Tucker Carlson: Biden's 'fading intellect' an 'opportunity' for Democrats to control him

Tucker Carlson: Biden's 'fading intellect' an 'opportunity' for Democrats to control him
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Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonDuckworth says Trump, Carlson questioning her patriotism to distract from president's 'failure to lead our nation' Tammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream DeVos 'very seriously' considering withholding funding from schools that don't reopen MORE argued late Wednesday that Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' Trump says he'll wear mask during upcoming trip to Walter Reed Latino group 'Mi Familia Vota' launches M voter turnout campaign targeting swing states MORE's "fading intellect is not a handicap" but "an opportunity" for the Democratic establishment to control the resurgent White House hopeful.

"To the cynical and darkly clever people who run the Democratic Party, Biden's fading intellect is not a handicap. It's an opportunity," Carlson said during the opening monologue of his Fox News show. "Joe Biden is weak, and he’s getting weaker. Ask anyone who knows him, or who’s watched him carefully over the past 50 years. Biden is noticeably more confused now than he was even last spring, when he entered the race."

"Why is this good news for the Democratic establishment in Washington?" Carlson asked. "Because it means they can control him. That’s one reason the other candidates were so eager to swing in behind Biden the instant he won a state."


After playing clips of various 2020 Democratic candidates who have dropped out of the race, including Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharBiden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Teachers' union President Randi Weingarten calls Trump administration plan to reopen schools 'a train wreck'; US surpasses 3 million COVID-19 cases The Hill's Coronavirus Report: DC's Bowser says protesters and nation were 'assaulted' in front of Lafayette Square last month; Brazil's Bolsonaro, noted virus skeptic, tests positive for COVID-19 MORE (Minn.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street Buttigieg's new book, 'Trust,' slated for October release Biden hires top aides for Pennsylvania MORE, endorsing Biden, along with positive comments about the former vice president from outspoken "Never Trump" conservatives Bill Kristol, Ana NavarroAna Violeta NavarroTrump rally speaker earns criticism for calling Aunt Jemima the 'picture of the American Dream' Trump, Biden set for tight battle in Florida Well-wishes pour in across media for Chris Cuomo after coronavirus diagnosis MORE, Jennifer Rubin and former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHow conservative conspiracy theories are deepening America's political divide Bolton book sells 780,000 copies in first week, set to surpass 1M copies printed The Seila Law case: Liberty and political firing MORE, Carlson characterized Biden as a weak leader who can be exploited by others in the party.

"All of these people are happy for the same reason: Joe Biden is fading and uncertain," Carlson said. "Weak leaders are vessels for the stronger forces around him. And no force in American politics is stronger — more aggressive or better organized — than the narrow little interest groups that comprise the Democratic coalition."

"With [former New York City Mayor Michael] Bloomberg out and [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren humiliated, there is nothing left in American politics to stop Joe Biden's ascent to the Democratic nomination and domination of the party," Carlson said. "So get ready for Joe Biden. He's more threatening than he looks."

Biden took surprise Super Tuesday victories in Texas, Maine, Minnesota and Massachusetts, while also winning decisively in Virginia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump says Biden has been 'brainwashed': 'He's been taken over by the radical left' Ex-Sanders campaign manager talks unity efforts with Biden backers The Hill's Campaign Report: Florida's coronavirus surge raises questions about GOP convention MORE (I-Vt.) was the winner in California, Vermont, Colorado and Utah.

The next primary contests will be held on Tuesday in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington.