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doing with this series in "the miseducation of america." if you do not have a sub script into fox nation, go to foxnation.com right now or download the app. you know how to get apps. using the promo code "classroom" to get a 90 day free trial, plenty of time to watch what you want totally free for 90 days. i'm pete hegseth. i will see you tomorrow night. tucker carlson of next. ♪ ♪ >> tucker: good evening, and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." joe biden shuffled forth from seclusion this afternoon for a rare solo press conference. you may have seen it. it is about as common as exciton he feel emerging. in fact, according to statistician to keep track of the sort of think of it is only the second since taking office a full year ago. by the end, we were wishing joe biden spoke in less often. the whole thing was awful,
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totally weird and embarrassing, to the hindrance of a country. at one point, biden treated us to a stream of consciousness thoughts about his son's former employer. that would be a small corrupt nation called ukraine. apparently, ukraine's eastern border with russia, unlike say our southern border with mexico, is a sacred boundary, created by god and must be protected at all costs, up to and including american lives. why is that? joe biden didn't say. the whole thing was confusing enough that we are going to spend some time unpacking it at much greater length on tomorrow's show. in the meantime, here's what you should know. you are currently funding a proxy battle in ukraine against a nuclear armed russian military that could very well erupt into a hot war that you know might include you, the united states. with nothing else, biden made that very clear so sleep well tonight. then biden bragged about himself, as he tends to do whenever he is awake. can you think of any other president who has done so much in a year? he asked at one point.
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how do you respond to a question like that? biden didn't wait for the answer. instead, he got mad at a reporter who dared to ask him about covid. watch. >> did you overpromise to the american public what you could achieve in your first year in office, and how do you plan to course correct going forward? >> why are you such an optimist? look, i didn't overpromise. and what i have probably outperformed and anybody thought would happen. >> tucker: i outperformed. well, it's true, actually come outperformed, meaning more americans have died from coronar evil antiscience chito man, which is not easy, you dog-based pony soldier. stick that in your hat and smoke it. it got weirder from there. biden talked about his so-called voting rights legislation which only nazis oppose. without that legislation, the next election will be fraudulent, rig, illegitimate, stolen. see how that works? if you complain about an election after the fact, you are
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insurrectionist. the justice department may indict you force edition! but if you complain about an election ahead of time, then you are a civil rights leader. there is a difference, mr. man. learn it, love it, live it. biden went on to post under his steady wise leadership, people have gotten raises. he did not mention that inflation has eaten those raises. no one in the press corps bothered to ask. some americans are "frustrated and petite," but that is not his fault. it is covid's fault, a disease created by unvaccinated trump voters and not created by his family's longtime patrons and the government of china. they had nothing to do with it. you did it. in any case, the solution, biden explained, is more testing and more shots. that is why he plans to end a covid test to every american household and force every last hold out to get the vax. >> when people, the hospitalizations are overrunning
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hospitals, and you have docs and nurses out because they have covid. we put thousands of people back in those hospitals. look at all the military personnel we have there. first responders. nobody is ever organized, nobody has ever organized a strategic operation to get as many shots in arms by opening clinics and keeping -- being able to get so many people vaccinated. what i am doing now is not just getting significant amounts of vaccines to the rest of the world, but now need -- and how they get the shots in arms. we are providing them the know-how to do that. >> tucker: how many prepositions were slaughtered in those paragraphs you just heard? we lost count. but here's the headline: you've never heard a president brag about this, "we put soldiers in the hospitals," biden said. that is a win. next time you get a prostate exam, rest easy, men with guns or they, no reason to be afraid.
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biden was not stopping without a compliment. there's more to do. joe biden's will is to vaccinate all 8 billion people in the world by force if necessary and we may need soldiers for that, too. >> i would hope that what happens is the rest of the world does what i am doing and provides significant amounts of the vaccine to the rest of the world. because it is not sufficient if we just have this country not have the virus or be able to control the virus, but that we can't build a wall high enough to keep a new variant out, so it requires one of the things that i want to do and we are contemplating figuring out how to do, we are contemplating how to get done, and that is how do we move in the direction where the wall itself is vaccinated? >> tucker: the whole world. those damn africans better start taking their shots because walls don't work. you build a bigger wall they just build a bigger virus.
