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tucker is up next in d.c. ♪ >> tucker: good evening, and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." we have momentous news this evening from the world of democratic politics. senator kamala harris of california has ended her presidential campaign. what does this mean for america, you ask? where do we go from here? who will lead this nation forward through darkness into light? all good and fair questions. in time, once passions have cooled and despair is congealed into a kind of sorrowful wisdom, we will know the answers. for now, it's enough to pause and celebrate what was a brief but electric moment,t, the single most profound and transformative, if entirely scripted, moment in the history of this country.
here you can relive the blessed moment, how the wise men of our press corps heralded the arrival of our new messiah, kamala d. harris. >> the person she sounds like the most is barack obama. >> she wants to speak truth and to defend the america. she says she knows and believes in. >> kamala harrisis is now runnig for president, and she is one of the top-tier candidates. >> there is a new challenger to trump, and she is drawing huge crowds. senator kamala harris of california kicked off her campaign this weekend surrounded by -- look at that crowd. trump must be envious as hell. >> boo-hoo, there are not white guys. about time. i think it's diverse, and we have two african-americans in this race. >> what struck me was her word choice. how she kept on saying, we, we, we. >> i think she is going to be top tier right out offe.ho the . >> tucker: hear that? top tier right out of the gate. people are so stupid. it's almost unbelievable. and yet, it is a measure of
the media's ability, at least in the short-term, to sell almost anything, even something as synthetic, as totally synthetic as the kamala harris for president campaign. and they did. because, for a while, harrisai looked like a real candidate. at one point, she even seemed to dominate a debate. remember this attack? >> i'm gonna now direct this at vice president biden.n. i do not believe you are a racist.ra but you also worked with them to oppose busing. and, you know, 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: you know, they used too say you could leave a twinkie outside forever, and it would never get rigid because it was that fake. that was kamala harris. but what you just saw turned out to be the apogee of her campaign.
her one big moment, but soon it evaporated. voters realized making joe biden look bad isn't much of an accomplishment. it's not that hard.cc then harris had to admit that, actually, she didn't really, herself, support mandatory school busing because voters of all colors hate it. because it's actually insane. pretty soon, tulsi gabbard was attacking harris for her past as a prosecutor. then it was all over. harris was mired in the single digits. she never got out of them. her fund-raising was shot, and the campaign was doomed, obviously. by october, harris knew she was done. so she started making preemptive excuses for failing chances of getting picked as somebodyy else's vice president. the problem, she complained, was how racist and sexist america is.ne >> what i describe and what i believe to be the elephant in the room about my campaign. >> what is that? >> electability. >> what do you mean? >> electability. you know, essentially, is america ready for a woman and a woman of color to be president of the united states? >> america was ready for a black man to be president of the united states. >> and this conversation happened for him.ed there is a lack of ability
or a difficulty in imagining that someone who we have never seen can do a job that has been done, you know, 45 times by someone who is not that person. >> tucker: okay. thatke makes a lot of sense. good point, kamala harris. but wait a second, joe biden, who is white, is getting far more support from black voters than kamala harris ever did. so that means that america is racist? how exactly does that work? never mind. stop asking questions. a logic is bigotry. listen, instead, to msnbc explain how the failure of some silly dilettante's campaign means that america itself is bad. >> the narrative around the democratic primary seems very bullish towards white male candidates, and lukewarm onn women and minorities. >> for some reason, the mediaia seem fixated on issues about her campaign and her electability that we don't see with other men, and there is no other reason that you can explain it, i believe, other than sexism.
