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>> brian: that is a tape i was not expecting. we're going to listen to your show from 12 to three every day like they do in tyler, texas. >> believe it. have a good lead in. >> brian: thanks so much. thank you for watching "primetime" all week. i will see you tomorrow on "fox & friends" from 6:00 to 9:00. i think tucker or somebody special is hosting. ♪ ♪ >> good evening, and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." i am jesse watters in for tucker. we have learned a lot about joe biden in the last year. for one, we know he is not the same old scranton show that represented delaware in the senate for decades. for the oldest tough guy joe who saved the day by fighting off corn pops. he is not even the same joe biden who was barack obama's vice president. that joe biden is gone, and he has been gone for a while.
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in 2021, biden confirmed what many of us could see during the presidential campaign. he is dekeing. that is not an attack on biden. he is nearly 80 years old. anyone who has watched joe biden can see it. it is a fact we take no pleasure in stating. nobody is happy with the president of the united states trembles over his words or forget where he is. we don't enjoy watching him fall asleep in the middle of an overseas summit. but his decline is hard to ignore. 's latest example came just last night in an interview with abc news. joe biden struggled to remember the name of the latest covid variant, omicron. but maybe that is not exactly a surprise since joe biden also told us he didn't even see omicron coming. >> the vice president said in recent days that you didn't see delta coming, you didn't see omicron coming. how did you get it wrong? >> [laughs] i didn't get it wrong. nobody saw it coming.
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nobody in the whole world, who saw it coming? >> of the omicron variant has b. the world health organization announced its existence in late november. the u.s. government designated it as a concern days later. but somehow, joe biden missed all of that. if the president of the united states acknowledging he was completely unaware of the incoming call the invariance, that enough? biden then careerist coronavirus tests with pills. he sounded like he had no idea what he was talking about, and he frequently does. then he told us the lack of available coronavirus tests for the variant, he also tells us we are supposed to be scared of, isn't a failure. >> you told the american people just yesterday that we are preparing for what is coming. but three days before christmas, if you look out across the country, you see it everywhere, these long lines, people waiting for hours outside in the cold just to get tested. empty shelves, no test kits.
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is that a failure? >> no, i don't think it is a failure. you could argue that we should have known a year ago, six months ago, two months ago, a month ago. i have ordered half a billion of the pills, 500 million pills -- excuse me, 500 million test kits. that are going to be available to be sent to every home in america if anybody wants them. but the answer is yeah, i wish i had thought about ordering half a billion pills two months ago, before covid hit here. >> jesse: that is who has the final say on public health in this country. a man who can't differentiate between tests and pills, or delta and omicron. the same joe biden who told us earlier this year vaccines prevent transmission. "you are not going to get covid if you have these vaccinations." that is who is at the helm. americans expect the leader of the free world to inspire confidence heading into the new year. instead, joe biden confessed that nothing has been good enough. and in what was likely his last
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interview before millions of americans hope to gather for christmas, joe biden told the country that only vaccinated americans are permitted to celebrate one of our nation's most sacred holidays. >> we are nearly two years into this pandemic, you are a year into the presidency. empty shelves and no test kits in some places, three days before christmas, when it is so important, is that good enough? >> no, nothing has been good enough. but look, if you are tested, if you know where you are in terms of having gotten the shots, there's no reason why you can get together with your family and your friends, and we couldn't do that last christmas. >> jesse: if we learned anything new about joe biden last night, it's this. a year of failures and errors on everything from the economy to lockdowns and mandates, the border in afghanistan, have all taken their toll. joe biden is completely dejected, and he knows it. and if there was ever any doubt
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about biden's health or cognitive ability, he put that all to rest yesterday. biden actually admitted his own health was a legitimate question. we don't have to guess anymore. joe biden says his health could prevent him from running for reelection in 2024. >> i want to ask you about something i asked weeks before the election when we sat down. you said you would absolutely serve eight years if elected. do you plan to run for reelection? >> yes. but look, i'm a great respecter of faith. fate has intervened in my life many, many times. if i am in the health i'm in now, if i'm in good health, then in fact i would run again. >> and if that means a rematch against donald trump? >> are you trying to tempt me now? [laughter] sure. why would i not run against donald trump. that would increase the prospect of running. >> jesse: we can't think of any other time where a president has speculated about the decline
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of his own health. what's worse is joe biden thinks his current state is the definition of good health. but he isn't fooling anybody. we see it. the american people see it. and surely his staff sees it, too. it's why they usually keep him on a very tight script. he is only allowed to speak to reporters when they give him permission. he hardly gives any interviews, and last night showed exactly why. joe biden can't speak without embarrassing himself and his own administration. the white house knows all of that, and yet they sent him out, anyway. why? because his opportunist handlers who helped make him the president want you to know he's inapt. they want to make it clear joe biden's not running things. and that they are the ones with the real power. they are trying to accelerate the argument that he needs to be replaced. cnn put it very clearly in a headline this week, "the 11 democrats who could replace joe biden in 2024."
