Jun 6, 2019

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!"

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Trump says he will campaign against Lisa Murkowski after her support for Mattis

Trump with Barr and Meadows outside St. John's Episcopal church in Washington, D.C. on June 1. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump tweeted on Thursday that he would endorse "any candidate" with a pulse who runs against Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).

Driving the news: Murkowski said on Thursday that she supported former defense secretary James Mattis' condemnation of Trump over his response to protests in the wake of George Floyd's killing. She described Mattis' statement as "true, honest, necessary and overdue," Politico's Andrew Desiderio reports.

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The president vs. the Pentagon

Trump visits Mattis and the Pentagon in 2018. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

Over the course of just a few hours, President Trump was rebuffed by the Secretary of Defense over his call for troops in the streets and accused by James Mattis, his former Pentagon chief, of trampling the Constitution for political gain.

Why it matters: Current and former leaders of the U.S. military are drawing a line over Trump's demand for a militarized response to the protests and unrest that have swept the country over the killing of George Floyd by police.

New York Times says Tom Cotton op-ed did not meet standards

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A New York Times spokesperson said in a statement Thursday that the paper will be changing its editorial board processes after a Wednesday op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which called for President Trump to "send in the troops" in order to quell violent protests, failed to meet its standards.

Why it matters: The shift comes after Times employees began a coordinated movement on social media on Wednesday and Thursday that argued that publishing the op-ed put black staff in danger. Cotton wrote that Trump should invoke the Insurrection Act in order to deploy the U.S. military against rioters that have overwhelmed police forces in cities across the country.