Fox News firebrand Tucker Carlson just ripped the cover off of President Joe Biden’s secret.
Carlson said Biden’s plummeting poll numbers are not entirely due to the debacle of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan — as awful as it was — but rather, Biden’s own horrendous policies that are impacting Americans’ everyday lives.
According to a transcript from Breitbart, Carlson elaborated in-depth on a recent episode of his self-titled Fox show:
Joe Biden’s polls are in the toilet right now. Everyone knows that and the question is why. You’ll hear a lot of people say, well, it was Afghanistan — the true debacle that Biden oversaw in Afghanistan. The question is that really it, however? Is a foreign policy disaster enough to knock a President off his game in his first year in office?
Well here are some comparisons. Gerald Ford’s approval ratings after the Fall of Saigon, those would be worth looking at. The Fall of Saigon was the most humiliating moment in this country’s history up until that time.
The entire world watched as Americans ran from a peasant army, civilians dangled from helicopters, taking off from the roof of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. It was a catastrophe, one that became an enduring symbol of the incompetence of our foreign policy establishment.
The U.S. had spent more than a decade in Vietnam, lost close to 60,000 men, and after all of that, we ran away. And yet, in the days after the Fall of Saigon, Gerald Ford’s poll numbers as measured by Gallup actually went up. His approval rating increased from 39 to 40%. Then just a month later, by the end of May, 1975, Ford’s approval rating surged to 51%.
So Gerald Ford — President Ford oversaw an international embarrassment, but Americans gave him a pass. They weren’t done with him, just yet.
Something very similar happened during the John F. Kennedy administration. Kennedy was in charge during the Bay of Pigs invasion in April of 1961, which he single-handedly turned into a disaster. That disaster made Fidel Castro a national hero in Cuba and drove Cuba even closer to the Soviet Union. All of this happened just before the Cuban missile crisis.
So that was not a good thing for anybody and yet despite that, JFK’s approval ratings did not drop. In fact, they went up from 78% to 83% in the days after the disaster.
So the Bay of Pigs happened in the first year of the Kennedy administration. The Fall of Saigon happened in the first year of the Ford administration, so it’s hard not to conclude that when Presidents are just starting out, Americans give them a pass even on the big things, especially in foreign policy.
So with that in mind, it is worth taking a look at how Joe Biden’s approval numbers have changed during his first year in office, and of course it’s an unequivocal disaster.
According to a new Quinnipiac poll, only 36% of Americans approve of the job Joe Biden is doing in office. The Real Clear Politics polling average has Joe Biden doing only marginally better at about 41%. Gallup has Biden at 42%, down 15 points from just a couple of months ago.
You should know that Kamala Harris’s approval number is 28%, which is right around Jeffrey Dahmer level.
So two-thirds of Americans do not want Joe Biden to run for President again and that includes most Democrats. Just 10 months into Biden’s presidency, Americans want him gone.
So as a historical matter that’s unheard of.
Then, Carlson pointed out the truth:
A lot of things are happening and one of them is inflation and inflation is not an act of God, it’s the result of government policy. The Federal Reserve has devalued the U.S. dollar by printing too many U.S. dollars. Why are they printing them? To pay for more government spending, spending that under the Biden administration is now literally out of control.
There was a $10.1 trillion amount of spending obligations in fiscal year 2020, $10.1 trillion. 2019 which wasn’t ancient history was the other day, the total was $6.6 trillion, still a lot, but very different than $10.1 trillion.
Now the spending is of course on the way — more spending is on the way because we can spend any amount of money, we hold the world’s reserve currency. Biden’s so-called Build Back Better Bill is estimated to cost another $5 trillion.
Don’t let the leftists convince you that Biden’s poll numbers are the result of one event gone wrong. No, the truth is that the sustained socialist policies of Biden are the reason poll numbers are down.
And they aren’t coming up anytime soon.
To read more of Carlson’s thoughts on this topic, click here.