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Tucker Carlson on Elizabeth Warren: "She sounds like Donald Trump at his best"

Fox News host Tucker Carlson praised 2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren's "economic patriotism" plan during his Wednesday show, quoting the policy at length before saying "she sounds like Donald Trump at his best."

The big picture: Carlson emphasized that he believes most Republicans would agree with the elements of Warren's proposal that deal with "creating and defending good American jobs," saying that many of her policies "make obvious sense."

Yes, but: Carlson also described the Massachusetts senator as a "race-hustling, gun-grabbing abortion extremist."

  • He also neglected to mention the environmental aspects of Warren's "Green Manufacturing Plan," which largely focuses on using American manufacturing and jobs to develop the technology needed to power the Green New Deal.

What he said during his segment:

"She says the US government should buy American products when it can. And of course it should. She says we need more workplace apprenticeship programs because four-year college degrees aren't right for everyone. Well, that's true. She says that taxpayers ought to benefit from the research and development that they pay for. ...
She sounds like Donald Trump at his best!"

Go deeper: Elizabeth Warren on the issues, in under 500 words