>> i think this is sort of silly journalism. but under lying that is this deep level of sexism that's out there. more of it on the republican side. >> there is a very serious problem, and i believe that it has everything to do with the fact that she is a woman and she is a black woman and she is a black woman of mixed heritage, being indian as well. it seems so difficult for people to get past the fact that she is not a white male. >> tucker: yeah. it was very difficult for people to get passed that fact.ma that's the thing that really hated about kamala harris, that she wasn't a white male. black voters hated it, especially. they were enraged by it. and that's why they back joe biden as a form of protest. keep going, msnbc. tell us more about howte the civil rights thing works. wait a second, cnn wants to jump in on this, too. okay, go ahead, jeff zucker channel. what exactly does kamala harris' failure mean to you? >> we are going to be ending the year with a lot of older candidates, several white candidates. so this is something that certainly the field is not
ending inasmuch as a diverse fashion as itt started in. >> i thought that was a really interesting point jeff made, this becomes an older and whiter field for the top field candidates. >> it certainly does. the field is looking a lot whiter and a lot older. >> tucker: oh, whiter. day by day, the progressive brain is shrinking like apple left in the sun.y for the left, there are now only three possible explanations for why things on earth happen. racism, sexism, or russia. if phenomena cannot be attributed to one of these three things, the left is baffled, like a dog staring into the middle. into a mirror. got it? racism, sexism, putin, nothing else is real. it's a limited world view to put it mildly. in fact, there could be other reasons that kamala harris failed. just the other day, for example, "the new york times" profiled its campaign as it went through death rattles. the piece had details like this one.
"extensive polling led harris to believe there was great value in the word truth, so she titled her 2019 memoir "the truths wewe hold."" no word on whether she continuing the quote. "made the similar phrase the centerpiece of her early stump speech. let's speak truth." for once, "the new york times" was not exaggerating. that's what she did. watch this. >> one of the most important values that i think we must fight for is to speak truth. to speak truth. >> we have to speak truth about it. >> we speak truth and we are loyal. >> that we speak truth. >> let's speak truth. >> let's speak another truth. >> let's speak truth. >> we must all speak truth. >> so let's speak some truth. and we need to speak that truth. so we can deal with it. >> let's speak another truth. let's speak truth about our treconomy. >> and let's speak the biggest truth. the biggest truth of all. >> tucker: so here's a
little quiz for those of you at home thinking some day about running for president. is it enough, if you want to be president, simply to repeat the same word over and over and over again like a magic talisman? probably not. more details from "the new york times" piece. we are quoting now. "she dropped the saying about truth out of a belief that voters wanted something less gauzy. a today, her aides are given to gallowss humor about just how many slogans and one-liners she has cycled through. 3:00 a.m. summer before the trump focused justice winter." these could go on. pretty hilarious. it would be unfair to blame the failure of her campaign just on messaging. the substance was off, too. harris campaigned, you will remember, maybe you don't,ig on a teacher pay raise and a middle class tax cut, but then found out, to her surprise, those policies didn't seem to be resonating for democratic primary voters. 't
soon, she was actively down playing her own ideas and trying to find a new persona for herself. in other words, and this is the problem, kamala harris is a 55-year-old woman who still has no freaking clue who she is or what she actually cares about. that's why she lost. and thank god she did. quentin james is founder of collective pact. he joins us tonight. thanks so much for coming on. explain, if you could, how kamala harris losing to joe biden among black voters is evidence that america is racist? >> tucker, thanks for having meav on. first of all, man, that entire monologue was extremely disrespectful. and let me tell you why. >> tucker: i meant it toit be. she is a politician. i get to disrespect her if i want. >> unfortunately, as a person of color in this country, we have to work twice as hard.un get twice as many credentials, only to be able to be given an opportunity to work or play onoa field where the goal posts are moved. but if you are rich andd white in this country, you can buy things on when you
don't have credentials. >> tucker: but i went to college. i heard the lecture, but maybe you can answer a simple question, which is, why are black voters not supporting kamala harris? >> i will get. >> tucker: spare me the academic crap. everyone is bored of it. >> considering the issue of voting for joe biden or kamala harris or cory booker or other black candidates, the same way they considered voting for hillary clinton or barack obama, is racism. black voters would rather put the question mark of what willat white voters do? will white voters be okay with the black candidate? maybe not. maybe it's only safe to vote for the white guy. and that is the country we live in. and that is why kamala harris was forced out of this campaign because institutional racism. >> tucker: wait, wait. >> we hear about every week, tucker. that's why we are in this moment right now. >> tucker: i'm sorry, when you are on my set, you will
