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Fox News host Tucker Carlson is letting the cat out of the bag.
During a segment on his program, Carlson spoke about the flurry of Southwest Airlines cancellations over the past several days.
Carlson celebrated many showing “nonviolent civil disobedience” and blasted Joe Biden for his harsh words about those refusing to comply with mandates.
“Well, speaking of work, Joe Biden showed up at a construction site in Illinois last Thursday to explain what a terrific job he’s been doing. Biden’s poll numbers, you may have noticed, have declined recently, not just by a little bit, but by such a dramatic margin that some prominent Democrats are openly worried about it. The midterms are in a year,” Carlson said.
“So the point of last week’s appearance outside Chicago was to remind all of us in the country that our perceptions of Biden’s performance are silly and baseless. Actually, Joe Biden is a great President. He is totally aware of what’s happening. He is completely on top of things,” Carlson added.
“He knows exactly what he’s doing and he’s got your well-being at heart, not the narrow economic interests of some soulless multinational corporation that hates America and your family. No, you. Because Joe Biden is awesome. And to prove it, Biden talked at length about the COVID vaccine — his greatest achievement, he said. Now, strangely, Biden didn’t say a lot about the vaccine itself. He did note that if you get the shot, you could not spread COVID to other people, and if there were doctors in the audience, they might have been confused because that is ridiculously and provably untrue. Of course, the vaccinated can spread COVID, and they do,” he added.
“But Biden didn’t pause and dwell on the science such as it is. Instead, Biden spent virtually his entire speech attacking any American who hasn’t yet gotten the shot. Now, you’ve heard him say that a lot, but it’s worth taking a closer look at what Joe Biden said last week outside Chicago. Go, look it up for yourself. It’s on the C-SPAN website,” he added.
Carlson then really tore into Biden:
As you watch it, ask yourself, has any President in our history ever talked about millions of American citizens like this? This is the way Presidents talk about foreign enemies or dictators talk about enemies in their midst. It’s not the way American Presidents talk, or ever have — ever, for any reason, under any circumstances. We can’t think of a single example, even during the Civil War.
And yet, according to Joe Biden, unvaccinated Americans are the root of this country’s problems. They’re destroying our economy. They are killing our people. The unvaccinated, Biden said, is solely responsible for the outbreak of the delta variant of COVID, the outbreak that has left tens of thousands of Americans dead.
Biden noted this to the morbidly obese governor of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker, who nodded from behind his mask as if all of this was settled science. And then Joe Biden kept going. The unvaccinated are dangerous, he announced. They are diseased. They’re dirty. They are unpatriotic. They are selfish. They are pathogens in human form. They have caused this deadly virus to quote, “spread to our children, to spread throughout society.”
“These people get no sympathy because they’re barely people. The unvaccinated Biden told us, die their much-deserved deaths, but even as they die, they burden the rest of us. That’s how horrible they are. They’re subhuman. They are wreckers of a nation,” Carlson said.
“We’re not overstating any of this, by the way. Go watch Biden’s speech, it’s online. The question is: Once you’ve identified a diseased fifth column like this within the country that you run, what do you do with them? Biden got to that toward the end of his speech,” he said.
“No American President has ever made a statement like that. Cheering the firing of law-abiding Americans? In the multitudes? But Joe Biden did. He didn’t even pause. He says things like that regularly. Now, that’s fine if you’re on Joe Biden’s side, apparently. But what if Joe Biden was talking about you? What if he was talking about your livelihood, your career, the future of your family? How would you feel? We should consider that because these are Americans he’s talking about,” Carlson said.
Southwest Airlines, you may have read this, one of our biggest carriers all but shut down on Saturday and Sunday. The airline canceled thousands of flights. It threw the nation’s famously efficient system of air travel into total chaos. It’s stranded countless travelers in airports. Again, you saw it on the news.
The question is, how did this happen? Well, the official explanation came right away. It was bad weather on the eastern seaboard. There were thunderstorms. There were also unspecified issues with air traffic control and all of that together forced Southwest Airlines, alone among airlines, to cancel its flights.
That’s what the company, Southwest Airlines, claimed. They claimed that in a statement to us today, a long statement. It’s what many media outlets have repeated uncritically for the past two days.
And yet we can tell you it is untrue. All of that is a lie. It’s not what happened.
“Our hospitals, our schools, our national labs, scientists and researchers at Oak Ridge and Los Alamos, among others. All torn apart by a purge overseen by Susan Rice that has nothing whatsoever to do with public health and everything to do with the accumulation of political power,” Carlson said.
“That is happening right now. Make no mistake, it will continue to happen unless good people work immediately to stop it,” he concluded.