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help turn the stress life into your best life live like a stress baller with stressballs thank you, everybody. see you tomorrow. ♪ >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." big news in the political world> hours ago, joe biden's handlers announced they selectedbi senator kamala harris of california to run as joe biden's vice president. we didn't see it coming. just last night on the show, we told you susan rice will likely to get the job. rice is a hardened partisan, but she's not stupid. has to the point, rice sincere beliefs, whether you like them or not. kamala harris is the opposite of that. harris may be the single most transactional human being in america. there are time-share salesmen you would trust more thantr kamala harris. you could find payday lenders
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who are more sincere. so it seemed inconceivable that given his current state joe biden would choose someone so transparently one-dimensional as kamala harris. someone is he is. it would be the first entirely hollow presidential ticket in american history and we thought it would never happen. but they are doing it anyway. biden-harris, that's what they are going with. the choice tells you a lot about the current state of the democratic party. america is still technically a democracy yet either biden nor harris has ever been popular with actual voters. this is joe biden's third run for president. the first two attempts ended in embarrassing disasters. the third was headed at high speed in that direction and then a series of unforeseen flukes in a highly crowded primary field. the last in the race. he was clearly shocked by his own victory. on election night, the night he clinched the nomination in march,h, biden was so rattled he mistook his sister for his wife during the acceptance speech.
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at the time, joe biden's relative unpopularity seemed like aro major problem for democrats. this is politics, after all. people who tend to have the most support tend to win. so if you're choosing a presidential nominee, you think you'd want someone with built-in constituency, a base of passionate voters you can count on election day. as it turns out, that's the last thing leaders of the modern democratic party wanted. they already had a candidate like that and his name was bernie sanders. they did everything they could to stop him. no. what they wanted instead was someone they could control, and joe biden fit that discretion perfectly. biden was eager, malleable, and totally blank. he was willing to be whatever his handlers wanted him to be. kamala harris will be every bit as eager, and that's the point. if biden and harris doesn't maka sense to you, it's only because you are not cynical enough. harris clearly wasn't picked for her personal charm.
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more than 30 years ago, she dated a man called willie brown, who was later the mayor of san francisco. she was 29 years old and brown was 60 and still married. brown launched harris' political he knows her very well. last week brown probably urged joe biden not to pick kamala harris as his running mate. it turns out willie brown's opinion no longer matters in the democratic jeff bezos's opinion matters, so do the opinions of his fellow bay area tech titans and the finance moguls in new york. these are the people who bankroll the democratic party. they are the economic engine of the left, and they love kamala harris. not personally. it's business. their main interest is in keeping the governmentpe carve outs that made them rich. they know the last thing kamala harris will do is threaten any of those. never under any circumstances. one thing you can be certain of in a biden-harris administration, private equity barons will still pay half the tax rate you pay. that's the real point. voters may not like kamala harris, but wall street
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does. just in case you're wondering who's actually in charge. and yet still, even politicians have souls, technically anyway. how could joe biden pick a running mate who once publicly denounced him as racist? you remember the moment. it was in the debate last summer. >> i'm going to direct this to vice president biden. i do not believe you are a racist. but you also worked with them to oppose busing. and there was a little girl in california who was part of the second class to integrate her public school, and she was bused to school every day. and that little girl was me. >> tucker: i do not believetl you are a racist. i do not believe you beat your wife. right. kamala harris, civil rights icon. actually harris grew up mostly in canada, and in any case forced busing was a disaster from the beginning to the end. nobody liked it, including black
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families. joe biden may be a bigot but it's not because he opposed forced busing. apparently he has forgiven harris for that slur. maybe he doesn't member it. even a dimming 77-year-old must have some memory of what harris once said about his purported sex crimes.ha just last year, several women came forward to say joe biden had touched them in sexually aggressive ways on and off camera. kamala harris wholeheartedly endorsed their claims. "i believe them and i respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it." wait, what? you believe that joe biden c sexually assaulted a number of women, sexually assaulted them. but you're joining his presidential ticket anyway? how does that work exactly? how can you do that? as it turns out, she can do it happily, shamelessly without even taking a breath. just tell kamala harris what to say and she will say it. that's the whole point of kamala harris. it's why she's so useful. for the next several months
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harris is going to say that donald trump is a racist. she will say that every day until november. that's her job now. you watch. but keep in mind as you watch there's no fighting back. it's not allowed. kamala harris is a "historic" candidatee and that means you have no right to criticize her regardless of what she says. they are already telling you that. they are making it clear. last week a group of abortion lobbyists sent a letter to media organizations around the country about biden's upcoming vp pick.d it was addressed to editors, news directors, reporters. the choicece of the vice presidential candidate was most certain to be a black woman, they said. they were right and they wanted to warn reporters that in the wake off george floyd's death any critical coverage of joe biden's vp pick would amount to "systemic racism." that wasn't guidance. it was an unveiled they made it because they knew it would work, and in fact it's already working. immediately after harris was
