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the program. >> always a pleasure. >> you bet. >> before i leave, i have to wish my parents a happy anniversary. they have been married 29 years. look at my dad with that cool phone and my mom beautiful as ever. i'm lawrence jones. tucker carlson is next. >> tucker: good evening. welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." happy monday. you thought you had a great weekend. see what barack obama did? it was more fun than anything that happened at your house. for his 60th birthday, barack obama threw a party on martha's vineyard. his place is on the ocean naturally, but unlike your ocean front property in destin, obama's property has been
declared exempt in the rise in sea levels that will overcome crisis in climate change that you caused. no matter what happens, obama will be safe on martha's vineyard. ever sensitive to the feeling of the subjects, obama did his best to down play the size and opulence of the event. his p.r. team did not mention the hundreds of servants. the party would be nothing like king faruke might have hosted. barack obama's party was an intimate gathering of family and friends. in the end, that's what it was. the thing is, you can see from the photographs, barack obama has a lot of very close friends. what is interesting is who they are. joe biden was not at the party that is weird considering that joe biden and barack obama are like brothers. as close as two straight men can be as joe biden has told us
himself many times. if you had been watching carefully, notice that barack obama has never made that claim. he never said a lot about liking joe biden. now we know he doesn't. so who does barack obama like? well, in a word, celebrities. obama likes celebrities. lots and lots of celebterties. it's like the red carpet. oprah, jay z, tom hanks, george clooney and a bunch of other people you wouldn't recognize if you don't live on social media and over 30. a ton of them, a surprise to see i. barack obama is a genius. we can be certain of it because we've heard that claimed as fact for 15 years now. yet we know that when barack obama relaxes at his own house, it's not with intellectuals or people that can read books, it's with the kids he watches on tik tok. obama passes around high fives, throws on slip-on shoes and the
only gray hawaiian shirt and hits the dance floor. it's party time. wait a second, you asked, a gray hawaiian shirt? is that legal? when you're barack obama it is. the normal rules don't apply to you. remember, this is the man whose staff referred to him as black jesus without sarcasm. when you're part the waves, you don't get hung up on fashion regulations or public regulations. there's a global pandemic out there. may have heard about it. it's getting worse. the cdc says the delta variant is so dangerous that we can no longer have civil liberties. private property rights have been suspended. our children have to wear masks al school again. we should not be allow to go to dinner, fly on airplanes, have a job without displaying our new vaccine passports. barack obama supports all of that. he's for all the restriction. that doesn't mean he wants to live under those restrictions. so on saturday, obama's guests
didn't have to show their papers to get into the party like cnn employees didn't have to prove they were vaccinated. unlike your kids, they don't have to wear masks. it's like 2019 at the obama house like the pandemic never happened. the question is, does tony fauci know this? if so, is he okay with it? that's a pressing public health question. we called tony fauci to find out. he was too busy. he's not into publicity. he was tied up doing a photo shoot for "teen vogue." our loss. so we have to go with his previous statement. when large groups of maskless people without vaccine passports gather in one place, it's a grave danger to america. but only when those people ride harley-davidsons. sunday fauci scolded bikers gathering in sturgis, south dakota. these people are dangerous, tony
fauci told us. some went to community college and there's some that didn't go at all. you should be worried. it's exactly what he told us last year about the sturgis rally that many would die. so we checked because numbers are important on a news show. did that happen? whatever to last year's sturgis? turned out almost 500,000 people went. 450,000. in the end, fewer than 0.1% of them got covid. so no, millions did not die. it was fine. tony fauci did not change his guidance. he's not deterred by his own bigotry and stupid predictions. so here he was warning us a again about the perils of sturgis. >> well, i'm very concerned, chuck that we're going to see another surge related to that rally. i mean, to me, it's -- it's understandable that people want to do the kinds of things that they want to do. they want their freedom to do that. there comes a time when you're dealing with a public health
