Tucker Carlson says big corps ‘giving capitalism bad name’ may cause ‘vacuous idiot’ AOC to become POTUS in 2024
Carlson said during a segment on Friday that big corporations have made huge profits during the coronavirus pandemic and are increasing the wealth gap and creating a congenial environment for 'socialists' to make their case
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has suggested that the gap between the rich and poor is growing so rapidly that it is creating the perfect climate for Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to run for the presidency in 2024 and actually win the office.
Carlson said during a segment on Friday that big corporations have made huge profits during the coronavirus pandemic and are "giving capitalism a bad name" by increasing the wealth gap and creating a congenial environment for "socialists" to make their case, Newsweek reported.
He explained that companies like Amazon, Walmart, and Netflix, were the "big winners" of the pandemic and should therefore pay a "one-time COVID fee" to pay for the next bailout. Meanwhile, he also suggested that Ivy League universities should use their large coffers "to pay off some of the student debt they caused."
"Here's the bottom line—the rich are getting richer, everyone else is getting poorer, that is not a talking point, it's true and measurable," Carlson began. "Why is it a problem? Because if it continues, we are going to wind up with an even more volatile society in which everybody hates each other and is consumed by envy and along the way, capitalism itself will be discredited and you don't want that. It's already happening."
According to him, those in charge of the economy "are discrediting our system" and "giving capitalism a bad name." Furthermore, he described the current U.S. economy as a "closed game" run for the elites, which will ultimately be a "disaster for all of us."
"In four years, for example, Sandy Cortez will be eligible to run for president," he said, referring to the progressive New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the constitutional requirement to be 35 years old to run as a presidential candidate.
"So you may laugh at Sandy Cortez, and you should. She is a vacuous idiot, not the rich girl narcissist with an overheated Twitter account. But that doesn't mean she couldn't win. If we keep up this economic craziness, she could win," he added.
The Bronx native, who once worked as a waitress and bartender, criticized Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw last week for mocking her former food-service gig. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, was recorded making fun of Ocasio-Cortez saying she "believes the biggest hardship in life" was deciding between serving still or sparkling water to customers. "These people are nuts. It's not just Chuck Schumer. Chuck Schumer is controlled by people like AOC, who believes the biggest hardship in life was figuring out whether it was still or sparkling, and you don't know hardship until you've cried in the back," Crenshaw said.
The freshman congresswoman shot back in response, tweeting: "The GOP acts like they care, but behind closed doors, this is what they actually say about the working class. Good to know how little you truly think of food workers, @DanCrenshawTX. I wonder: did you have catering while bonding w/ wealthy donors over your disdain for the poor?"
The GOP acts like they care, but behind closed doors, this is what they actually say about the working class.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 5, 2020
Good to know how little you truly think of food workers, @DanCrenshawTX.
I wonder: did you have catering while bonding w/ wealthy donors over your disdain for the poor? https://t.co/qrZShdTbME
And on Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez defended her push for a higher minimum wage and generous coronavirus relief measures. "You know, shout out to my fellow radicals who think that we should live in a humane advanced society," she said during an Instagram Live session.