have to at least make m points that logical people can understand. >> correct. >> tucker: i will ask to you explain them. so far you haven'tou managed to do m that. >> you asked me a question about black voters and i gave you an answer. >> tucker: how is it the fault of conservatives that african-americans. >> i didn't say conservatives. >> tucker: african-americans and democrats supported joe biden over harris.-aoc >> i didn't say conservatives. i said black voters inai south carolinabo are concerned about what will white voters think at the polls? >> tucker: how do you know that? you so i -- slow down. you are making a claim. where -- do you have evidence of this? >> what we saw in 2008 when white voters said you know what? we think this barack obama guy is serious.? black voters, overnight, switched their support from hillary clinton to barack obama. >> tucker: hold on. is there polling -- i covered the 2008 campaign. i don't think you did. i'm asking -- holdi' on. i'm asking for actual. you want to be treated like a rational adult who understands what he is talking about, i'm doing that, and i'm asking you for evidence to back up what you just said. you said white voters are
afraid to support kamala harris because of racism. where is the evidence for that? >> i'm sorry, what? what i'm saying is -- >> tucker: black voters you claim are afraid to support kamala harris, where is the evidence? >> why are black voters not supporting kamala harris or cory booker in this? number one, they haven't voted yet. that's number one. r two, what we arere, seeing right now with the races in the white house, the white supremacist in the white house folks are concerned about how are white voters going to vote. right? and if i'm going to cast a ballot for somebody, i got to take into consideration what the country is going to do. and so, yeah. black voters are concerned about white people right now. >> tucker: i get this is your little pet theory. i'm asking do you have actual evidence. do you have polling data. >> i gave you an example what happened e in 2008. >> tucker: 2008 was almost 12 years ago. to let me ask you now -- >> it's the last time we had a competitive democratic primary with black candidates. >> tucker: no evidence in 2008 that just happened. >> i just gave you an example. >> tucker: i covered it. you didn't.
there is no evidence of that. >> i was on the campaign. i saw it happen. >> tucker: are you going to seriously grapple with what happened today, not 12 years a ago? oh, it's the racist of white voters. huh? >> here is another fact, tucker. in 2008, we saw the most diverse congress elected in history. what we also saw is that black women congressional candidates on average raised a million dollars less than white women running for congress. why is that? why does a candidate's race still impact how much money theyacacac raise? >> tucker: i don't know, you have to ask democrat voters in hollywood. your analysis is so shallow and dumb, it's hard to believe that you put on tv as expert on this stuff. >> why aren't there any black women in congress elected as republican? >> tucker: i don't want to>> have a conversation about your super shallow racial ucviews. i want to ask real questions about politics. you don't have answers. i'm afraid this is boring and not getting anywhere. >> i'm sorry, tucker. >> tucker: dave rubin hosts the youtube.
he joins us tonight. there is a serious question here. i don't always lose patience with guests. but at a certain point, living in this country, maybe there is another explanation, other than racism, sexism, and russia. it's just too limited world view for me. i'm bored. so what's the actual explanation? why did kamala harris lose? >> well, tucker, let's speak truth here. right? let's speak truth.uc the reason that kamala harris is out is because she was a horrible candidate. >> tucker: yeah. >> she is an authoritarian, and that was very obvious to the progressives who, are pretty authoritarian. the irony of everything that you have said in the lead-in here is that, for all of the people on msnbc and cnn and all the blue check twitter-atti calling everyone racist and sexist. do you they realize this was a democratic primary? so they are calling the democrats racist.he it's one thing, they usually just call the conservatives racists, and the trump
supporters racist, and the rest of it. they are actually calling themselves racist now. they are calling themselves sexistve now. kamala, there is many reasons she wasn't a good candidate. first of all, tulsi really took her out. >> tucker: i noticed. >> that was one of the real moments, and i don't think she ever recovered from that. but the moment, for me, was when they were talking about banning assault rifles as an executive action, and joe biden said the correct answer, which is that if you are going to do something, it has to be constitutional, and she smugly smiled and joked, oh, joe, can't we say, yes, we can? no, we can't. we still do have the constitution here. and while i often wonder if the progressives care about the constitution at all. i think a lot of people sawpl that moment and said, whoa, this woman wants to do things that have nothing to do with the prescribed powers of the executive branch. so she was a terrible candidate, and for anyonee calling the rest of the democrats racist and sexist right now. you might be right, but you might want to look in the mirror. >> tucker: yeah.
