Carlson started while reacting to Sanders dropping out. “He is 78 years old. He will never be the president, but he did leave his mark.”
“For two cycles in a row, Bernie Sanders evoked panic at the highest levels of the DNC,” Carlson continued. “Twice in a row, the Democratic Party leaders managed to crush him in the end, and they did that, despite the fact that Sanders had a large and passionate following, as well as a genuinely populist message. The DNC., meanwhile, is ossified and corrupt and cares not at all about the actual lives of its voters.”
After hammering Sanders for his failed campaign, Carlson turned his sights on Biden.
“All of which means Joe Biden is now the presumptive Democratic nominee,” the Fox News host said. “Nobody really chose Biden for this job. He wound up in it by a series of defaults, and it shows.”
“Ask yourself, is Joe Biden ready to lead this country?” Carlson asked. “Could he find his car in a three-tiered parking garage? Could he navigate a salad bar? And by the way, what exactly is his position on the coronavirus pandemic? Those are the mysteries Democrats now face.”
“Biden has been virtually invisible for the last month. That’s not an accident. Joe Biden on camera means more moments like this:” he said as he played a recent clip of Biden making an incoherent statement.
“We cannot let this — we’ve never allowed any crisis from a Civil War straight through to the pandemic of ’17 — all the way around — ’16,” Biden rambled/
“We have never, never let our democracy sakes second fiddle a way that we can both have a democracy and elections and at the same time, correct the public health,” the former Vice President said.
Carlson continued, “You follow that? “Correct the public health.””
“It is hard to imagine a man like that making it through a presidential debate or even staying awake through the inaugural proceedings,” he slammed.
Read the transcript of the rest of the segment below:
It seems likely that at some point, Democratic leaders will try to find a way to replace Biden before the November election. Andrew Cuomo is the obvious replacement, but there are many others. Whatever happens, it’s worth taking Joe Biden seriously for this moment, now that he is officially, in a sense, the nominee.
Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972. That was the year Richard Nixon opened China to the West. As the threat from China grew larger and more threatening and much more obvious over the decades, Biden seemed to grow more accommodating to the Chinese government.
In 2000, for example, the U.S.-China Trade Relations Act gave China normal trade status. What does that mean? Well, in her book, “China RX,” Rosemary Gibson, who we’ve had on the show, details how that piece of legislation opened the floodgates for Chinese drug imports.
Within three years of the bill passing, America lost its last aspirin factory, its last vitamin C facility, its last penicillin plant. Our ability to make critically vital antibiotics in this country vanished, and that was a serious blow to our national security.
And yet Joe Biden voted for that bill. He went on to oppose amendments to it that would have put pressure on China to release political prisoners and stop forced abortions. Eleven years later in 2011, Biden still didn’t see the threat. In fact, he appeared to welcome it.
That year, he said, “A rising China is a positive development not only for China, but for America.” The day that Biden gave that speech, millions of Americans already lost their jobs. They’ve been shipped overseas to China.
Chinese students were already flooding America’s schools and research labs, crowding out Americans, stealing the data and information. And in the end that would boost the Chinese economy to where it stands today — larger than ours.
It is hard to believe Biden said that, but it wasn’t the only time he did. Here’s Biden last May on the campaign trail.
Biden: China is going to eat our lunch. Come on, man. They’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not a competition for us.
Just two months ago when it was already clear to everyone who was watching that China had lied to the world in ways that hurt the world with a deadly outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, Biden was still flacking for the Chinese government.
Biden: Now, we have right now a crisis with the coronavirus emanating from China. In moments like this, this is where the credibility of a president is most needed, as he explains what we should and should not do.
This is no time for Donald Trump‘s record of hysteria, xenophobia — hysterical xenophobia to — and fear-mongering — to lead the way instead of science.
“Xenophobia.” It seems almost antique. Why? Because in a moment like this, in a moment of national crisis, irrelevant issues tend to recede.
You’ve probably heard a lot less recently about how America is racist, how we need reparations for slavery and non-binary signs at every public men’s room stall. It all seems insultingly frivolous now.
What matters in moments like this are the big things, and at the top of that list is who should lead this world going forward? Should it be the United States or should it be the government of China? Anyone who has trouble answering that question probably won’t be the president.
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