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what's interesting is even other democrats are being challenged about joe biden's ability to lead. kamala harris was asked about this just a few days ago. and she pretended to be very angry. >> so who is the real president in this country? is a joe manchin or joe biden, madam vice president? >> come on, charlemagne. no, no, no. no, no, no, no, no, no. it is joe biden, and don't start talking like a republican about asking whether or not he is president. >> do you think joe manchin -- >> its joe biden, and i'm vice president. my name is kamala harris. >> jesse: did you notice how kamala had to state she is vice president, almost like she needed to remind us? that is because kamala harris is an afterthought. she was an afterthought in the primaries when she was the first democrat to drop out of the running. nobody liked her then. and we know with certainty nobody likes her now. for approval rating is less than
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30%. at her staffers can't quit fast enough. so this is the state of the country and the democratic party after joe biden's first year in office. it's a very chaotic christmas, and there is no leader to be found. one year down, three to go. victor davis hanson is a senior fellow at the hoover institution and he joins us now. vdh, are we watching the machinery of the democratic party, even biden's team, the media, warm the country up to getting use to biden not being there, kind of already in the process of putting him out to pasture? >> yeah, it sure seems like it, jesse. i think what they did and realizes they thought they could run the country the way they ran a campaign, with a virtual candidate in the basement, and covid would hide that, and then when he was elected, they thought, well, he will be a
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virtual president like he was a virtual candidate, but they are not the same, a candidate at a president, and now we are in the 11th month and everybody knows it. the question is, what are they going to do about it? they are in an existential dilemma because all these issues that you talk about that are pulling even lower than biden himself come about 38%-39%, and they're only three or four of them that people are really worried about, one his crime, and it is seeping into the up upscale nader novak neighborhoods and then there is the border. then there is this terrible inflation, the economy, and then there is covid. they were all stabler, they were improving when trump left office and biden really unwisely said they are terrible and i'm going to change things. he didn't just leave them alone and adopt the former president's policies that were working, he rejected them, but the problem they are having now is it is not just kamala harris because they are thinking, my god, she is
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polling lower then biden come if she goes in, predictably, as president, as he did as vice president, we could really face armageddon. the people behind biden that gave us these policies that are failing, they are responsible for. biden is just a totem. if you get rid of biden, you would have to get rid of all of the advisors that have come in from the obama administration, the elizabeth warrens, the bernie sanders crew, the squad, they are the ones responsible for this. biden did not think these up, he was just the vessel that got into power and his mouth and what they say but they are the puppeteers and they are not going to change. there's a lot of guys in the democratic women and men in the democratic party that look around for alternatives and say, well come if he were to leave and resign, we have the people still in power, whoever came in, their policies are failing. if we bring kamala harris, that could be worse.
