Carlson on his broadly watched present as soon as once more sowed doubt in regards to the pictures when calling former President Barack Obama “creepy” for releasing a video encouraging younger folks to obtain them.
Within the quick clip shared on TikTok, Obama famous how each American over the age of 16 is now eligible to get the jab — and urged them to.
“The vaccine is secure, it’s efficient, it’s free,” stated Obama. “It’s the one means we’re going to get again to all of the issues we love from safely spending time with grandparents to going to live shows and watching reside sports activities.”
Watch Obama’s video right here:
“Some creepy previous man telling your youngsters, your little children to take medication whose results we don’t absolutely perceive. It’s completely regular, yeah, that occurs day-after-day. Don’t ask questions, simply do it.”
Obama is 59. Carlson is 51.
Watch Carlson’s feedback right here:
Elsewhere within the section, Carlson peddled baseless theories about what may occur to folks after being “compelled” to obtain the shot:
“What subsequent? And something is the reply to that query. If the authorities are permitted to regulate a well being care choice this intimate, if they will drive you and your youngsters to take a vaccine you don’t need and are afraid of, then what can’t they do? Nothing. They may have whole energy over your physique and your thoughts ceaselessly. What’s the restrict to their energy? There isn’t one.”
Critics, spurred on by a tweet from progressive PAC MeidasTouch which sarcastically asked people to not make the #CreepyTucker hashtag go viral, slammed Carlson. In latest weeks, the Fox character has additionally downplayed the deadly U.S. Capitol riot and pushed white supremacist speaking factors on his present:
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