i mean, she was totally shallow person who had no idea who she was and why she wanted it be president. ted kennedy, 1980.ul waste of all of our times. if not for the press, we wouldn't have taken her seriously in the first place. dave rubin a speaker of truth on this topic. good to see result. >> thanks, tucker. >> tucker: a new report said bill and hillary clintonda traveled to the jeffrey epstein sex ranch. you can't make this stuff up. trace gallagher has detailsch on these bizarre new developments. stay tuned for that. ♪ stay tuned for that.
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spent an awful lot of time with jeffrey epstein, around the world on private plane, then told us he had no idea that jeffrey epstein was a sexual predator. no idea. it wasn't very plausible now a new report indicates the relationship was even closer than anyone knew before. chief breaking news correspondent trace gallagher has all the details for us tonight. trace? >> jeffrey epstein's new mexico ranch has been compared to the series "westworld." it has elaborate cowboy themed village also doved baby making ranch. "new york times" reported that epstein wanted tosimultaneously impregnant 20 girls at the ranch to improve the human race. only epstein property he ever stayed in was his new york city town home. security expert brought in to set up surveillance edsystems at the ranch tells "the daily mail" that bill clinton frequently visited there and hillary and chelsea clinton also visited on a number of occasions. the security guy says the
former first family stayed at a guest house in the cowboy village, not the main house. the security expert also reportedly says the former president was epstein's closest "celebrity mate." and virginia roberts, the woman who claims prince andrew had sex with her multiple times while she was 17, also says she saw bill clinton on jeffrey epstein's private i island, fora dinner held in clinton's honor. clinton and his spokesperson deny that. though bill clinton says he only flewou on epstein's private plane four times even though flight logs show he took 26 flights on the so-called "lolita express." bill clinton's office maintains he did not know anything about epstein's crimes. the security expert, by the way, also said that on some parts of the ranch, surveillance cameras were not allowed. tucker.e >> tucker: thanks, trace. great to see you tonight. on some parts of the ranch, surveillance cameras were not allowed. tammy bruce hosts a show on
fox nation, and she joins us tonight. c some parts of the epstein ranch surveillance cameras were not allowed. >> i bet. >> tucker: what do you make of all of this. so creepy i can barely stand it? >> we are both laughing because this is so creepy. creepy dark laugh that it's inexplicable. here is what is fascinating. the focus has been on bill clinton and the flights he is taking. this story clearly places i f hillary clinton in that same realm. but it's not just that dynamic. here now we have hillary clinton with a link to jeffrey epstein. we clearly know of a strong link with her and harvey weinstein. ronan farrow just this weekn. came out with an admission that not only, of course, we know through his book that she tried to have an associate push him off of the weinstein story, but now hehe is saying that their relationship changed after he investigated weinstein. so this is not a woman who is caught up in some kind of a circle and is shocked by what is going on.