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chosen today "the new york times" sent out a bulletin describing her as "a pragmatic moderate." got that? a pragmatic moderate, not a cookie ideologue, not a flaky liberal from san francisco. no. instead someone who wants to solvee america's toughest problems. solve them without regard to orthodoxy or partisanship. a sober, steady leader in troubled times. actually it might be nice to have someone like that. but that's not kamala harris not even close. harris has endorsed forcing schools to let biological males play on girls' athletic teams. it's not a majority position.nd it's not, but it's not as crazy as federally subsidized abortions for biological men.. harris is for that too. men can't get pregnant so how do we pay for their abortions? harris never explained it and at this point it would be systemically racist to ask, so no one will ever ask. shut up. no questions allowed. meanwhile, there is not a fashionable rich lady position
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that kamala harris doesn't have. e plastic straws are bad. red meat is worse.n if there was a bill to make soulcycle mandatory kamala harris would get behind it. >> do you ban plastic straws? >> i think you should, yeah. >> would you support changing the dietary guidelines? the food pyramid? >> yes. >> reduce red meat. >> yes, i >> tucker: so now you know kamala harris's position on the all-important fda food pyramid. she has nonfrivolous positions too. on health care, harris believes illegal immigrants have every bit the right to taxpayer-funded medical treatment that you do as a citizen. this is yet another position whatever you think of it, that the majority of americans do not support. as we have noted, harris doesn't care what most people want. they are not her audience. she is told to support free health care for foreign nationals who break our laws and so she does. >> you support giving universal
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health care and medicare for all the people who are in this country illegally? >> let me just be very clear about this.. i am opposed to any policy that would deny in our country any human being from access to public safety, public education, or public health. period. >> tucker: kamala harris isn't an idiot, and she knows what she's suggested is actually impossible. you can have a welfare state. lots of countries do. you can have open borders. you can't have both. no country can survive with a welfare state and open borders. that's obvious.we no one disputes it. kamala harris doesn't care either way. the survival she cares about is her own survival. by the way, if you think you can keep your family safe as a country collapses around her ambitions, you're wrong because she plans to disarm you first. >> do you believe in the mandatory buyback of quote-unquote assault weapons? >> i do believe we need to do buybacks. they are weapons of war. with no place on the streets of
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a civil society. >> tucker: we could go on and on. ironies. the party that is angry about police brutality has just hired the former chief law enforcemena officer of california. again, there's a lot to say, and in coming weeks, we'll say it. there's a lot of available tape and harris will soon provide more. we will sum up kamala harris this way. last year when dr. jussie smollett staged his fake hate crime, harris was one of the firstr. national leaders to jump in with a position of support. he was the kindest, most gentle human being, harris had ever met, she wrote. the attack on him was "an attempted modern-day lynching." okay, she fell for it. lots of credulous rich people did, but what makes kamala harris a remarkable figure? is it in the face of changingeo evidence, she never recanted her support. that tweet is still up. she did not delete it. you can still read it on her twitter feed smollett's story was entirely
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concocted. harris knows it. as all know it. she doesn't care. harris understands perfectly welll why smollett lied. by smearing trump supporters as bigots, he hoped to advance his career. kamala harris of all people can respect it. richard goodstein served as advisor to the clintons. he is watching all of this very carefully. he joins us tonight. richard, i always preface my questions to you by saying i don't want to be mean. how can someone who said she believed joe biden committed sexual assault against various women serve as his j running ma? sincere question. >> tucker, can i say one quick thing. this is something that will serve you and your fellow hosts on fox. her name is pronounced "comma la," like the. punctuatin mark. i've heard every -- that's how itt is. kamala. out of respect for somebody who's going to be on the national ticket, pronouncing her
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name right. it's kind of a bare minimum. >> tucker: so i'm disrespecting her by mispronouncing her name unintentionally. so it begins. you're not allowed to criticize "cam-uh-la" harris or "comma-la" harris or whatever. >> it's not whatever. >> tucker: i love the idea that she is immune from criticism so let me restate my question. >> let me answer. >> tucker: nobody in power is immune from criticism. our political leaders must be held to account. that's our job. so my question to you remains the same. how can a person who said she believes joe biden committed sexual assault serve as his running mate? simple, regardless of how her name is pronounced. >> i would believe that you or others who are interested in politicians committing sexual assault are serious about itho when they put a smidgen of the attention into donald trump grabbing people by the genitals. >> tucker: you're totally missing it. hold on. i defended joe biden. i don't think the accusations are real against them.