crisis that could involve you, your family and every up with else that something supersedes that need to do what you want to do. >> tucker: well, i'm very concerned, chuck. so as tony fauci explained, given how dangerous to public health those bikers at sturgis are, you've got to wonder what the risk the rest of us face might be from barack obama's martha's vineyard birthday party. how you have hundreds of people indoors without masks that haven't proven their vaccination status. if the numbers tell us anything, quit a few of them were not vaccinated. is that acceptable or not? that's an urgent public health question. the kind that you think tony fauci exists to answer as the highest paid public sector employee. he didn't answer the question. as we told you, we tried and he won't answer it. so where do you think barack obama got the idea that it's a good idea to hold a huge indoor
event with people that have not proven they have gotten a shot and without wearing a mask? how can he determine that? maybe he watched his friend, mural bowser from d.c. she did the same thing. bowser you'll recall forced a new mask mandate on her city but delayed it within hours long enough to hold a birthday party for herself. that's fine. it's cool. it's not like she rides a harley. she's a democratic office holder. now, if you still believe in science and becoming slightly confused by this public health guidance, you didn't watch cnn this weekend. they laid it out. listen to this reporter from "the new york times" explain why barack obama can have maskless parties indoors without vaccine passports at the same time that you're not allowed to visit your dying parents in the hospital. it's not arbitrary. there's a reason, a medical reason. watch. >> other people said, you know,
this is really being overblown. they're following all the safety precautions. people are going to sporting events bigger than this. this is going to be safe, this is a sophisticated vaccinated crowd. >> tucker: okay. now we're talking science. when it happens at barack obama's 12 -- over $20 million house on the ocean that climate change, when it happens there, it's not a problem. the crowd -- we're quoting "new york times" -- is sophisticated and vaccinated. we don't know about the vaccinated because they didn't have to prove it. again, if the numbers are right, a lot of them weren't vaccinated. maybe more than half. but that's not what she was saying. the emphasis here, the medically significant word is sophisticated. right now the biden administration is forcing unvaccinated people to obey every requirement that
vaccinated people have to follow. it's the sophisticated crowds that are except from the rules. you should also know the sophisticated in this country, the king farukes that walk among us are also exempt from having to pay taxes. exempt from having their police defunded. exempt from having catholic charities move penniless immigrants into their neighborhood in the new section 8 housing on your street. they don't have to deal with that because they're sophisticated. it's nice to be sophisticated. it's bad to be unsophisticated. if you're unsophisticated, cnn won't come to your defense. its anchors won't defend you. when you're unsophisticated, they will devout hours to mocking you. >> you think this will be a super spreader event? >> i'm sure. the slogan for sturgis, we're spreading our wings but i'm concerned they will spread more
than their wings. >> few attendees wore masks last year. that's likely to be the case again this year. >> this year sturgis rally attendees proved they didn't learn anything. drawing a bigger crowd amid a surge of cases caused by the delta variant and the unvaccinated. >> annual event kicked off over the weekend with packed bars, rock concerts and barely any masks. >> you think they'd learn. but nope. >> you'd think they learn. can you imagine riding a motorcycle outside with no mask on. reckless freaks killing the rest of us. you'd think they would learn! nope? that's the judgment of dr. don lemon. there was no covid outbreak at sturgis last year. somehow nobody has told cable news. they're convinced it was a super spreader event go to cnn's website and you'll find a piece
with this headline. "south dakota sturgis motorcycle rally a cautionary tale in the age of covid-19." a cautionary tale! caution against what? believing dummies at cnn? in the piece cnn reports with horror that there are virtually no tik tok stars this year at sturgis. they're all at martha's vineyard. oprah has never been to sturgis. according to cnn, sturgis involves drag races, rock concerts, tattoo contests, pub crawls and processions of harley-davidsons through the black hills mountain range. whoa! whoa! you know what that means, right? public health disaster. or again in the words of cnn, the sturgis rally had many characteristics of a super spreading event. large crowds, high intensity of contact between people, potential for highly infectious individuals travelling from hot spots and events in poorly
invented lated indoor environments. not at all like what they're doing under the tent in martha's vineyard with the tik tok kids. turns out they're know sophisticated. they're super spreaders. in this country, you're one or the other. that's your choice. candice host is the host of "candice" to unravel the mystery of sophisticated and public health. candice, great to see you tonight. so you know, a lot of us have been thinking, how do we protect ourselves against this global pandemic? turns out sophisticated is the most reliabling prophylactic. >> that's right. if you have a little dose of sophisticated, you can do whatever you wants. you don't have to mask. you can see your relatives. it's funny, laughable and so frustrating. people are right to be angry. we spent an entire two years now