she tried to punish ronan farrow for doing his investigation, and now, while she has never talked about epstein. to say nothing of her husband's. all three men clearly credibly accused of rape. for the other two, sex trafficking. how does that work, that hillary clinton is in the link with all of those men, while ghislaine maxwell, the associate of epstein, is effectively a fugitive? her life is over. prince andrew's life is over. his daughter's lives are over. they won't be royals and won't have the same future as expected. bill clinton is still being urged to run for president. she is the only one with links to all three of those men. >> tucker: if she runs, do you think it would be fair to ask her, this ranch apparently had an 8-person "party shower." i would ask if i were
covering the campaign. what do you know about this? did you ever see the 8 person party shower? did you ever see it? what were you doing there. >> basic i questions. is it a coincidence that these are the men in her life? >> tucker: great point. >> what is it about these men that she thought was fine, and then we find out that two of them at least where perhaps two of the most prolific abusers of women and rapists in the last half-century? >> tucker: i know you arere not a mathematician, but what you think the odds of that are? >> i would probably, in one day, be struck by lightning and win the lottery. those odds are higher. these choices, who you associate with is a choice. and she has made remarkable choices. interestingly, these two men also relied on a unique kind of protection that we still don't understand perfectly, about how did they get away with what they did for so long? >> tucker: that's a good question. >> they have a common thread, and that common thread is named hillary, and yet we keep
focusing onul bill. i would say these kind of questions, just the surface, i'm sure. we need to ask questions, and she should be asked them, and she should answer t them. >> tucker: we don't even know where the money came from. how did jeffrey epstein get so rich? how did he afford an 8-person party shower, molestation isla island? i thought we had a press corps in this country. you can't answer that question... >> we are willing to ruin the lives of people associated with him, so now why is a woman who seemed to be associated with him not facing the same scrutiny? >> tucker: great question. >> a more complicated web thant maxwell or prince andrew. we just want some fairness across the board. t>> tucker: the great tammy bruce. thank you for that. >> thank you. >> tucker: the modern american economy has made people in the finance world very rich, richer than ever before. how is it working out for everyone else? we will investigate and tell you
what hedge funds did to one small town in nebraska. we went there with cameras. that's after the break. ♪ - [spokeswoman] meet the ninja foodi pressure cooker, the best of pressure cooking and air frying now in one pot, and with tendercrisp technology, you can cook foods that are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. the ninja foodi pressure cooker, the pressure cooker that crisps.
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rimmed with barbed wire.e. you will see a lot of them. outside of the coastal cities, seems like this are everywhere. this is your country now. shuttered businesses across the street a from thrift stores and methadone clinics. that's america. community after community desiccated, empty husks with esnothing left, huge swaths of e united states look like that now. so whatpe happened? well, a lot lot of things happened. some of them are complicated and hard to change, but one of the big factors in the slow-moving disasters the other transformation of the way our leaders think about the american economy. during the last of gilded age, 125 years ago, america's ruling class may have been ostentatiously rich, and they were, go to rhode island if you need proof. but it was still a recognizablyy american class. tycoons are key related fortune, but also felt obligation to the country around them. still kind cartoon andrew carnegie famously built stone libraries around the country for the edification of people
beneath him. john t rockefellers and many other so-called robber barons set aside huge portions of their wealth and their property to make this country better. yellowstone, acadia national park, et cetera. maybe mostar significantly, in january 1914, henry ford more than doubled the prevailing factory wage to a then remarkable 5 for an eight hour day, and he didn't have to do that, but his company was succeeding, and he thought he did. some accredit the creation of the american middle class to that decision. it's impossible to imagine a big company doing anything like that today picker attitudes are just two different. your average finance mobile looks at workers as costs to be reduced or eliminated entirely. private equity isn't building a lot of public libraries these indays. instead, the model is ruthless economic efficiency. buy the company come outsource the jobs, liquidate the assets, fire middle management, and when the smoke is clear, dump
what remains to the highest bidder, often in asia. it happens all the time it is made people phenomenally rich. one is a new york city based hedge fund manager, with more than $4 billion. he made a lot of that money by purchasing sovereign debt from distressed countries in trouble, usually at a massive discount. once a country's economy gained stability, he would bombard the government with lawsuits with a the practice is called vulture capitalism, feeding off the carcass of a dying nation. in some ways, not so different from what singer and his firm, elliott management, have done in thiscountry and to country. over the past couple of decades, elliott management has made billions by buying large stakes in americann countries, companies, then firing workers, driving up share prices, and in some cases, takingnj government bailouts -- insult to injury.