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i'm,ha like, the only conservate on tv who said that, so i'm not attacking joe biden. i'm attacking him for his ideas which are wrong. joe biden was attacked by kamala harris and if she sincerely believed it, how can she serve as his running mate? it's really simple. it's got nothing to do with trump. >> kamala harris said about else what matters are the facts. the facts in this case are that the one witness who accused joe biden of sexual assault has been radically discredited. that's basically her position. that's where the public has come down on this. that's why for months you haven't heard a word about this and in part because you've got 20 women waiting to get their position in court taking their case t against donald trump. i said maybe you don't reallyst want to go down that road. that's all. >> tucker: it's a simple road. i don't work for any politicians. if somebody accuses you of a crime and then never says she
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recants and doesn't believe you're guilty, then maybe she shouldn't serve as your vice presidential nominee. that's all i'm saying. it's not about trump. okay.. let me ask you this. name three things that kamala harris sincerely believes. issues on which she will not change her view, policy issues. just as a baseline. >> joe biden is running for president.t. it's his position. like mike pence took the position with donald trump, not believing grabbing women was a good thing but he otherwise thought donald trump was onto something. joe biden is on to making sure things are done more fairly in the country and not tilted toward the rich and powerful. kamala harris believes that. she did it as attorney general and as the d.a. >> tucker: i'm wondering, will they get rid of the carried interest loophole that allows private equity moguls to pay half the tax rate the rest of us
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wage earners pay? if you wanted to make the country fair, you would change the tax code but they are servants of wall street so they won't. it's a tiny bit nauseating. >> i think they are talking about changing the tax code tod tilt it toward the middle class and away from bias towards the rich. >> tucker: if it's part of that. it's a scam, and everyone knows it's a scam, but they never wila because their donors are -- how can a ticket supported primarily by the tech moguls and wall street fight for economic fairness? sincere question. >> tucker, donald trump had the house, the senate, and the white house for two yearss and did nothing against corporate interest. you're complaining about joe biden's >> tucker: i know you want to make everything about trump.ut today joe biden chose senator harris of california as his running mate. you said her main commitment was to fairness. it's clear that the tax code is not fair, so in what waytm specifically -- i don't mean
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yelping about blm getting off cheap and easy. i mean real change. what are they for? >> it's not yelping to be for tax fairness, to be for racial justice. most people in the country don't think our president supports racial justice. >> tucker: kamala harris's donors, it cost them nothing to talk about racial justice. it would cost them something if they stopped getting special carve outs from congress. >> joe biden is the nominee. there's a reason black voters overwhelmingly voted for him in the primaries and support him in the polls. he is clearly for racial justice and so is she. it's not even questionable. i'm surprised. s >> tucker: what i am talking veout is the thing nobody ever talks about, which is economic justice.e. it's all a cover designed to keep us from talking about it. i'm going to talk about it because i think it matters and these are the candidates ofbo business. period. richard, great to see you. >> i don't think that's how the public are going to see it but we will see.
