Fox News host Tucker Carlson used his show Monday night to blow up Barack Obama, calling the former president a "creepy old man".
Carlson said this in response to a new PSA Obama did for NBC News urging Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccination.
“NBC is up now, and you may have seen these public service announcements (PSAs) whose on-air talent demands that everyone in the country get the shot. Barack Obama just released this creepy little video asking young children to take the picture, "Carlson said.
He then played a clip from the PSA that originally aired last week.
"Hi everyone, it's Barack. Now that every American over the age of 16 is eligible to get the vaccine, I want to talk about getting yours," Obama said, according to Newsweek. "The vaccine is safe, effective and free. I have one, Michelle has one, people you know have one. And now you can get one too. "
"This is the only way we can get back to all of the things we love, from spending time with grandparents to concerts to live sports," he continued. "So get the vaccine asap."
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Carlson shot back, shaking his head in disgust when he said Obama was an "NBC on-air talent".
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The Fox News host didn't stop there, describing the PSA as “a creepy old man who tells your kids and young children to take medication the effects of which we don't fully understand. This is completely normal, yes, it happens every day. Don't ask questions, just do it. "
Carlson then played a CNN clip in which medical analysts explained how increased vaccination rates correlate with decreased infection rates in the community.
"As CNN recently stated, we won't get our freedom back until you (vaccinate your children)," said Carlson.
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Tucker Carlson responds to Obama doing a PSA and urging more Americans to get vaccinated after teenagers over 16 were given permission to get the shot:
"A creepy old man is telling your children, your young children, to take drugs that we don't fully understand the effects of." pic.twitter.com/eQ5HX0TAv6
– Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) May 4, 2021
Carlson has long been one of the few media outlets to question anything about the coronavirus vaccines. The backlash against him is already growing because he used Obama, who is basically a saint in the eyes of the left, to prove his point last night.
This piece was written by James Samson on May 4th, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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