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that is with the president thinks. if you take three steps back, it is kind of amusing and a sad way. here you have daft joe biden still yammering on about vaccines, get your third shot on the hot dogs for you, that is in order! actually, he has been an excursion in delaware and the rest of the world has moved beyond, nobody is listening to joe biden anymore. he is week. he commands no respect. the world longer cares what he says. just hours before biden spoke today, starbucks, the left-wing coffee chain, under usual circumstances worship still joe biden and his party, announced its 200 employees andd a lender have to get to be 23. mandatory at starbucks, not anymore, they're dropping that requirement to be got a big change. this is direct contradiction to biden's will honor. just weeks ago, biden warned of a winter only for the unvaccinated. at starbucks, the unfaxed priest is still pouring lattes and getting back to work.
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they have decided the senile mannequin in the white house knows less about covid than they do and they may be onto something. meanwhile, in israel, probably the most vaccinated country in the world, scientists just contradicted everything the administration has been telling us for a full year about faxing passports and natural immunity. so a study in israel which no one has yet to announce as misinformation, found that four vaccine shots do not work as well against omicron as natural immunity does. and one of israel's top vaccine experts admitted natural immunity in general is highly effective. watch this. >> a view now of the view that vaccine passports should be phased out because there are no longer relevant in the omicron era? >> i tend to think so. even if the omicron is causing a lot of breakthrough -- not breakthrough infection but reinfection, people who are vaccinated, secondary infection, we have to take into account
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that is still the virus is better at immunizing than the vaccine. >> tucker: better pull that man off twitter, what does he know? that is the head of immunology at a university and member of the advisory committee for vaccines for the israeli government and obviously thought criminal. what did he do? he looked at the data and concluded that a scientist have made major mistake. "the virus is better at immunizing them the vaccine." oh, where have you heard that? well, we have known that for more than a year. our own cdc found that natural immunity provided more protection against dealt outcome of that variant of covid, then vaccination did. for the professor on to apologize for the biggest mistake of the pandemic: shutting down schools and forcing them to stay home. no scientific basis, it was all teachers union wanting more time off. omicron, the professor said, will turn this and pandemic into
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the endemic phase. like the flu, widespread illness, everybody gets it, if you badly hurt by it, and proceed accordingly. that has been pretty obvious. he would never know it from listening to joe biden today. great britain, which has been almost hysterical in the face of covid, has come to the same conclusion. so today, as joe biden pushed everyone to take a third covid shot, calling it the optimal protection you can have except for natural immunity which is much more effective, as he was saying that, and being ignored, boris johnson, the prime minister of great britain, announced an end to all mandates and all lockdowns in great britain, including schools. here is part of it. >> our scientists believe it is likely that the omicron wave has now peaked nationally. from now on, the government is no longer asking people to work from home. and people should speak to their employers about arrangements for returning to the obvious and having looked at the data, the cabinet concluded, the once
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regulations lapse, the government will no longer mandate the wearing of face masks anywhere. [applause] >> tucker: so the united states use to lead the world, particularly in the field of science. modern science was essentially invented here. it was certainly perfected here. now, the united states follows the world. much smaller countries, a rhetorical closest allies, in fact, countries that took covid at least as seriously as we did, have decided what we have done the last two years doesn'td they are changing their policies and freeing their population from the yoke of this insanity. all of that was happening at the very moment biden was preparing for his big solo press conference, but apparently nobody told him what was happening. our two druggist allies were doing this and he didn't know. at the same moment that boris johnson declared masks don't work, joe biden said he was going to send masks to american citizens everyone in america can be safe for a day.