they once no one is pretending his tactics aren't good for anyone but himself. consider the automotive parts supplier. during the last financial crisis, hedge funds including his own elliott management, purchase the company. the company took billions of dollars in government bailouts, paid for by you. obama's autos are compared that to extortion. once theymone had the money comn they move the jobs overseas and cut retiree pensions entirely or shifted the cost to taxpayers. with later financial commitments at home and factories abroad, the stock price soared. according to investigative reporter greg pallas, of the 25 plants and operationally hedge fund started buying debt, only four were still operating in the united states by 2012. that means tens of thousands of
unionized and white collar workers lost their jobs. the hedge fund cashed out for more than a billion dollars. see how that works? some countries, including the united kingdom, have banned this kind of behavior. it bears no resemblance whatsoever to the capitalism we were promised in schools. it creates nothing, destroys entire cities. it couldn't be uglier or more destructive. so why is it still allowed in the united states? the short answer: because people like paul singer have tremendous influence over our political process. singer himself was the second largest donor to the republican party in 2016. he's given millions to a super pac that supports republican senators. you may never have heard of paul singer, which tells you a lot in itself, but in washington, he is rock star famous, and that may be why he is almost certainlyth paying a lower effective tax rate than your average fireman, just in case you are still wondering if our system is rigged. oh, yeah, it is. tonight, we want to tell you a little more about how paul
singer does business pick of the story begins in a small town called sydney nebraska, two hours outside denver. sydney is the longtime home of a sporting goods retailer, cabela's, which sells fishing and hunting gear. in october of 2015, singers hedge fund disclosed an 11% stake in cabela's and pushed the board to sell the company. cabela's management, fearing a long and costly fight with singer, announced they would look for a buyer.a' at the time, cabela's was a relatively healthy company. it was posting nearly $2 billion a year in gross profits off t $4 billion in revenue. there didn't seem to be anel immediate need to sell, but cabela's sold, anyway, after being pushed. so one year after singer entered the equation, bass pro shops announced the purchase of cabela's. company's stock price searched. within a week -- literally a week -- paul singer cashed out. he bought the stock for $38 a share, sold it for $63 a share.
his hedge fund made at least $90 million upfront, and likely more over time. but in sidney, nebraska, it was a very different story. the residents of sydney did not get rich. no, just the opposite. their community was devastated, destroyed. the town lost nearly 2,000 jobs. a heartbreakingly familiar cascade began. people left, property values collapsed, and people couldn't leave, they were trapped there. one of the last thriving small towns in this country went under. we recently sent two producers to sidney, nebraska, to survey the wreckage and consider what happened. our producers talked to more than a dozen employees, and almost all of them refused to speak to us on camera, fearful of legal retribution from the famously vicious paul singer. but off-camera, they told us their story. here it is. >> sydney is a great place to be. >> this is sydney nebraska, the small town two hours outside of denver. for decades, the sporting retailer cabela's kept its
headquarters in the town. is the company grew more prosperous, so did the town. >> cabela's was a keystone employer. small town values, big time opportunities. speak of model was turned on itd when the hedge fund managed by billing or singer took an ove ownership stake in cabela's. >> we got the news that this company was buying a stake in cabela's, that shakes things up. >> at the time, it was making billions of dollars, but they said they could drive up the stock price by forcing a merger. a once thriving town lost everything. >> the second i got the phonen' call, i bawled. >> that is ou how a longtime employee reacted to losing her job. >> myy future, now i don't know what my future is. >> around 2,000 jobs gone.