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>> tucker: you may be right. they may not see it, but it doesn't make it less true. dana perino is the host of "the daily briefing" which airs weekdays at 2:00 p.m. eastern, and she joins us now. i'm not going to attemptte to pronounce senator harris's name ever again because i don't want to be accused of being disrespectful, which i'm not. i wonder if you think this is a wise choice as an electoral matter. >> i feel like, believe it or not, i do think out of all the choices, when i read through the bios this weekend, i came to the conclusion that she probably made the most logical sense for him. if you look at some of the other for example, you mentioned susan rice at the top of the show. that you thought maybe she would be getting it. i looked at that and i thought there's several reasons i thought she would be not a good choice for the vice presidential nod. i think ifk biden trusts her and appreciates her approach toen things, she might make a good chief of staff for him if he were to become the president. she would make a very bad
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candidate. the thing about kamala harris all these policy positions, you didn't have a chance to mention with richard, she said she was against -- that she has for banning all fracking. that's not biden's position. she will have to figure out a way to support joe biden on that. there's a lot of questions he's goinge to be asked. when she said she was for medicare for all and she went a step further and said she was for getting rid of private health insurance, that really was the beginning of the end of her campaign. she never really recovered from that stumble. in addition, she had a hard time connecting with voters. i do think that she's going to get a fresh look especially from the media. the media will help a little bit and democratic voters will have to decide, do they like kamala harris enough? did she inspire them enough for them to continue to want to support joe biden as much as they want to vote donald trump out? i don't know how many people are going to say i am definitely
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going to vote for biden now just because he chose kamala harris. but a safe choice for him at this point i think. >> tucker: very quick. country's obviously completely out of money. people want more federally subsidized health care. will the biden campaign stickle with their position that we neet to extend federally subsidized health care to people who are here illegally? >> well, they have said they would. if they backtrack on that, i think that would be yet again another thing for the progressives of the party right, that were really driving a lot of that primary charge where you saw all these candidates move to the left. biden really hasn't tacked more to the center since he wrapped up the primary and the nomination. he's really kind of continued to try to win over that progressive left. kamala harris, i think, one of the things that i heard from the focus groups, one of the words used to describe her was "inauthentic." can she reintroduce herself to america and especially -- and still hold on to some of
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those positions or flip flop on them? a that remains to be i think after three or four days, everyone's going to focus on the fact that joe biden and donald trump are the two candidates. pence and kamala harris important but a footnote in the story. >> tucker: dana perino, thanks so much for that. >> okay, bye-bye. >> tucker: nothing makes politicians madder than when you don't obey them. in one state, not wearing a face mask could put you on the hook for attempted murder. that's next. mask could put you k fofofofofo
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♪ >> tucker: our elected leaders have changed their views on whether you need a mask so often that it's hard to keep track. most people have decided to ignore the yelping. that makes politicians very angry. you can disagree but you can't ignore them. that may be why the director of wisconsin department of natural resources is now commanding that government workers wear masks even when they are alone at home on a teleconference. the director is a man called preston cole. he says wearing a mask alone at home sets an example that shows you "care about the safety and health of others." even if there are no others and you're yourself.
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wearing a mask will keep you from infecting yourself with the coronavirus. meanwhile in the state of tennessee, a councilwoman called sharon hurt from nashville believes you should face attempted murder charges if you don't wear a mask. >> i work for an organization that if they pass a virus, they are tried for murder orir attempted murder if they are not told. maybe there needs to be stronger legislation to say that if you do not wear a mask and you subject exposure of this virus to someone else, then there will be some stronger penalties as it is in other viruses that are exposed. >> tucker: some stronger penalties. possibly we should simply execute people who don't wear masks for the sake of public health.