where people looked at people and said, are you a person that wants to go see your loved one that passed away? do you want to attend their funeral? you're a selfish human being.do you want to watch your daughter get married? you're selfish if you don't shut this down. if you like i was pregnant during lock down. >> did you want your husband to attend your ultra sound? you're selfish and backward. you're ignoring the science, right? we heard this over and over again being reinforced by the academia, the snobs that look over their balcony and say whatever they want because they don't live like us, tucker. they don't live like us. they don't care. obama just had his media friends run cover. i'll scale it down. they don't care. at the end of the day, i'm going to celebrate my 60th birthday party. that's what they said. the story of the haves and the have nots. the haves are laughing at the have nots as they continue to make the simon says rules that
everybody has to follow absent any meaningful discussion. trust the science, blanket. don'tgo against it our you're backwards. >> tucker: i wonder that it's totally transparent. it's open. you can torch minneapolis, but that's not a super spreader event. you can have a party in martha's vineyard. sturgis is a danger to the nation. how long do people keep participating in their own humiliation you think? >> they have to stop. i've been vocal. i've said across social media especially after this birthday party, it's adding insult to injury. it's time for civil disobedience. i want to be clear here. when i say civil disobedience. have your birthday party. have your daughter's wedding.stop listening to these people that don't care about you, that tell you that you need to wear a mask while they fly
around private and don't know what it's like to go through an airport and treated like you're a diseased individual. it's time to stop listening to them. they don't have go through what you go through. they enjoy it, by the way. they're laughing and mocking at you and enjoy watching you suffer while they continue to live their lives. >> my favorite line, civil disobedience like having your daughter's wedding. candice owens, you're the best. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> tucker: so we're back in our country and grateful to be here. we spent a week in hungary. it's worth leaving to get a perspective. turns out we don't have to list like this. you can have a country that is orderly and clean and has real borders. all you need is leaders that care about you. we'll show you part of what we learned after the break.
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here with barack obama anyway. we're in hungary all of last week. we interviewed the prime minister of hungary for a documentary series. we took a look at their border policies that work better than ours. didn't expect it to be too big of a deal. why we were gone, we were denounced as fascists. up to something really bad. so my producers decided today maybe we should admit what we were up to. a speech at a college in hungary about -- no, not invading anybody or fascism. mostly about architecture. we're going to play a clip to prove it. here it is. >> i just can't resist saying this since we're in the middle of central europe looking at this vista which moves me, looking at the buildings that moves me. not because they're hold and have bullet holes, which are a very useful reminder -- i wish i
lived in a city full of bullet holes. every morning you look at them and say it could be really bad. it's been bad. there's a lot at stake. make wise, sober, long-term decisions or else you could have more bullet holes. it's true. it's true. i could spend all day levelling accurate accusations about the american foreign policy establishment. the main one would be that they have no sense of how bad things can get. this is the bad side of up the side of america. america is optimistic. always has been. came from around the world, showed up in the mostly untouched continent with an ocean to separate us from the lunatics and fertile farmland. gave us the feel that everything is possible and has been possible. i'll never stop being grateful for of-proud of it.
the other side of the corn as you say in hungary is that americans have no since of how bad things can get. could be a lot worse. our physical isolation cuts us off from the history of the rest of the world. there's no a passion to study what happened before in a place that you're building anew, right? right. so we don't have a sense of that. so i love your bullet holes. probably the only visitor to your nation that has complimented your small arms and artillery scars. here's what i like more about the landscape of hungary. it's pretty. it's pretty. the buildings are pretty. the architecture uplifts. so this is another third rail of american policy. you're not allowed to know that our buildings are grotesque and de-he mannizing. why? because they're ugly. ugly dehumanizing us.
