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Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden over his mask mandate and accused Democrats of using the coronavirus pandemic as a “political weapon.”
Carlson coupled his criticism of Biden’s “power and coercion” tactics on Friday with his assessment of the Democratic Party which he blasted for politicizing the virus outbreak in order to win the election in November, all at a serious cost to Americans and the future of the country.
(Source: Fox News)
“Joe Biden has not waded too deeply into questions of public policy,” the host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” said at the start of his show Friday.
“Whatever else Biden may be doing … it’s fair to say that he is not running a campaign about ideas. But Biden has made at least one campaign promise so far. He has pledged, if elected, he will force you to wear a mask when you go outside,” Carlson continued, reacting to comments made by Biden.
In a speech along with his newly-named running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, Biden suggested an eyebrow-raising proposal to impose a national mask mandate on Americans for the next three months as a deterrent against the coronavirus pandemic.
“Biden didn’t specify which epidemiological studies would justify a law like that,” Carlson said.
“That’s probably because there aren’t any, not a single one. But whatever, Biden’s never been much of a science guy, he’s a lifelong politician. His specialty is not public health, his specialty is power and coercion, so he does what he knows,” he added.
“Biden instead demands you forget about your so-called rights as an American and obey his orders, no questions allowed. Otherwise, you’re unpatriotic,” Carlson continued, pointing to the proposal and Biden’s remarks as yet another example of how Democrats “have decided to use our public health emergency as a political weapon to win the election.”
“Terrified, unhappy populations want change, and that’s welcome news to the party trying to take power. That’s why they are doing it,” he told Fox News viewers.
Playing into the agenda have been Democratic governors who have kept their citizens in a perpetual state of unease and fear while controlling their lives and livelihoods. Carlson contended that the cost to Americans is “profound.”
“Thanks to restrictions that are rooted in politics rather than science, children cannot go to school or play with their friends, parents can’t go to work, people can’t get married or attend funerals,” he said.
“Human contact has been drastically curtailed,” Carlson added. “These are not small things. They are essential human needs. Without them, we can’t live.”
He noted how the country has “become sadder and more isolated” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns intended to protect them. Pointing to the “massive and terrifying” increase in the number of young adults who have considered suicide as a result of the emotional toll, the Fox News host also highlighted how anxiety and depression have pushed many Americans “into a spiral from which they will not escape.”
“They’re depressed because they’re cut off from one another. They’re depressed because their lives are moving backwards,” he said.
Carlson also took a shot at infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, saying he is “just another oily politician on an ego trip, just like the rest of them.”
“Man of science. What a buffoon. But Fauci isn’t suffering during the lockdown, he’s loving it. Tony Fauci’s enjoying the hell out of himself,” Carlson said.
The White House’s top US infectious-diseases expert had responded to recent criticism of him by Carlson during a live-streamed interview Friday.
“I’m not concerned about what he says,” Fauci told the Washington Post. “It’s a little bit — I think you could say that when he does that, it triggers some of the crazies in society to start threatening me, actually threatening, which actually happens.”
Carlson went on in his monologue to expose the double standards Democrats employ, clamping down on the freedoms of Americans while celebrating left-wing riots and so-called protests in the name of social justice.
He concluded by slamming Biden and Democrats for proving they apparently think America “is not shut down enough.”
“People might be tempted to go to Church, or have dinner with their friends or work for a living. Kids could wind up in school and learn things that haven’t been pre-screened by Google. Somewhere a young couple might decide to take a walk through the woods without masks to enjoy nature and fresh air,” he argued.
“And if things like that continue,” Carlson said, “happiness might return to America. We can’t have that – not until people learn how to vote correctly.”