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This is a rush transcript from “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” May 10, 2022. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS CHANNEL HOST: Good evening, and welcome to TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.
So, if you’re the White House Press Secretary — and thank God you’re not – – but if you were, you would have two tasks every day. You’ve got to learn the President’s views on what’s happening in the world so you can repeat them, and then you’ve got to try to remember the names of those weird- looking people sitting in the folding chairs in the briefing room.
So, it’s not an easy job, but it’s not a very rewarding one, either. You’re not making policy. You’re not making decisions. You’re repeating the party line.
Under normal circumstances, it takes a lot more creativity to, say, sell lipstick for L’Oreal than it does to be White House Press Secretary. They’re all worn out by the end, except under Joe Biden. It’s a totally different job under Joe Biden. The rules have changed.
If you’re Joe Biden’s Press Secretary, you’ve got to be able to think on the fly because your boss can’t. So, every time Biden goes outside, you’re going to be called upon to translate what he said or explain what he really meant, assuming for the sake of argument that he really meant anything at all.
“I know you’re frustrated,” Biden said today, for example. “I can taste it.” What does frustration taste like? An earthy, slightly unctuous blend of bacon notes, mango, and raspberry with an undertone of saddle leather? Maybe. Joe Biden didn’t say. The White House Press Secretary would know. That’s her job.
Or to name another example, which United States senators represent the State of Florida and which represent the State of Wisconsin, which is not near Florida. Well, the Press Secretary would have to know that, too, in case Biden screws it up as, of course, he just did today, et cetera.
So it is not an easy gig, and it’s a particularly tough job when the topics are serious, like nuclear war.
A few weeks ago, Joe Biden pledged to overthrow the government of Russia, which is fully capable of waging nuclear war, possessing, as it does, at least 6,000 nuclear warheads. That’s not a small thing, starting a global conflagration and ending human life on the planet.
So, it fell to the Press Secretary to clean it up. “We are not advocating for killing the leader of a foreign …….