Fox News host Tucker Carlson called former President Barack Obama a “creepy old man” Monday night for urging Americans to get the coronavirus vaccine in a public service announcement.
In a segment on Tucker Carlson tonight, the host broadcast Obama’s recent vaccine remarks on NBC News, before criticizing the ex-president for the announcement.
“NBC is up and running now, and you might have seen those public service announcements (public service announcements) with their on-air talents demanding that everyone in the country receive the picture. Barack Obama just posted this scary little video asking young children to take the photo, “he said.
The host then broadcast the ex-president’s message, which aired last week.
“Hi everyone, this is Barack. Now that all Americans over 16 are eligible to receive the vaccine, I want to talk about the fact that you are getting yours,” Obama said. “The vaccine is safe, it’s effective, it’s free. I have one, Michelle has one, people you know have one. And now you can get one too. It’s the only way to get back to everything we love, hang out with the grandparents, go to concerts, watch live sports. So get your shots as soon as you can. “
Carlson scoffed, shook his head in disgust, and called Obama “NBC’s on-air talent.”
The host also called his public health message “a scary old man telling your children, your grandchildren to take drugs that we don’t fully understand the effects of. It’s completely normal, yes it does happen. every day. do it. “
He then aired a recent clip from medical analysts on CNN explaining how increasing vaccination rates correlate with decreasing infection rates in the community. “As CNN recently explained, we will only regain our freedom when you [vaccinate your children]Carlson said.
Since Biden moved the COVID-19 vaccination eligibility date for all Americans over 16 to April 19, 2021, a growing number of Americans have received their first and second doses of the vaccine. Public figures, including Obama, have expressed their support for vaccines to the media in an attempt to dispel public fears and myths circulating on the Internet.
Carlson has been a vocal opponent of the use of the COVID-19 mask and vaccination efforts throughout the pandemic. He had spoken vehemently against the warrants to wear a mask on numerous occasions.
At the end of April, he offered a “Burning Mask Festival” after the cancellation of Burning Man. A few days before that, he equated the fact that children are asked to wear masks with “child abuse” and called on his viewers to call child protection services when they see that. it’s happening in their communities.
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