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he could wipe us out in the midterms and worse in 2024. what are they doing, jesse? they are doing three things. they are saying donald trump, donald trump, donald trump, than there is an january 6th, januar. and now they have a new name, a theme, and that is if we lose in 2,022 or 2,024, it is the end of democracy. the even have military officers -- they don't have any policy, they have no ideas, and they are in a paradox, they do not know what to do. we are the ones are going to suffer. >> jesse: he is a puppet, and now the puppet master, moving the strings, he is not working. and the country sees it and they are saying "look over here, look at trump, look at january 6," they are trying to distract but it is all breaking out. mr. davis hansen, thank you for your time. >> absolutely.
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thank you. >> jesse: so if biden's health prevents them from running in 2024, as democrats are hoping combative kamala can't successfully run because nobody, including democratic voters actually like her, then who will run? who will take the democratic party forward? former house speaker newt gingrich has heard one rumored name. >> i fully expect biden to not run again. i think the democratic party would be in a state of shock if he did. i think kamala harris is weaker than biden, so the last rumor i heard was that hillary is going to run, and i think it would say a lot about the chaos of america if hillary clinton reemerged one more time. >> jesse: [laughs] pour hillary can't let it go. miranda devine is a columnist for "the new york post" and she joins us. does the country deserve that, miranda? do we reserve a rematch of hillary clinton on donald trump? is this really a possibility?
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>> well, jesse, i think it tells you more about the state of the democratic party than it does about poor america, that they are even considering hillary clinton, that she isn't just being laughed out of school for popping her head up about parapet, so desperately and so obviously having her hand up and saying "pick me, take me!" the master class, so-called, that she gave the other day that people pay $20 a month to watch, in which she ran her undelivered victory speech and then cried at the end of it with no real tears, that was the number one -- that was her begging the american people and begging the democratic party to look at her as the alternative to joe biden, because after all, she is younger than him. she will only be 78, come 2024, so she will be the same age, you know, that he is now or a little bit younger, and she is also a
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year younger than donald trump, and she is always telling us, she's been doing interviews repeatedly saying that donald trump is going to run again in 2024, that that is an existential threat to democracy. it's going to be a nightmare. and really, the subtext is that only hillary clinton, who was so narrowly cheated of victory against donald trump in 2016, only she can save america. and that is her shtick. she won't stop -- she will do it. until her last breath, she wants to vindicate herself. >> jesse: and you know if hillary clinton is going to get in, trump is going to get in because he knows how to beat her, he's got her number, he did it before, he thinks he can do it again. but if trump is definitely running, than the democrats are going to say biden, you can't sit down, you have to run. hillary clinton can't beat donald trump. you are the only one that beat donald, you can before, you've got to do it again, just beat him and then resign a week
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later. you have three big names circling each other. bernie sanders must be sitting there thinking, oh, my god, do i have to get in? >> well, but spare a thought for the younger generation of democrats. they don't have a chance because these people, you know, they are in close to their 80s. face it, they are octogenarians, and they are just clinging onto power for all it is worth, will not give any oxygen to anybody who is younger. it's less the democratic party with a dearth of leadership. you look at the republican side, there's any number of people i could step up, but the democrats, who is there that is actually palatable to the american people? and i don't think that biden would be donald trump again -- >> jesse: i don't, either. >> polls are showing that is not true, and people see who he really is. >> jesse: i totally agree. aoc is probably licking her chops at this set up. talk about unpalatable. we are in for a five car pile up
