Did Tucker Carlson REALLY call Joe Biden 'the guy who showered with his daughter'? Story behind the rumor
Tucker Carlson's accusation stems from leaked contents of a diary belonging to Joe Biden's youngest daughter Ashley Biden
WASHINGTON DC, WASHINGTON: Tucker Carlson lashed out at Democrats and President Joe Biden following the latter's speech Wednesday night, November 2, at Union Station in Washington DC. In his rant, the Fox News host appeared to call the POTUS "the guy who showers with his daughter," leaving many scratching their heads.
Biden, 79, said on Wednesday that threats by Republican candidates to refuse to accept results from the November 8 elections would be a threat to democracy. He declared that election deniers had been inspired by former President Donald Trump, who is considering a second run at the White House in 2024 just as his successor works to decide if he wants to run again. The speech, however, did not go down well with Carlson, 53, who blasted the Democrats and did not hold back in his criticism of Biden himself.
"They’re vicious, they’re intolerant, and they are utterly corrupt. And above all they are incompetent," Carlson said Wednesday on his eponymous FNC show 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'. "In less than two years it is not an overstatement to say they have run this country into the ground. Wrecking our economy, desecrating our military, and opening the borders of the United States to 5 million lawbreakers," he fumed, adding, "The destruction they brought is so profound it’s hard to describe. So of course there will be consequences for that… How could this party stay in power?"
The journalist then took aim at the president's Union Station speech Wednesday night. "Tonight Joe Biden traveled across the City of Washington to Union Station, built by Teddy Roosevelt more than 100 years ago," he said. "Union Station was for generations one of the most beautiful public buildings in this country. Under Joe Biden, it has become a homeless encampment. A place that is too filthy and too dangerous for Starbucks." He then alleged, "Standing at this monument to his own failures Biden proceeded to do what he commonly does, bark at the rest of us for our moral failures. The guy who showered with his daughter is telling you, you’re a bad person."
Tucker Carlson: "Standing at this monument to his own failures [Union Station], Biden proceeded to do what he now so commonly does, bark at the rest of us for our moral failures. The guy who showered with his daughter is telling you you’re a bad person." pic.twitter.com/wkRbt3Zrpo— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) November 3, 2022
'The guy who showered with his daughter'
Carlson's accusation stems from leaked contents of a diary belonging to the president's daughter Ashley Biden, in which she reportedly recalls being "hypersexualized" by a family member and taking "showers w/my dad." According to the Intercept, a source inside Project Veritas leaked the diary to a reporter at the conservative outlet National File, which first published its contents in October 2020, just ahead of the presidential election.
The diary was reportedly left behind by Ashley at a friend's house during a rehab stint in Delray Beach, Florida. A woman named Aimee Harris, who subsequently lived in the house, discovered the diary. She and another individual Robert Kurlander reportedly decided to sell it. The duo later pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property, and prosecutors confirmed during the proceedings that the diary was authentic.
While the claims in the diary are suggestive, they just stop short of making any concrete allegations against Ashley Biden's father, who is the sitting commander-in-chief. The most-often quoted passage, per Intercept, reads, “Hyper-sexualized @ a young age. What is this due to? Was I molested? I think so – I can’t remember specifics but I do remember trauma – I remember not liking the woolzacks house; I remember somewhat being sexualized with [a cousin]; I remember having sex with Friends @ a young age; showers w/my dad (probably not appropriate). Being turned on when I wasn’t supposed to be.”
It's worth noting that Ashley is President Biden's youngest daughter and his only child with first lady Jill Biden. The contents of her diary surfaced around the same time a laptop belonging to the president's son Hunter Biden that he left behind at a computer repair shop chronicled his alleged sex and drug addictions. Multiple reports suggest the laptop shows Hunter engaging in sex acts and drug abuse, and contains documents about his family's overseas business deals.