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that may be up for discussion soon. meanwhile the university of georgia, the university has posted so-called medical advice that students should wear a mask, medical face mask, while having sex. they cited the mayo clinic. thee school removed the post after a much-deserved mockery online. should we be wearing masks home alone or while having sex? dr. scott atlas has thought about it. he's a member of the coronavirus task force.ex thank you for coming on. >> thanks for having me, tucker. >> tucker: if you could explain the public health utility of wearing a mask home alone on a zoom call.uex is the virus transmissible through zoom? z >> no. by the way, i want to correct you. i've not thought a lot about wearing a mask while having sex. >> tucker: [laughs] i was trying to do it with a straight face and i couldn't. >> the reality is there is certain data that's very
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controversial about masks, and i think the president said it correctly, honestly, when he said that in certain settings it's reasonable to wear a mask when you cannot social distance and particularly if you're trying to protect and are in proximity to a high-risk individual or you are a high-risk individual. it's a rational policy. i don't want to make fun of people who say these other things, though.. the reality is it's stemming from a massive amount of fear bordering on hysteria. gthis is a real problem because public policy is supposed to be taken into consideration, not just stopping covid-19 at all costs but understanding the impact of people on what you do and what you say. a i think that's been a failure in some of the people who've been speaking out on this. >> tucker: well, fear has its political uses. that may explain it in part but fear also has medical consequences, does it not? it's not good for people to be terrified, filled with anxiety
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is it? >> that's absolutely true and again, we need to live in a rational world. we need to show our children to use critical thinking. there's been a lot of sloppy thinking as i've said many times with people with very fancy cvs. the reality is there's reasons to wear a mask. generally speaking, you know driving around in your car alone and some of the other scenarios that you outlined, it's not really rational to wear a mask. >> tucker: you see people running outside with no one around them or riding their bikes outside wearing masks and you kind of appreciate the effort they're putting in and the suffering they're going a through while doing it. but is there science behind that decision? is there a good reason to do that? g >> there's no real good science on general population widespread in all circumstances wearing masks. that really has been sort of a failure of communication by people who are supposed to know better. when you look at an article that was published, you're not supposed to take the bottom line. you're supposed to look at it critically as a medical
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scientist and try to understand if you can actually draw the legitimate conclusion that the authors themselves are drawing. much of the stuff on masks really is not very good science at all and in fact the w.h.o. itself says there is no sound science for general populations wearing masks. however, in certain settings, i think we can say it's reasonable to wear a mask. the public policy is twofold. the public policy is directly forc stopping deaths by protecting the high-risk people and preventing hospital overcrowding while you safely reopen society. the public policy is absolutely not just stop covid-19 cases at all costs no matter what. that's not appropriate policy. >> tucker: and finally, you have seen a couple high-profile people pass away from the coronavirus, from covid-19. you have seen media stories gleefully mocking their deaths.
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this was true for herman cain, a very nice man. he died. he doubted the mask policy so therefore the media concluded he icdeserved to die. is it a standard you accept that we mock people after we die? should we apply it to other diseases, that somehow some people deserve to die if they don't follow the rules? >> obviously it's totally inappropriate. it's sort of a symptom of both fear and honestly your profession, not you but your profession, that's really highlighted and sensationalized things way out of proportion. i'm not sure if it's just a sign of the times. we are living in this hyperbole of social media. or if there's other motivations. people who are legitimate credible medical scientists to step up and articulate the logic and common sense policy, because you can't just say it's all about the science and then say things that are contrary to the science. >> tucker: i think that's a
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very smart point. no one believes you and you devalue your own credibility. that's really wise. dr. atlas, thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> tucker: reporters from "the new york times" and "the washington post" totally destroyed the life of anr: administration staffer. they did it deliberately. she survived and she is here to explain what happened and why. she's got a new book.
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>> tucker: just a year ago madeline westerhout was serving as director of oval office operations for the president seated right outside his office. then she went on a state trip and her life was ruined by reporters who published her off the record comments after a few drinks about the president's daughters. she left the white house and now she's written a book. it's called "off the record: my dream job at the white house how i lost it and what i learned." madeleine, thanks for coming on. congrats on the book. i had run into you in washington and i thought you seemed like a
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genuinely nice person, so i watched it and it made me sad to see, but summarize the book. why did you get destroyed? what did you learn? >> yeah, so you know, i had a bad night, i made a mistake that cost me my job. i said some things i shouldn't have said after too many drinks. but how what i said off theto record got to the president and ultimately made headlines is beyond me. i don't know who gained anything from the story. i certainly didn't. i don't think the president did. i don't think his family did and i am pretty sure the american people didn't. t >> tucker: people who cover politics know that there's an off the record dinner between political people and reporters and nothing that is said gets leaked. the rules have changed. a guy called phil rucker from "the washington post" apparently is one of the people who broke the rules in order to hurt you. whyho do you think they did thi?