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it is lunacy. it is depressing to watch and has massive implications. again, this is not global leadership, it is the opposite. this is what it looks like when you are a global laughingstock. even biden's aides know it. watch biden's own covid advisor admit masks don't stop transmission. >> we know today many of the face cloth coverings people wear are not very effective in reducing any of the virus movement in or out, either you are breathing out or you are breathing in, and in fact if you are in the upper midwest right now, anybody who is wearing their face cloth covering can tell you they can smell all the smoke that we are still getting. >> tucker: okay, so that was in august, almost half a year ago. a few months later, in december, last month, cnn's resident doctor admitted it is true, asks are useless, they have always been useless. >> cloth masks are not appropriate for this pandemic. it is not appropriate for omicron. it was not appropriate for delta, or any of the previous variants, either.
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>> tucker: and yet, joe biden is bragging that he is sending every american a mask. so every american can be safe for one day. this is pathetic. why are they doing this? it's a question worth asking, especially since joe biden knows that masks don't work, it is what he takes his mask off when it irritates him. here he was just a few days ago. >> what we have been able to do -- looks stupid -- been able to generate significant federal health. >> tucker: so joe biden knows masks don't work. cnn knows masks don't work. joe biden's covid advisor's nose masks don't work. the country of great britain has admitted that in public. with that in mind, here's what the biden administration has been saying about masks for the last two months. watch the lies. >> masking, masking. masking is an important tool to control the spread of covid-19. and when you are indoors at
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public places, you should wear the mask spirit >> the cdc continues to recommend that any mask is better than no mask, ano encourage all americans to wear a well fitting mask to protect themselves. >> we want to make sure people keep their masks on. the idea of taking mask off, in my mind, is really not something we should even be considering. >> tucker: they act like there is no cost to covering your face. but the truth is, human beings need to see one another's faces. it is not optional. we pretend that it is. any society that ignores natural imperatives, things as basic as seeing other people's faces, will destroy itself and the people who live within it. everyone knows that. what you just saw is not science. it is mental illness. joe biden apparently doesn't know that, and that is why even starbucks no longer listens to him. matt walsh as host of the mat will show and he joins us. thank you for coming on.
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to criticize, the present of the night states, even some he did not in vote for, i just want to preface by saying it is sad to watch this because you want your leader to be strong even if you don't agree with him, if he is weak. but how long, my question to you, can this pretense continue, knows what he is doing and we should follow his command? >> i think the pretense was over the first day he took office. this is a consequence of electing or having a multi-cantaloupe as president of the united states and it creates this kind of perfect storm that turns us into the most out of touch presidential administration in american history because on one hand you have president with literal dementia lost his mind, and before he lost his mind, he still did not really have one. he was a man of no will of his own, no value system, just always triangulating, and then he lost his mind. and on top of that, we have his handlers, the administration itself, people calling the shots, who hate the american people, don't care about our
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problems, and that is why they sent this doddering old fool, and while most of us are worried about inflation and gas prices, they sent her down to georgia to rant about the fact we don't need voting rights when we already have them and call most of us racist. this is the situation we are facing and i think it raises a question when it comes to covid and the policies around covid. a sickly, there are two ways of looking at it. either of these are failed policies and they are sticking with them because they don't want to be embarrassed and they can't admit they were wrong, or the policies have not failed at all, and in fact, this is the effect they were supposed to have. this is all about them gaining power. it is about reordering society. it is about destabilizing institutions. and so, either way you look at it is certainly not good. >> tucker: democracies are voluntary arrangements, you consent to be governed, you cannot govern without the consent, and if people decide they don't consent anymore, they are not going along with it, you
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know, you could get some real destabilization. do they not get that? >> well, i think that they just don't care. the problem is, when you have people leading a country or a city or any -- any institution, they hate the people they are leading, i think this is what you end up with. look at all of the cities that are falling apart across the country, led by people who do not like the people that they are leading. this is the logical consequence of that, i think in part. >> tucker: amazing. matt walsh, thank you so much. great to see you tonight. >> appreciate it, thank you. >> tucker: by the way, joe biden went on interminably for nearly two hours, don't mean to mock him, as you get older you talk too much, we are familiar with that, that is still a long time. we will tell you more about what he said in just a minute, but first, the virginia association of pediatrics says children should keep wearing masks forever in defiance of the new governor's executive order. why is that?