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in 2024. miranda devine, thank you so much. >> thanks, jesse. >> jesse: "the washington post" is trying to console vaccinated americans who "followed the rules but are now getting covid." that is straight ahead. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> jesse: "the washington post" is trying to console vaccinated americans who are now getting covid. there is the headline. "thousands who followed the rules are about to get covid. they shouldn't be ashamed." one boosted person told the paper "it's eye-opening that i feel so much shame from it. i'm realizing how much judgment i was secretly harboring against people who got it before." it's been obvious that even vaccinated americans can get covid, so how will this pandemic ever and? dr. bradycardia is a professor at stanford university and he says he has a plan for that. before we get to the plan which i'm dying to hear, why do you
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think there is so much stigma attached to getting covid for people on the left side of the political spectrum? >> i think public health has spent the better part of two years creating the illusion of control over the course of this virus. dr. tony fauci himself, every time there is an up rise in cases, especially in the south, he will chest to gate the governors of those states. for doing the wrong thing. it is no wonder that people feel that when they get covid, that they have somehow failed. they have not failed. this is a respiratory virus that is very contagious and it is not surprising that you catch it. we have no technology to stop the spread of it. i feel really bad actually for the people listed in that "washington post" story. it is not their fault they feel this sense of shame. this was brought on them by tony fauci. >> jesse: yeah, when people in the south get it, it is those ignorant tics, what but when
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people in the northeast get it,t is very clear what is going on. it's plain to us the strategy. we are going to be living with covid quite some time, it looks like, what is the deal? >> well, it is very clear at this time that covid is here to stay. as i said, we have no technology to stop it. it spreads and animals, 80% of white tailed deer in the united states have covid antibodies. so the idea that covid is here to stay, although to some might be something scary, actually -- we should actually take heart because we have made a lot of progress in managing covid, in developing technologies that can help us deal with the fact it is here to stay. it is seasonal. it happened some states earlier and some a little later but very typical seasonal, seems like a very typical seasonal pattern. every year, it will come back. and people should know that it is likely that they will face covid at some point. so, given that, what do we have
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to address this virus? one, we have the vaccine. the vaccine, while it does not stop disease spread, it is actually quite good against severe disease. if you get it, take the vaccine, it basically protects you, to a very large extent, against going to the hospital, and dying, if you were to get sick. that is why i strongly recommend the vaccine, especially for vulnerable people. second, we have good treatments that have been coming on line. we have had monoclonal antibodies for the better part of a year now, more than a year. likely saved donald trump's life when he got them in october of 2020. and we've got these new pfizer pills. we have evidence there are some cheap drugs, just saw a fantastic study of a cheap drug that seems to be effective, if you get the disease. we have a rapid tests.
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if you're going to go visit grandma, you are not sure if -- grandma getting it is much worse than me or my kids getting it because older people have such a higher likelihood of bad outcomes from this disease, so i can just check myself, if i'm positive, visit grandma later. these kinds of technologies help people manage the risk and reduce the fear. >> jesse: right. >> and in the long run what will happen -- sorry, go ahead. >> jesse: no, i was just going to say, you are loaded with pills, with vaccines, with all sorts of new developments, as you've mentioned the therapeutics and the tests. isolate the elderly and the sick if you're worried about it, but the rest of the show can go on. >> yeah, and i think, obviously, isolation is a voluntary thing but if someone is older and higher risk, vaccine still protect them, but they made during times of peak transmission back off from sort of connecting with lots of people, but that is just
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sensible, which he would do even before covid. >> jesse: sensible -- a sensible idea. an idea with hope and positivity and based on reality and science, actually, something we have not heard from this administration. thank you so much. dr. jay beccaria, we appreciate it. the city of chicago is out of control. crimes at record highs. even politicians now are getting robbed. that is next. ♪ ♪
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>> jesse: murders are at record highs across the country, but one city stands above the rest. according to data, through the month of november, chicago had 753 homicides. the most in the nation. last year, that city's mayor, lori lightfoot, proposed an $80 million budget cut on the police. but now, all of a sudden, she has changed her tune. she wants the federal government to get involved. >> i have formally asked the attorney general of the united states, merrick garland, with all deliberate haste, dtf agents to chicago for six months so that we can increase the number of gone investigations and seizures in chicago. i have also asked the to send additional federal marshals to chicago to assist the sheriff