>> sydney was devastated. >> he ruined a good american town, just destroyed it. >> o'connell runs the town lumberyard. before the w merger, business ws great. >> we were just buried with business. >> not his customer base has collapsed. >> how many new homes have been built since cabela's and bass pro shops merged? >> one house. >> before paul singers hedge fund put cabela's in its site, sydney was experience experienca building boom. >> we are going to have all of these great things happening, and instead, we are working our tails off to figure out a way to survive. >> for the people of sydney, it's been a disaster. those who want to leave sydney cacannot go. for those who want to stay calm it's almost impossible to find a job. >> how long did it take you to find a new job? >>
just shy of five months. >> as good as your old job? >> not even close. >> as a sydney collapsed, wall street cashed in. paul singer's hedge fund sold out before it wase even complet. in may nearly $100 million. >> they don't care about all nebraska, small town. paul singer is proud of what he did. it's pretty sick human being. >> tucker: as we were doing that story, we were warned by people around washington: don't criticize paul singer. that's not a good idea of. as that package played, i got a text from a well-known person in washington. holy smokes, i can't believef you're doing this. i'm afraid of paul singer.. we will see what happens. meanwhile, ben sasse, the point the texture was making, a senator who represents the state of nebraska. sydney is not large, but you might think about the death of a town in his state would be of concern to him, u.s. senator
from nebraska. so far, it doesn't seem like he has commented on what happened to sidney. we looked hard, then we called his office to seeee if they coud point to a time when he commented on the destruction of sydney, or supply a statement to us about what happened there. but ben sasse's office didn't even respond to our producers. that's odd. but then here is one possible explanation for that. during his senate run, ben sasse received the largest possible donation from paul singer. well, the least impressive people in america and all agree on one thing. people who disagree with them can't be trusted. in fact, they must be working for russia. we will explore the ongoing rebirth of mccarthyism in this country, next. ♪
moment on sunday over at nbc, on one of the sunday shows people use to pay attention to but no longer do. u.s. senator john kennedy of louisiana was on there with chuck todd, the host, and he made an argument that todd didn't like. todd didn't rebut the argument, not capable of that, so instead he did what many do now. he accused senator kennedy of being an agent of russia. >> senator kennedy, you know how the president of ukraine saying orhe actually actively worked fe democratic nominee for president. you realize the only otherts person selling this argument outside the united states is this man, vladimir putin? >> tucker: so, in a normal time, we would all recognize that for what it was, and p embarrassing and low moment. accusing people without evidence under the cover of journalism, of acting on behalf of a foreign government? there is a name for that, actually, it's called mccarthyism. we went through a period without happened. we learned nothing, apparently,
the left did. that's what it is, mccarthyism. after calling people racist, it is the press' new favorite baseless accusation to throw around. yesterday at msnbc, one of the anchors and one of the guests agreed that senator kennedy must be working for russia. watch this. >> in defiance of fact, intelligence assessment, reason, senator john kennedy was out peddling vladimir putin's talking points. >> i mean, here's a guy who has a degree from oxford. he's not an unintelligent man, but he comes off as an addled russian assets on television. >> i don't understand the proactive work on behalf of vladimir putin on the kremlin. >> i don't understand, either. >> tucker: yeah, you must be disloyal. a journalist with the gray zone and the nation, joins us tonight. thanks for coming on. what do you make of --aa this seems to have escalated the last few years to the point where formerly mainstream journalists
are looking at the camera, you must be a traitor to the country. what do you make of that? dy what's funny about the indignation of senator kennedy's comments, he was pointing out a documented fact. there was ukrainian meddling in 2016, and it's most secret. ukrainian officials leaked information that exposed some inherentio corruption by paul manafort, and it was inconsequential, it led tom paul manafort's resignation from the trump campaign, and the stated intent ofen ukrainian officials was to weaken the trump campaign, because they wanted to help elect hillary clinton. you know, it's strange to see pundits pretending that didn't happen. what they are trying to do is complete that with t a different theory, which is that trump tried to put forward in a phone call with zelensky where hee appears to say it was in russian that was behind the hacking of the dnc, it might've been ukraine. it'sen true therece is no evidee for that theory, and it's fair enough to point out that. was also ironic here is that
