After previous President Bill Clinton’s demand for help from a foreign official resurfaced Monday, now it’s John Kerry’s turn in the spotlight.
On Tuesday’s edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the host flashed back to a 2004 remark from Kerry, then a candidate for president, declaring foreign leaders informed him just how much they wanted him to oust then-President George W. Bush.
” John Kerry has been speaking to anybody who will listen about the president’s stunning behavior with Ukraine,” Carlson stated on his show Tuesday night, before turning his attention to the former secretary of state.
” Kerry is full of it, as you understand. But, simply to put some meat on those bones, throughout the 2004 election, which he lost, John Kerry openly bragged about soliciting assistance from foreign leaders against his challenger that year, the incumbent President George W. Bush,” Carlson stated.
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He then referenced a 2004 quote from Kerry, a Democrat, in The Guardian, in which he stated: “I’ve fulfilled foreign leaders who can’t go out and say this publicly, however young boy they look at you and say, ‘you’ve got to win this, you have actually got to beat this person, we need a brand-new policy.’ Things like that.”
Kerry was slammed for the remarks at the time.
Carlson then talked about how Kerry presumably declined to state which leaders made the comments to him at the time, what his reaction was, whether they vowed to assist the prospect, and if he made any promises to them.
” John Kerry stated he wasn’t going to specify because it was his right to keep his discussions with foreign leaders personal– that’s absolutely essential for leadership,” Carlson said.
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A screenshot of the discussion was shown during “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday.
” You see the point,” the host closed the segment by stating.
It followed Clinton’s conversation with then-U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair was covered on Monday’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” during which the ex-president asked his British counterpart for a political favor.
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The quote referenced by Carlson can be found amongst a collection of declassified files relating to Blair. It can be read in full here.
” Tucker Carlson Tonight” investigative producer Alex Pfeiffer added to this report.