(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Fox News host Tucker Carlson took Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez, D-N.Y., to task in his Thursday night monologue, criticizing them both for pushing the world closer to a possible nuclear war.
A recent clip sent to the United States government from Zelenskyy held another request for financial aid, saying Ukraine requires $7 billion per month—not including the hundreds of billions of dollars necessary for rebuilding after the war, the Post Millennial reported.
“What? Some uppity foreigner in a T-shirt demanding money for his ‘critical economic needs,'” Carlson said.
“We have critical economic needs too, buddy,” Carlson continued, speaking directly to Zelenskyy. “Who are you, troll? Go away… Since when does that guy have a claim on our treasury.”
Carlson, whose outspoken opposition to U.S. involvement in the Russia–Ukraine war has led left-wing media hacks to brand him a pro-Putin propagandist, went on to compare the foreign president to a spoiled child reading off his Christmas list.
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Carlson also took time to call out AOC for her silence on the issue, despite originally running on an anti-war platform, as reported by Revolver News.
“In certain key moments people like [AOC] have a role—they stand up and they tell the essential truth,” Carlson said.
He went on to state that if Ocasio–Cortez were to play her role and say it is necessary to step out of the Russia–Ukraine conflict, “it might actually save the country.”
The “Squad” leader has not made any moves in this direction, which, according to Carlson, makes her “just another stooge.”
“Like Joe Biden or Kamala Harris, [Ocasio–Cortez] is just a willing tool of soulless corporate power, who will always side with Google, JP Morgan and Raytheon against the ‘working people’ she claims to represent,” he said.
In her silence and by her voting record, Carlson argued, Ocasio–Cortez is complicit with the pro-war effort and involving America in a conflict that has no benefits for any American citizens—particularly AOC’s own constituents.
“Sandy Cortez is not a radical, she’s not a progressive—she’s a neo-con, just like everybody else,” Carlson said. “She is a tool of the people with power.”