people who are indignant about that claim by trump are accepting the claim that russia hacked the dnc, even though there is no evidence yet. there have been claims by intelligence officials, but those same intelligent officials gave us the scam that was the trump-russia collusion. >> tucker: mas stop you there? i think you're one of the more credible voices on this, and i do think we on politics, but you follow this carefully. at this point, december 3rd, 2019, we still don't have actual evidence that the russian government hacked the dnc? >> we have had claims from an intelligence process that was managed by john brennan, who has a very sketchy history, including being caught lying to the senate when the senate was investigating the cia torture program. and we have an indictment from robert mueller, but that indictment, as i've written about at real clear investigation, has serious holes. trump raises this theory inha te phone call with zelensky that ii might have been ukraine, but i think trump should do -- but i
think all journalists should be calling for -- is let the public see for ourselves with the underlying evidences for it. we have been told by discredited intelligence officials that it was russia. that intelligence should be released so everyone can judge for themselves. >> tucker: i don't think you understand the rules. if you don't take it at face value, the claims of american intel officials, present or retired, then you are working fored russia. >> well, you know, yeah. >> tucker: [laughs] speak of the irony here at -- >> tucker: almost out of time, so summit up for me. >> this point right now, there is a a huge scandal that you highlighted on your show that everyone else is ignoring, where intelligence officials told us that syria carried out a chemical weapons attack. now we have whistle-blowers at the opcw raising a question about that. nobody on either side is talking about that. >> tucker: shame on me for not doing that story every night, thank you for reminding me. that is a scandal, an actual one. aaron holiday, thank you for some much. >> thanks for having me. >> tucker: george soros funded
prosecutors. in city after city, things are getting sketchy, people committing crimes in public and getting away with it, not making anybody happier or safer, especially for people, by thehy way. we tell you what is happening and why after the break. ♪ - do you have a x of video tapes, film reels, or photos, that are degrading? legacybox professionally converts them to dvds, thumb drive, or the cloud. legacybox is simple and safe, with over half a million satisfied customers. visit legacybox.com today, and get 40% off.
there is no downside for them on either account. they can chill themselves taxpayer-funded bodyguards. but normal people aren't so lucky. u.s. cities are being plagued by a surge, for example, of mom-based crimes, crowds of people who allude stores with targeted individuals. attacks are a 50% over the last year, andlo a local television station chronicled the problem. watch this. >> he hit me three or four times on the o side of the head, broke open myy lip, so i was bleeding quite a lot. >> one guy knocked me on the ground, took my wallet. >> these are the stories of victims, largely random attacks on the streets of the district. the one thing in common, the suspects were large groups of teens. video showed teens throwing a man onto metro tracks back in september. take a look at this video come up to 14 punching, even spitting, on men outside the dupont circle hotel in july. >> tucker:oo chadwick moore is a new york journalist who joins us
now. how did this happen? i got confused. >> [laughs] this progressive insurgency in our nation's largest cities. make no mistake, this is not -- this is very planned. the same problems spreading from our once great cities, increasingly becoming more third world and dystopian. falling from one city to the next pick of the problems, same violence,es crime, homelessness, addiction, spreading from new york, los angeles, san francisco, seattle, and you can trace it back to, essentially, what is being established, the sort of progressive -- collection of city states. instead of their leaders, their mayors, the municipal leaders, caring about places they have been elected to manage, they are looking outwards, ideologues, not city managers. they care about climate change and social justice, and their ambitions are global, not even national or local. they are not the 21st century
ceos that our dying cities desperately need. they behave more like smarmy televangelists and aloof 17th century monarchs. and look what is happening. our cities have fallen into chaos because they don't know how to manage these places, and criminal justice is only one area. you were right to big up police, law enforcement, being castrated, effectively. mayors who don't support them, free income criminals on the the street to pick a look at seattle, 48% of reports not even being investigated. that's the fault of o the people higher up than the police force, who no longer process civility crimes, no longer process crimes they think might be deemed looking racist or persecuting a certain bunch. >> tucker: it's a very deep point you make. they are not managing at all. they are absolutely making airy statements to the globe, even as their own cities degrade, as
ours is, unfortunately. chadwick moore, thanks for that. great to see you tonight. >> you too. >> tucker: back tomorrow night, 8:00 p.m., the show that is the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink. hgood night from washington. guess who is next? you're right, sean hannity from new york. >> sean: thank you, tucker. with just hours to go until the schiff show moves to the judiciary, of course, the psychotic, chump-hating, impeachment hearingin rage, whih is really not -- i will explain in a minute. democrats have finally released a document outlining their charges against the president. the so-called trump-impeachment report, nothing but an insane, convoluted, 14,000 word diatribe concocted by either fearless, compromised, corrupt, coward, congenital liar. that would be adam schiff, their leader. the report is chock-full of nothing but conspiracy theories, left-w