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they didn't explain. just showed. beleaguered doctors. shut up. meanwhile, the biden administration is about to deploy 400 million masks to the public, threatening to withhold covid relief money from the state of arizona because it is not fully on board with the mask policies. the surgeon general of the state of florida, he has been one of the clearest voices of covid policy in the last several months and we are happy to have him join us. doctor, thanks so much for coming on. it doesn't seem -- based on what happened in great britain today, all of the science accumulated that any of these orders are rooted in data. >> thank you for having me on, tucker. i totally agree. we have entered this -- it is just a very bizarre period we are in, where people are just willfully denying data. i don't know how anyone at this point in the pandemic, having seen country after country, including this country, and state after state essentially
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have similar surges throughout this pandemic, regardless of whether they have mask mandates, whether they force the kids to mask in school, whether they adopt the vaccine passports, there is really no substantial difference. so, you know, i feel that so many leaders right now are essentially data deniers. i mean, it is right there in front of you. >> tucker: we have quite a bit of research spanning decades that children develop very heavily based on the facial cues of the adults in their world and on the facial cues of their peers, so if you don't let 5-year-olds see other people's faces for two years, what do you do to their brain? >> you know, tucker, you are totally sharing, you know, one of the saddest parts of this pandemic, in terms of how policy at the national level, including with people like dr. fauci, they basically dehumanized the u.s.
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population, the people that live in this country, and instead of being individuals, children, you know, doing the things that make children wonderful, right, playing, being a worry free expressing themselves, they sort of put them in this box where they are spreaders of viruses and they have to have their faces covered despite how unnatural that is without really any high-quality data showing any benefit and lots of of data and parental intuition suggesting harm, and tremendous harm. you know, it is completely unnatural. >> tucker: i think the word dehumanized is the perfect word to use and i am really glad you used it. i'm going to use it henceforth. doctor, thanks so much for joining us tonight. dr. joseph with apple, surgeon general of florida. there is a lot more from joe biden's two hour long press conference. it wasn't just him rambling about corona. we will tell you what else he
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said. our friend will cain joins us next. ♪ ♪
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two hours, and of course it was not all about covid, it wasn't about anything that actually mattered, no questions on crime or immigration, murder rates up dramatically, they something bordering with millions of foreign nationals whose names we don't know streaming in, but don't ask, and nobody did. but biden did have the chance and certainly the time to make claims about his first year in office. it was very, very strange. here is a selection. >> in fact, my plan cuts the deficit, boost the economy by getting more people into the workforce, and so i don't think i have over promised at all and i'm going to stay on this track. very few schools are closing. over 95% are still open. no matter how hard they make it for minorities to vote, standing in line and defy the attempt to keep them from being able to vote. let me get something straight here. how long are you guys ready to
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go? you want to go for another hour or two? putin has a stark choice, diplomacy or confrontation of consequences. i'm not so sure he has certain what he is going to do. i guess he has to do something. i think report card looks pretty good. >> tucker: made kind of a quick back of the envelope list here. my plan cuts the deficit. by spending trillions more, that will work. very few schools are closed just happens to be your kids schools and your sister's kids schools t everyone you know. but most schools are not closed, very few in fact. no matter how hard they try to make it for minorities to vote. that is the one that sticks out, being completely false, but also utterly divisive. some percentage of people are going to believe that. you think that your government is making it harder for you to exercise your franchise because of your skin color, if you want
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to do increase hatred and division that is exactly what you would say and that is what he said. will cain is the cohost of fox and "fox & friends" weekend. we should say -- he is a lawyer, a smart person, and we are always happy to have him. what did you make of this? >> you know, i think that selection of clips you played you could not find if you try your hardest one single truth. every bit of it from start to finish, a lie. the midterm report will not be good. he noticed that. i believe that he knows that. i think that he knows that. not single -- not one single minority voter, and i think i know them trick here. not one single minority voter will be disenfranchised by pushback on the voting rights bill. and joe biden i believe knows these are lies. cooler people, younger people than me call it gaslighting, naval geezers like me call it a pseudo-reality, whatever it may be, it is lie from start to finish. you laid out well in your first
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segment, we have been pumped full of fear and lies over covid for well over a year at this point, but not limited to covid. when it comes to race, i find it difficult to be lectured to by a guy who eulogized a kkk member. if i think voter i.d. is an important element to voting, somehow that makes me a racist. i have a trouble believing that every time someone goes in for ten cc racist everywhere around him that he is operating in goodwill. rudely interrupting his nap. reality is rudely interrupting his pseudo-reality, his gaslighting, his lies. >> tucker: i think that is very nicely put. it's just so striking, if it is racist to ask people to show a driver's license in order to vote, why is it not racist to ask for a vax card to prove their medical history before going to dinner or stay in a hotel? i don't understand.
