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 Carlson74 journalism professors accuse Fox News of spreading coronavirus misinformation Wake up, America, it's profits over people to some Tucker Carlson: Biden won't be the Democratic nominee, Andrew Cuomo 'most likely' MORE argued late Wednesday that Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Health Care: Global coronavirus cases top 1M | Cities across country in danger of becoming new hotspots | Trump to recommend certain Americans wear masks | Record 6.6M file jobless claims The Memo: Scale of economic crisis sends shudders through nation The Hill's Campaign Report: Coronavirus forces Democrats to postpone convention 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."

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After playing clips of various 2020 Democratic candidates who have dropped out of the race, including Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Zoom draws new scrutiny amid virus fallout | Dems step up push for mail-in voting | Google to lift ban on political ads referencing coronavirus Democrats press Trump, GOP for funding for mail-in ballots HuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden MORE (Minn.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Economists fear slow pace of testing will prolong recession The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pence defends response, says Trump never 'belittled' virus threat MORE, endorsing Biden, along with positive comments about the former vice president from outspoken "Never Trump" conservatives Bill Kristol, Ana NavarroAna Violeta NavarroWell-wishes pour in across media for Chris Cuomo after coronavirus diagnosis Tucker Carlson: Biden's 'fading intellect' an 'opportunity' for Democrats to control him Whoopi Goldberg scolds Meghan McCain during impeachment debate: 'Please stop talking' MORE, Jennifer Rubin and former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyIs coronavirus the final Trump crisis? Full appeals court to rehear case over McGahn subpoena Tucker Carlson: Biden's 'fading intellect' an 'opportunity' for Democrats to control him 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 SandersHuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Schumer: Administration 'must move heaven and earth' to implement new unemployment benefits Biden associates reach out to Holder about VP search 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.