If President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden are being loving and thoughtful, it can't possibly be real, Fox News host Tucker Carlson implied during one of his shows this week.
"So it's official. The Bidens' affection is totally real. It's in no way part of a slick PR campaign devised by cynical consultants determined to hide the president's senility by misdirection. Not at all! Their love is as real as climate change," he laughed.
Carlson, who has been married since 1991, claimed that for 44 years the Bidens have obviously been faking their affection for each other.
The president has been reminded over and over again about the preciousness of family and how quickly loved ones can be lost. For those who've experienced such loss, it can be transformational. While the country is dealing with its own grief and loss during the pandemic and now dangerous weather, Carlson's attempt to diminish the first couple for their affection is more telling about him than anything, as Washington Postsatirist Alexandra Petri implied.
In her Wednesday column, she argued that there are likely many more things for Carlson to examine for possible love lies.
"Saw a man having an enormous birthday party in a park and people bringing him gifts and he acted really excited to open all of them even though they were all things he could have purchased for himself just as easily," she wrote in a log of suspicious behaviors. "Smiled suspiciously wide and teared up opening a couple presents and everyone hugged him. Maybe they are filming a commercial? Don't understand what other scenario could cause such genuine-seeming emotion among people?"
Another example was overhearing someone say "I love you," which could have been code for something else, she jokingly speculated.
"Saw young couple kissing at bus stop, as if deliberately, just as I approached. Inappropriate. Obviously put on, a kind of taunt. Perhaps they are spies whose cover would otherwise have been blown," was another example.
The Bidens' granddaughter, Naomi, alternativly suggested that Carlson's hostilities might be alleviated if he was given a hug.
Someone give this man a hug https://t.co/krTvlnbMLo— Naomi Biden (@Naomi Biden) 1613570122.0