dehumanizing is the act of convincing people that they don't matter. they're not distinct soles, unique, not created by god. they're puddy in the hands only solve larger force, that they must obey. this is what all authoritarian movements do. you don't matter. wear a mask. you're all the same. ugly architecture, brutalist architecture, glass and steel architecture was designed to send that message. not to uplift but to oppress. it is very noticeable, this is never noted in the united states, which unfortunately over time it has its aesthetic sense dulled whatever matters? the gdp, the new car, the new
place in aspen. i'm not against that or wealth for sure. but i would trade it to live in a pretty police that uplifts your spirit. you behave this way if you care. if you care. if you think of your country like you're home, you don't want it to look crappy. it's that simple. if it's your house, you want to be in charge of who sleeps there. that's not a complex principle. it's the most basic human principle. so as i'm standing at the border, at the border fence thinking about this watching the german shepherd pass, i was trying to talk to a border guard like every hungarian i've met from the driver, the waiter had better english than our own president. [ laughter and applause ]
how often do people come to the border? how often do you see migrants putting latters atop the wire? it's like every hour, every day, at night? i'm trying to ask the dumb journalist questions. he said well and he stopped and he looked down very intensely like something bad had happened. i'm from the u.s. where we have poisonous stakes. so i don't know if they have cobraing in hungary. i step back. there's a plastic sandwich bag about that big on the ground stuck in the bottom of the chain link fence. this guard reaches down, grabs the bag and puts it in his own pocket. i don't think i have seen in my life very new displays more powerful than that. >> tucker: bottom line, we don't have to live this way. walk through midtown manhattan, which the people in charge right now did not build.
previous generations built it. watch what the people in charge let what happened to it. we don't have to live like that. that was the emcc festival in hungary. there we were there for "tucker carlson originals" out soon on foxnation.com. we're about to do something after the break we have never done before. we're going to defend chris cuomo. we can promise you not a single picture of his sweaty workout. no kidding. that's next. (upbeat pop music in background throughout)
cuomo is still the governor of new york. can't tell you how much longer. matt finn has more. >> brittany commisso has accused governor cuomo of sexual harassment. she said while taking the selfie, the governor inappropriately touched her. >> i then felt while taking a selfie his hand go down my back on to my butt. he started rubbing it. not sliding it, not quickly brushing over it. rubbing my butt. >> commisso alleges the governor gave her hugs that she says were not the type that he would give her mother or brother but the type seeking sexual satisfaction. they were not welcome. the governor has denied inappropriately touching anyone. he released a reel of him kissing and hugging people
saying it's a normal behavior. there's growing calls for cuomo to resign. even the president said cuomo should step down. the new york assembly is conducting an impeachment investigation. they only need a simply majority vote to move forward with the trial, tucker. >> tucker: matt finn. thanks so much for that. >> thank you. >> tucker: so andrew cuomo is a weirdo, a butt rubber. but tomorrow we'll see that but take time to defend the chief body building brother on cnn. in the middle of this scandal that may remove his brother from office, chris cuomo decided to go on vacation. could this really be a vacation? cnn broke into their extended coverage of sturgis to answer that question. yes, it's a real vacation. here's their position on his
vacation. >> telling a well-off host to hang out by the pool is not punish meant. it's b.c. when says i'm during a vacation on a scandal. scold ago host in public. saying what they did was inappropriate. that's an actual punishment. chris will have a surreal birthday on monday. he always takes his birth week off, always takes it off work, this week he will be absent while his brother is fighting for his political life. don't believe it. i checked the sources on his staff and they confirmed that he booked this time off months ago. >> tucker: can that be real? he has to be a plant from msnbc. there's no chance that he's actually acting on behalf of cnn. anyway, we're playing you the tape. you can evaluate it for himself. this is cnn's position.