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>> you know what, i think they did this to hurt the president. i don't think they cared about me at all but they did care the president.ha they cared about hurting him and that's exactly what they did by sharing the information. i've decided over the last year that it's honestly no longer worth my time to question how these comments got shared. but i will ask a broader question which is, what does off the record even mean anymore? >> tucker: right. do you wish you hadn't trusted members of the national press corps? rhetorical question. >> of course, yeah, absolutely. >> tucker: i mean, i guess just to put a finer point on it, the irony ofnt your story is ths is a white house, if we are being honest, and has a number of people in high positions who aren't leaking against the guy they work for. who aren't on board with his program. you are one of the people who actually liked him and agreed with him. it's a little weird that you got destroyed. >> yeah, like i said and i talk a lot in my book, i made a mistake and i think it's
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relatable. a lot of americans and a lot of people, we all make mistakes. mine happened to play out on the world's largest stage. it's been an interesting year for sure. l >> tucker: did any of the b reporters who betrayed your trust and broke the off the record rule ever call you to apologize? >> i spoke to a couple of the reporters that were at the dinner and they expressed their empathy for how things kind of unfolded.t but no, i did not hear directly from any of the reporters that i think you're referring to. >> did it occur to you since at these dinners most people are drinking and people's tongues are loosened, to call their bosses and tell them off the record things that they had said, see if you could get them fired from their jobs? did you consider doing that? >> i didn't. >> tucker: oh, you're not a bad person. right, okay. >> [laughs] and you know i'm not going to go up against the amazon "washington post."ng >> tucker: really good point. jeff bezos' newspaper. i hope he's proud.
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madeleine westerhout congratulations on the book.ff great to see you tonight. glad you're back. >>ro thanks, tucker, for having me. >> tucker: joe biden isn't as good a panderer as he was. kamala harris is on the scene though. we have amazing video that we will show you just how good she is at it. that's next. how good she is at it.
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♪ >> tucker: joe biden may not always recognize his own wife, but he's not forgotten how to pander to voters. that's an ingrained skill. again over 50 years. here he is on a videoconference with muslim activists. >> muslim communities were the first to feel donald trump's assault on black and brown oncommunities in this country wh his vile muslim ban. under this administration, we have seen unconscionable, an unconscionable rise in islamaphobia. kids being bullied in school and hate crimes in our community. if i have the honor of being
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president, i will end the muslim ban on day one, day one. thank you so, so very much. may peace be upon you. >> tucker: i bet you didn't know we had a muslim ban. oh, because we don't. here's something really surprising. joe biden, after a lifetime on the left, now supports bringing religion back into schools. watch. >> i wish we taught more in our schools about the islamic faith. >> tucker: ayaan hirsi ali, a former muslim, author of the book "heretic: why islam needs a reformation now." thanks for coming on. most people haven't seen this video. i'm interested in your thoughtss as someone who's deeply learned on the subject. what do you take from this? >> well, if you go, by the way tucker, hi, nice to see you again and thank you for having
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me on. when you go to the next sentence, the next thing he says in the clip, which is, if you see something wrong, and he quotes the prophet mohammed, then use your hand and if you can't use your hand, use your tongue and if you can't use your tongue, then use your heart. what he's basically doing from that point onwards is enforcing sharia law. it's vigilantism on steroids. we have seen if you are muslim you grew up within islam, you're trying to reform it, you're a good american muslim, you're being confronted with a former vice president and i would say a candidate for a major political party who is basically saying let's enforce sharia law. i have absolutely nothing against, and i am with him on let's fight discrimination.