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and find and bring to justice of the thousands of individuals, wanted on warrants. >> jesse: now that biden's president, lori lightfoot is suddenly okay with assistance from federal law enforcement people, but when president trump offered the exact same assistance last year, here is how lori lightfoot responded. >> we will not allow federal troops in our city. we can't just allow anyone to come into chicago, play police in our streets and our neighborhoods, when they don't know the first thing about our city. that is a recipe for disaster. >> jesse: crime so bad in chicago that it is even trickling into the suburbs. in broadview, illinois, which is just 20 minutes outside of chicago, illinois senate majority leader kimberly lyford was just carjacked at gunpoint. she said she is happy to be alive. >> broadview residents shaken but not in disbelief. the latest --
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surveillance video, three mask individuals hijacked her suv around 9:45 tuesday night. her husband was driving up a time, the two were dropping off a friend among 20th avenue. that friend was about to style his wife's hair inside their home. >> jesse: lori lightfoot is not doing anything to stop the madness. she is too busy telling us we can take a bite out of our muffins without spreading covid. david lopez is a chicago city alderman and he joins us now. so raymond, she is basically willing to sacrifice the lives of her own constituents. last year. just so she could look tough against that mean, mean man, donald trump. what a scoundrel. is she's seen as a scoundrel in chicago by most people? >> well, jesse, first off, merry christmas, and yes, most
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chicagoans do not find -- find it very much hypocritical that the mayor 15 months ago told donald trump to get the hell out of chicago, with his assistance, and basically play politics with people's lives. and here we are, in 2021, over 812 people murdered by gun violence in the city of chicago. that number continues to rise. we have seen more children impacted by gun violence than by covid, and now she is doing the great pivot, the great about-face, saying now that president joe biden's here, she will take the help. what about all those thousands of people whose lives have been impacted by gun violence or the lives that were lost last year when she could have had help from the federal government? won't talk about it, won't apply apologize for it, wishes to sweep it under the rug. >> jesse: are you saying more children in chicago have died from bullets than covid-19? >> more children have been
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victimized by gun violence in the city of chicago that have been killed by covid in the entire state of illinois in the last year. >> jesse: wow for the entire state of illinois, it is astounding. >> yet we still talk more about covid than we do violence. >> jesse: why not, it distracts from all of the bloodshed. have you heard anything from barack obama? does he ever talk about the surge in homicides? the guys hometown, i know he lives in the vineyard and hawaii now, but you ever hear him employ the leaders of his hometown to do something about the violence? >> even as president obama works on building his obama center in woodlawn and many of our city officials are joining the biden administration, the fact we have one of the most perceived violent cities in america seems to be lost on all of them, and every day residents throughout the city of chicago are struggling. they feel that they are quite literally under the gun any time they step out of their home,
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whether to take their kids to school or go to work, or whether it is just to take a walk around the block. children, working parents, and even our seniors are at the right of being victimized every day in the city, with no one wanting to take responsibility for it or to propose real solutions other than blaming someone else as we heard from lori lightfoot this week. then what we are seeing right now is that the pendulum that many democratic politicians, and i will say is a democrat, i find it disgusting that we are at this point, but they pushed to the pendulum so far to the left when it comes to criminal justice reform that we now favor criminals over victims, and that even as the politicians are becoming victims themselves, i am more than certain they will never accept responsibility for the seeds they have sown to bring us to this point. >> jesse: [laughs] even after getting carjacked at gunpoint. they are still not going to change their position. it is unbelievable, but at this point, it is not surprising.