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>> i don't either. and i don't know that in a two hour press conference he would have been able to field that scripted question. or if he had already made an answer for that question. hey, tucker, i will say this. i made this point today on "the will cain podcast," and it can sound so partisan and hyperbolic, but i do believe it is true: i think joe biden is the worst president of my lifetime, and possibly after his first year in office in the running for forced president in american history. and it is not because of the incompetence, not because of the mistakes, and there's plenty of all of that. it is because his knee-jerk, instinct reaction to whatever he finds or encounters any type of pushback is to divide us on race. is to create an attempt to create an underclass of people to blame for our problems called the unvaccinated, and it is to openly call for the silencing of people disagree with him. he has openly asked for censorship. that is what makes him uniquely the worst president of my lifetime. >> tucker: i completely agree.
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he stole the crown from barack obama, who did warn us that the guy was a record or, if you want to wreck something, higher joe biden. think that is paraphrasing what obama said, he was absently right. worse than obama. will cain, thank you for that. great to see you. >> thank you. good to see you. >> tucker: so one of the reasons it's interesting to go to other countries as you can see not other people do things the way we do. in most ways we do things better because we are american are the best. there are also countries from which we can learn. hungry is one of them, one of the only places that defends its order and tax its citizens. we went to hungary recently to see what they were doing. we can show you part of what we found there in a documentary on it. these pictures are live from capitol hill. the senate is currently debating the so-called voting rights bill, something we have long had. really it is a bill to allow people to commit voter fraud. anyway, the bill could occur later this evening.
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we will be monitoring it and tell you what we hear. we will be right back. ♪ ♪
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>> tucker: next week we will return to the topic of hungary, small country in central europe that has a lot of lessons for us. you can run your country for the benefit of the people who live there. doesn't mean you have to hate other countries. strike some kind of bellicose posture or pick fights and attack anybody. you know, job if you run a country is to run it for the benefit of your citizens. that is what democracy is. we have made a documentary on hungary, the final episode of season 1 of "tucker carlson originals," called "hungary versus soros: the fight for civilization" because it is nothing less than that, sign up to stream it on tuckercarlson.com. here is a look. >> hungary is not the richest country in the world, not even the richest country in central europe, and somehow they managed to build a border wall in about 20 minutes. >> well, they are serious about
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the border. it is not a high tech border wall, it is a double fence with a road in the middle but the difference is there willing to protect it. their border, they are a country. >> from january, 50,000 people tried to breach the territory of the european union, but all of them were stopped by the fence. >> all of them? you don't think any made it? >> no. not at all. >> pretty great. >> 100% secure. ♪ ♪ >> tucker: it's out next week. peter c ardo is the foreign minister of hungary and joins us tonight. i know you are a diplomat, you speak diplomatically, as you should. but i have to ask, hungary's example in the way it controls its borders at very low cost, very straightforward policies, that are effective, why do you suppose other countries have not
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learned that very simple lesson? >> >> first of all, i have to reject the introduction. i have never been a diplomat. i happen to be their boss but i have always been a politician, so very easy for me to speak honestly. not diplomatically. thank you very much for the invitation -- >> tucker: of course. >> i have to express my appreciation to you to show the reality about hungary. that is very, very rare. we are usually faced by the lies and the fake news produced by the international liberal mainstream, and your interview, your report about hungary is something, brings fresh air to us. regarding your question, i can tell you, whenever we have meetings of the foreign minister's in the european union, never we discussed border protection and migration, security related issues, the foreign minister is