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we should not be bullying muslim children. we shouldn't be doing any of that. he's really good on that, but i don't know who puts these words in his mouth. i'm alarmed. >> tucker: as a garden-variety protestant, this went right over my head. i didn't catch any of it. i didn't even notice. would it be obvious to people who grew up reading a quran? >> yes. i watched that video, all of it. not where you stopped but where i think there is a concept called commanding right and forbidding wrong. i absolutely cannot believe that in the year 2020 joe biden's commanding right and forbidding wrong. he's enforcing sharia law. i understand that joe biden doesn't know what he's doing. and i think most americans don't. but he does have a campaign team. c he has a team of people who will
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say this is what you can say. your former guest said she was sorry when she made a gaffe. this is something i think because we're in this cancel culture and i am absolutely against cancel culture. here's one thing i would say joe biden should come out and apologize and apologize profusely to the american people, especially to thosean american muslims who have adopted and embraced the foundational principles of america. in this video, what he's done is he's put himself, at least the people who i think of the muslim brotherhood, radical islamists, they have him endorsing and enforcing sharia vigilantism. think about it. muslims call us and when they start talking about enforcing sharia law, it is should we use
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when you talk about the hand, is it the sword, is it firearms, is it improvised explosive devices? think about the two brothers who used their mother's pressure cooker to hurt people during the boston marathon bombings in 2013. that's the kind of thing. if you don't know what you're talking about, then you shouldn't do it. if you do, i think would be a great trait of leadership if joe biden came out and said i'm sorry. i made a mistake. i didn't realize this is what i was doing. if he did that, i'd vote for him. >> tucker: do you think there's any chance he will do that? >> here we go. he's trying to harvest every single kind of vote he can get. if he is so desperate as to want the vote of the organized muslim brotherhood, then i think we are in big trouble and i don't know if you'll do it. >> tucker: very quickly, how did the words get into his script?
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do you have an idea who advised him to say that? >> i don't know who did that.s i know this group of people called -- this guy who puts the video together and who luredll m into saying these things, i know that there are parts of the organized islamist groups. we call them the muslim brotherhood, those of us who are following these sorts of things. what i do know is that the people who look after him, the campaign team were not on red alert and they didn't stop him from saying this type of thing. >> tucker: yes, clearly. >> in the age of cancel culture. they didn't. we live in the age of cancel culture and i would say to you it would be a great trait of leadership of joe biden's campaign team came out today and said, no, we made a big mistake. we obviously don't understand sharia law. we don't understand the ins and outs of it, but this is wrong and this is not what we are about. >> tucker: ayaan hirsi ali
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thank you so much for that. again, i missed it but i was glad to hear. >> thank you, tucker. >> tucker: voters in massachusetts will have to replace the only kennedy still in congress. the likely successor has an " only in america" success story but with a twist. that's straight ahead. story
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♪ >> tucker: since 1947, just after the second world war, remember the kennedy family has represented the state of massachusetts more or less continuously, but that streak has finally ended. congressman joe kennedy retires this year and honestly, i do want to be mean, but his potential replacements don't seem worthy of the family name. they are trying. one candidate this year is a woman, and we will say this for her,sh she is every bit as shameless as the man she is
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replacing. here is her new hat. >> i'm running for congress in massachusetts congressional district. i'm a public school teacher and a farmer. i came to this country believing in the american dream, of starting from nothing and becoming successful. >> tucker: got that? born in north africa, came to the united states, it became successful. it's a great story. in fact, if the american dream. so how does she feel about a country that made it possible? yesterday she wrote this on twitter, "now i'm running to for congress to dismantle every oppressive system that denies us the basicba necessities to live" in other words, i "i came to america, my life improved dramatically, but i'm not grateful, i despise it it so much i want to dismantle your systems." to believe there is a market for that kind of ingratitude, but obviously there is, ilhan omar is still in congress. the well of progressive self-loathing continues to be
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bottomless, and when you despise yourself, it's pretty easy to despise your country. that's it for us tonight. we will be back tomorrow night, 8:00 p.m., the show that is the sworn and totally sincere enemy of my income, pomposity, smugness, and if you think that's great, wait until you see what happens from 9:00 p.m. in new york, sean hannity. >> sean: tucker, thank you, and welcome to "hannity." we begin with a fox news alert. in moments, the president of the united states, donald j. trump, will join us live with reaction to today's major breaking news. it's now official. california liberal senator kamala harris has been selected as joe biden's running mate. this pick solidifies what's the most extreme radical far left out of the mainstream ticket of any major political party in american history. her radical extremist record is atrocious. her support for socialism frankly scary and full details coming up throughout the hour on this terrible wreckage. s


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