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thank you so much, alderman raymond lopez. >> thank you, jesse. >> jesse: new york is now treating fake vax cards worse than violent crime. fox news' matt finn has that story. matt? >> jesse, using a fake vaccine card in the state of new york can now lend you in prison for up to a year. new york's democratic governor kathy hochul signed what is being called the truth in vaccination law. it makes faking a vaccine card a class a misdemeanor punishable with up to a year in jail, and tampering with computer records related to vaccine cards is now a felony punishable with up to four years in prison. new york currently requires a vaccine card for both employees and customers at indoor restaurants, gyms, and theaters. the governor says lying about vaccinations jeopardizes people own health and all those they come in contact with. now, the latest numbers tonight from the state of new york show 69% of all new yorkers have completed vaccine series. there were 38,835 new covid
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cases confirmed today. the governor says hospitalizations are increasing, but are stable compared to this time last year. out of those 38,000 new covid cases statewide, 474 patients are in the icu with intubation, and 63 new deaths were confirmed. earlier this month, a 53-year-old nurse was indicted by south carolina grand jury for producing fake vaccine cards. she faces up to 15 years in prison. jesse? >> jesse: matt finn, thank you. fox news christmas tree, you are out. next day walking around, but don't you dare doctor a vax card card. it is crazy. and educator who spoke out against critical race theory on the show is now facing calls for his firing, and he joins us next to tell us the latest. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> jesse: and indiana educator
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named tony kennett recently came on the show to speak out against critical race theory in his school district. he exposed the fact that counter to what officials were telling parents, racists crt was, in fact, been taught to kids. >> we can officially tell parents we are not teaching critical race theory, it's not in the indiana academic standards, but all of a sudden, the classroom door shots and the teacher starts teaching, through a lens, this race of essentialism that pit students against each other based on their color. >> jesse: for saying that after telling the truth, tony kennett may lose his job. he has been recommended for firing following a suspension and investigation. he joins us now. did they give you a legitimate reason? did they say, you know, you went on fox and said this, or did they cook up some b.s. infraction and use that to justify your firing? >> you had to use the word "legitimate," didn't you? be cobbled together quite a few charges that really had nothing
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to do with my accusations of critical race theory, at least on the surface. of course, there are different charges saying i used the indianapolis public files for my own personal gain, that i had misquoted district officials, which of course isn't true, and realistically in the meetings, though, they whined about my appearing on "tucker carlson tonight" several times and every single meeting, whether it was hr or my supervisor yelling at me about it, everyone was horrified that i would share publicly available emails on fox news. >> this was publicly available information, part of the curriculum, you shared it with the public. it seems like they are ashamed, they are embarrassed because you exposed the fact they are teaching unpopular and subversive materials to schoolchildren. is that how you assess it? >> absolutely. we invited the indie black lives
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matters audience to speak to middle schoolers and taught students "crime does not exist, it is made up," and that was required for middle school students during the day. our curriculum office had no idea about it. we tell the public it is going on, it is embarrassment, does not matter if it was publicly available information, it is irrelevant, people did not sign up to have their emails and files in front of the public, and of course, that is not true. >> jesse: so, the superintendent, who wants to nail your hide to the wall, dr. alicia johnson, she wants you fired, she says she is going to fire you. does she have any support in the community? i would assume you would have the support of parents, teachers, she just doing this on a whim because she doesn't like you and she wants to keep the fact that she is poisoning children's brains secret?
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>> there has really been a concerted effort in indianapolis public school to cover up the actions of dr. patricia paine's, director of racial equity, she runs the racial equity office in the district, and realistically the entire upper administration has been horrified that i have been sharing these publicly available documents with the public. as far as support, we have been blessed to receive a lot of parental support in the community, a lot of teachers from inside indianapolis and some principles have reached out to spread their support and they do not like what is going on inside indianapolis either, and realistically, the ratio of support to criticism has been immensely positive and we are very thankful for that. >> jesse: and do you have a good lawyer? >> [laughs] yes, i have an excellent legal team. they have been phenomenal in making sure that i received legal support, even when indianapolis banned me from having an attorney, we actually had to fight for 20 minutes in hr meeting so that i could get the same representation rights that everyone else has.