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usually send text messages to me during the debate that i am doing good and keep on doing that and say those things, and that i ask them at the end of the debates, my dear friends, why didn't you contribute also? and they say look, you know, back at home, there are ngos, liberal media, pressure, so on and so forth. the reason i think others cannot implement an honest policy on migration is they feel themselves under pressure by international liberal mainstream media, ngos, and political. we have a super majority in the parliament, so we have the luxury to say what we think and act accordingly. >> tucker: what's interesting is that behavior is such a threat to our foreign policy establishment, hysterical with lifelong history of failure, people who really support for inventors that hurt our country
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hate hungry and refer to it reflexively as a dictatorship, which obviously it is not, it's a democracy, why do you think it is so threatening to them, this nation of 10 million people in central europe? >> look, i think why they hate us is that we are conducting a patriotic, christian-based policy. the target of ours is to reach -- or to fulfill the notch national interest. we are conservative, and in the meantime, we are successful. so basically, our existence is a danger for them because what they say is that the only way to have a progressive, successful political system is that you have to be extremely liberal, and our existence makes it very clear that no, this is not the only way to be progressive, to
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be successful, to fulfill the interest of, but our way, the conservative, patriotic, christian, democratic way, respecting our history and really just heritage, respecting our value like family. this brings success also. the reason they want us to be beaten on the next election is basically one of the last successful conservative governments would be kicked out from power and they could speak about the fact, oh, liberal mainstream is the only successful ideology in the world. >> tucker: they see you as a much bigger threat than china, which just tells you everything. they're going to try to interfere in your election, as you well know. good luck. peter szijjarto, the foreign minister of the nation of hungary. thanks. >> thank you so much. >> tucker: we complain a lot about the cable news network cnn! we too rarely take time to be
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deeply amused by their total lack of self-awareness. they are too dumb to be threatened. don lemon would like to remind you of that, and to remind you we need to act for the greater good. that is what don lemon says. we have the tape straight ahead. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> tucker: cnn announced this week they're hiring a team of reporter to cover the misinformation beat. and that sounds kind of ominous and before you get upset and just dismiss it as a new way to lie which is of course what it is, consider the hilarious irony here, the russia collusion network is now in search of misinformation! and that points out really the deepest truth about cnn, is this is a television channel that has no sense of self-awareness whatsoever. and that makes it kind of hilarious. on tuesday, for example, cnn interviewed the former head of planned parenthood to declare that we have failed the children. >> we have failed our children throughout this entire pandemic, we have not prioritized our kids, and now we are seeing the effect, we are seeing the mental
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health impact, as you mentioned, but we are also seeing the impact on nutrition and physical activity. these studies are also showing school lockdown have an impact on increasing childhood obesity, diabetes and heart disease later on in life, as well. >> tucker: this is a lady whose job it was to make sure kids weren't born lecturing us about the children. we have failed the children! no, our children are fine. [laughs] people who took your advice are not doing well. and then there is don lemon. we don't mean to single out mr. lemon, we find him hilarious and he is invited to our christmas party this year. we hope you will come, you will love it. let's be honest. this is a man who has spent more than 50 years living entirely for himself and that is fine, we are not judging, but now he is telling the rest of us that we should consider the common good. >> we have to start doing things for the greater good of society, and not for idiots who think they can do their own research or that they are above the law and they can break the rules.