whenever one of our anchors takes a vacation, it's real. if you work at fox news, all vacations are pretended. that was don lemon's position when we went fishing a couple years ago. >> tucker carlson is on vacation. fox news has a long history on their hosts heading out on vacation after they become ungulfed in controvercontrovers. >> two other quick things about chris cuomo in total sincerity. one, you're not responsible for the misbehavior of your relatives. sorry. you didn't choose them. you're not responsible for anybody else's misbehavior. only you're own. it's the basis of american justice and human decency. don't blame people for things they didn't do. the other thing is, chris cuomo
is coming under fire for helping his brother in the middle of this crisis. we can't evaluate how true that is. but if it is true, let's be real for a second. it's understandable. it's his brother. your loyalty should be to your family above all else. not joking at all. maybe above your job. maybe above jeff zucker. if your brother calls and says i need help. if you don't give him help because you're pretending to be an anchor on a channel that nobody watches, you're going back on your brother. totally true. we're not going to criticize him for that. one more piece of advice, chris cuomo. take a break from the curls on vacation. you'll enjoy it better. several republicans in the senate a number of them a peer to be supporting the biden administration's infrastructure bill, a lot of which has nothing to do with infrastructure. the build would force people to have monitoring devices in their
cars. you'd need permission before starting your vehicle in the morning. the bill would legalize more racial discrimination in the name of equity, which is the opposite of what america should be about. not many republicans have said much about this. senator bill cassidy of louisiana in fact just tweeted, a good guy most of the time but tweeted this defense of the bill's equity provisions. "critical race theory is not in this bill. equity is not a catch phrase for critical race theory. equity is the whole justify case for critical race theory. it's important to know what you're talking about before your weigh-in on social media. one of the only republican senators that we can find that is doing anything to stop this bill is bill haggerty of tennessee. we're happy to have him joining us. thanks for coming on. some of your colleagues that you work with closely are supporting
this bill and actively defending it in public. but you are doing exactly the opposite. why? >> well, this bill has become obvious what it is. it's been shielded with the veneer of bipartisanship. what it has become is the open gate way to lead into this $3.5 trillion package that bernie sanders transformation package of america they're trying to set up. they gave us a 2,700 page bill. in a few days to look at it. the very afternoon that we get the cbo score that tells what the bill cost, it fell short by $250 billion. what is chuck schumer's response? let's rush it through the night. let's get on to the bigger part of this transformation of america. i said no. we're not going to accelerate it. we're going to expose it to the light of day. the more we can talk about it -- that's why we're having this conversation. we have an opportunity to let the american public understand what is in this bill. we let them understand what it
cost. now we're seeing positive movement in our direction. a couple of senators have changed their positions and not going to vote for the bill. we're putting a lot of pressure on the house. it will be very difficult for democrats in the swing districts to continue to support this as the light of day comes to bear and as their taxpayers, their citizens understand exactly what is in this bill. >> tucker: so if it's a infrastructure bill, that suggested it's for everybody regardless of what you look like and how you were born. what is equity? what does your race have to do with fixing the george washington bridge or making our airports less grotesque? >> it has nothing to do with it. yet this will empower pete buttigieg to determine how racist the system is and how he will fix it. equity is the code word for redistribution. it's not equality, which is what the foundation of this nation is. it's the opposite of that.
>> tucker: i mean know offense but if you're a republican voter and desperate for somebody to defend you, to stand up and say this is totally anti-american what you're doing, how should you feel when these republicans, some are good buys, i know a bunch of them but they're on board with it? do they understand the message they're sending to the voters? >> again, this is a massive power grab by the democrats. we've been lectured for four years about the fact that republicans under trump didn't respect our institutions. as soon as the democrats take control, they move to federalize our elections and now give us zero time to look at a billion that is falling a quarter trillion short a being funded and paid for. the time is now to push bark. that's what i've done. my colleagues need to take this time to look hard at this bill and what's in it. i hope it will affect their decision when it time to vote. >> you're not going to win lindsey graham who is actively working for the democratic
party. but i appreciate it. thanks. >> thanks, tucker. >> tucker: so you probably have the feeling there's weird stuff going on in hollywood. anthony knows what's going on. he was the most famous fixer in all of los angeles. he went to prison. he's out and highly informed a great guy and we talked to him at some length after the break.