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it was embarrassment. >> jesse: wow. if we have learned one thing throughout this pandemic, school administrators, some of them, not all of them, but some of them could possibly be some of the worst people. we didn't know that before, but it is becoming more clear. tony kinnett, good luck. you are going to need it. thanks for coming on the show. >> jesse: thank you. merry christmas. >> jesse: merry christmas. so hospitals are so overwhelmed that somehow nurses were able to sing and dance for their dear leader joe biden today at the white house. that is next. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> jesse: this is a fox news alert. we now go to washington, d.c., for a live look at joe and jill biden's christmas celebrations at the white house. >> [speaking non-english language] ♪ ♪ >> jesse: sorry about that. that was the wrong tape. but you can see how the mixup may have happened. ♪ ♪
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>> jesse: those nurses you just saw work for a new york health care provider called northwell health. northwell recently fired 1400 on faxed employees. at a time when the media keeps telling us the hospitals are overcrowded. a professor of psychiatry joins us now. that was hard to watch considering this omicron surge is overwhelming the hospitals. but there is enough time to have the nurses come sing and dance for maskless jill. your reaction? >> i'm glad our political
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leaders want to honor nurses at this time, they have been through a lot in the last two years but i also found this hard to watch and i know the nurses from my own institution have likewise been fired would be really disgusted by this number. it was very tone-deaf. you've got a kind of rogers and hammerstein corning musical theater in scrubs escapade here that is light years removed from the realities on the ground. not only the nurses being unjustly fired for choosing to exercise their right of informed consent and their right of informed refusal for medical interventions, but even the nurses who didn't get fired and are still working, they have been dealing with harsh realities on the ground for two years now, long periods of time where they were caring for dying patients, families are not able to visit and they were trying to console those people. now we are approaching christmas, and there's probably a very good ways to honor nurses
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with the upcoming qualities. plenty of beautiful christmas songs that convey gravitas and sense of hope and peace, certainly, but without the cheesy, sort of corny vibe that this whole show tune number conveyed. so, i agree with you. i think it strikes the wrong chord. i think the fact they brought these nurses over from one of these large institutions that has taken these harsh measures against their own employees, who worked -- you know, worked themselves to the bone during the pandemic, sacrificed themselves for the sake of their patients, and now are facing a merry christmas, you just lost your job sort of moment, it sort of adds insult to injury. >> jesse: it does. you are fired because you've chosen to exercise your medical liberty, but you good little boys and girls, we are going to fly you to the white house so you can put on a show for the first lady.
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it trivializes the actual great work that the nurses do, and they do great work and they are working around the clock and we are very, very grateful for that, but to make them get up there and perform like that? like they are -- i'm not going to characterize other professions that might perform like that, but nurses don't deserve that type of event. i think is the most appropriate way to say it. would you not agree? may be they loved it, maybe they were honored by it, but watching it, something was off, and i think everybody agrees. >> i think so. i think for the viewers, at least, there could have been much more meaningful ways for our political leaders to honor the work that nurses and other health care professionals have done during the pandemic to recognize the fact that many of us are exhausted, and it's not to directly recognize it since it was a result of their policy to at least have the background
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awareness that many of them are facing the loss of their job. >> jesse: it is not the rockets time at the white house. professor, thank you. that is about it for us tonight and tune in each night at 8:00 for the show that is the sworn enemy of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink. it's tammy time over on "hannity." tammy bruce, take it away. >> tammy: thank you. the only person missing in the white house with those dancing nurses was mr. george orwell. none of us understand it but there is a lot we don't understand. thank you. >> jesse: merry christmas. >> tammy: merry christmas to you and yours. welcome, everyone, to the special edition of "hannity," failures on the left. i know you're shocked there are some. i am tammy bruce in for sean. tonight is a very blue christmas at the white house. still the fact that her is dead, covid-19 is surging, the economy is struggling, inflation is through the roof, violent crime is spiking, and the border is still in a state of chaos and

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