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>> tucker: [laughs] mr. don lemon. the face of altruism. [laughs] it's too great. we just told you about a really cool conversation we had with a really cool man, travis tritt, the country music star, on "tucker carlson today." we ask him about one of the greatest people ever, johnny cash. listen to the advice johnny cash gave a young travis tritt. ♪ ♪ wrong >> called me and said hey, johnny cash is over on my bus ce he wants to meet you. >> no way! >> that's what i said, no way. >> you are lurching at a store just a few years -- >> just a few years before that. >> that's incredible. >> i'm sitting there with him and he was just so nice. and so we are talking, and out
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of the blue, i don't know what gave me the courage to say it, but i looked at john and he said, "don't call me john, call me jr. all my friends call me jr." and i said "okay, jr." i said, "let me ask you something. i saw you do something last night that was absolutely amazing." and i told him the story of what i had seen, about how all these people had just known he was in the room, and i said, "how do you do that?" and john was the kind of person, if you embarrassed him or if -- he would get real humble on you, you know? head down. you know, if there was a rock on the ground, he would kick it, you know, that kind of thing. and i said, "no, jr, i'm serious." and when i said that, his eyes came up and met mine and he said, "there is a little thing in our industry that has been forgotten. it's called mystique." he said, "don't ever wear out
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you're welcome. don't ever forget where you came from. and always be humble, always be kind to people, but always keep a little something back that you don't show everybody." >> tucker: that interview went very long because it was great and fun. we split it into two parts. part two is on fox nation, get appropriate tuckercarlson.com. so the biden administration woke up this morning and looked around and said we don't have enough empty grocery store selves. we have too much stuff for sale. we need to really get serious about making a supply chain crisis worse, so they decided to crush the trucking industry. we will tell you next what is going to happen. ♪ ♪
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>> tucker: so it turns out that the biden administration's vaccine mandates have caused massive trucker shortages. what is a trucker? that is the guy who brings you
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your food every day. truckers do something useful for a living and that way they are very different from say diversity consultants or private equity executives. so the trucking shortages are at a historic high. we are short more than 80,000 truckers. trucking instructors are having trouble. >> for 18-year-old cecelia contreras, she dreamed of taking a big step in getting behind the wheel. of a semitruck. which came true after her high school offered a unique educational program: geared towards truck driving. speak all the truck drivers are leaving and the class is not looking to be a truck driver, they are not introduced. >> tucker: so if you have a whole economy based on ordering stuff from far away where houses over the internet and hoping it gets to you, you kind of need truckers. so if your administration's discouraging people people from being truckers, you are going to have a massive crisis, which is what we are facing. edgar knows a lot about it,
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newly elected and a longtime truck driver. senator, great to see you tonight. thanks so much for coming on. you know a lot about this topic, and a lot of people don't know enough about this topic. how concerned are you by this trucker shortage? >> well, same as everybody. i go shopping just like you do, and not finding things in the store is a problem. it's also a problem that is not just affecting the truckers. >> tucker: it's certainly not. it is up and down the chain. of course, there are a lot of different problems, but this is certainly one of them, it's an easy one to understand. if you are the white house, why would you want to make it worse? >> well, i can't explain why they want to make it worse but i find it to be an ill thought policy. it is causing the crisis that we have. you are telling people that they
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must get a vaccination and don't allow them to make that choice, you are going to force people to make a choice. >> tucker: right, sitting alone in their trucks, a danger to the public. so in canada, and this also happened in france, when you mess with truckers, they tend to park their trucks in the middle of the highway. do you think we will see any protests like that here? >> oh, i would hope so, to be honest with you, because i think protests are going to help. >> tucker: yeah. >> it's going to make people take notice. you know, they put their foot down and say "we are not going to take this." >> tucker: yeah. they have a lot more power maybe then biden does. thanks for joining us tonight. a quick fox news alert: senate vote in progress. kevin corke here to explain. >> hey there, tucker. the democrats don't have the votes as you know to end the filibuster as it currently stands, 60 votes. however, they are going to move ahead tonight and try to push an
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ultimate vote on that. him there had a debate just about -- over the past couple of hours, with a discussion of whether or not they could end the debate itself about moving forward with a vote on the filibuster. yes, and we also know it is not going to pass ultimately, tucker. >> tucker: no, it's not. kyrsten sinema, a hero, suddenly come in the minds of many. the great kevin corke. x for that. great to see you. sean hannity takes over now. >> sean: thank you, tucker, and welcome to "hannity." after days and days and days of resting, studying, prepping, joe biden finally trotted out to the podium for just his second solo press conference ever as president, and as expected, it did not go well at all. in fact, it was the longest, frankly most painful, even embarrassing presser i have ever witnessed. no doubt he still has lucid moments here and there, but more often than not, joe is clearly lost, he is confused, especially off prompter. frankly, no one in the world is watching the spear to be honest,

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