pellicano was known as the best fixer in hollywood. in 2002, federal agents raided his office and found c-4 explosives. he second 25 years in jail. he never ratted out anyone and he learned an awful lot in the meantime. what an interesting person. he got out of jail in 2019. we spoke to him at great length about what he learned in hollywood and in prison for a new episode of "tucker carlson today." here's part of the conversation. >> so without betraying the confidence of the people for whom you worked, give us your assessment of hollywood. you were at the center of it. >> you're talking about hollywood then or now? >> the hollywood you knew. >> decadent.
envy. everything that you can imagine going on went on. you know? the reason i made so much money, people got themselves in trouble. needed to get out. they couldn't go to law enforcement. so they would go to their agent and go to their managers, lawyers. lawyers would hire me. >> tucker: give us a hypothetical problem. no names. just like what kind of thing you're talking about. >> you have the me too movement now. there was no such thing as a me too movement then. you understand? so you know, there were women who would do whatever they could to get next to a movie star or to make money or athletes, especially athletes. sleep with them, become pregnant so they get an annuity. or, you know, try to extort them for a large sum of money. you know, you've done something
with a woman. your wife doesn't know about it. you're a celebrity. it could cost you a lot of money should somebody disclose this. you know, i'd come in and take care of it. >> tucker: can you be more specific? >> well -- >> tucker: how would you fix that problem? a professional athlete, an actor, pregnant and not his wife. >> you have to give them reasons not to do it. i give it to them. that's as simple as that. i mean, you fix the problem. that's what i did. i was -- they called me a fixer. that's what i did. >> tucker: how hard is it to make that case to the person? being me, not too hard at all. but i mean -- they have to look
at you, know that you're serious. i mean, you could do this the easy way or you can do it the hard way. i don't give a [bleep] which way you choose because you're going to do what i want you to do at the end of the day. it's that simple. >> tucker: how forcefully did you have to make that case or did people believe you? >> sometimes very forceful. >> bret: a lot of times people would go run to other people to try to intercede. i'd have to face those people, too. at the end of the day, i took care of it. by the way, i always started out as a gentleman. always. always with reason. i always try to reason with people. i didn't get to the point where i had to use other means unless reasoning didn't work. you know? so you just think about that. >> tucker: what percentage would you say responded to reason?
>> not more than 25%. >> tucker: you had to go to plan b quite a bit. an amazing conversation with an amazing man. comes out of prison after 17 years-ish. loving and america and wiser. if you watch it, it goes on for about hour, you'll agree. anthony is quite a person on foxnation.com. news to share with you next and we will. we'll be right back.
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cancelled for political reason and explained american publishes defended the right of free speech has become the vanguard of censorship in this country. the book is called "the long slide", 30 years in american journalist. you can get it at tuckercarlson.com. it's published by simon and shuster. we're going to be going on laura i show tonight at 10:00, "the five" time at 5:00 and wednesday getting up early by our standards for "fox and friends." i can't wait to do that. anyway, it's called "the long slide." if you want to know, this is a snapshot of censorship in this country. go to tuckercarlson.com. that's it tomorrow. the show that the sworn and sincering enemy of group think.
anthony is on fox nation. see you tomorrow. sean is next. >> sean: thanks, tucker. welcome to "hannity" tonight. the hypocrisy in the democratic party has never been worse. andrew cuomo's aide resigned. governor cuomo is refusing to resign. and now legal charges and impeachment are well on its way. more coming up on this. first, we want to wish a happy birthday to barack obama. apparently my invitation got lost in the mail. because of covid-19 concerns, his birthday bash was going to be scaled back from over 700 guests to 30