Democrats may be expressing shock over President Donald Trump’s now-infamous phone call with the Ukraine president, but it’s all part of a “do as I say, not as I do” motto politicians have been getting away with for years.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson broke down this motto this week by uncovering 2004 comments from John Kerry where he bragged about how foreign leaders contacted him and told him how much they wanted him to beat George W. Bush in the presidential election — to put things into context, Kerry is one of the many Democrats claiming Trump did something wrong by suggesting Ukraine investigate Joe Biden’s ties to his son Hunter’s businesses.
“John Kerry has been talking to anyone who will listen about the president’s shocking behavior with Ukraine,” Carlson said of the former secretary of state. The Fox host then cut to a recent MSNBC interview where Kerry reacted to Trump’s Ukraine phone call.
“My reaction is one of absolute shock and abasement … that is a fundamental, profound abuse of power. There’s no other way to put it,” Kerry said.
“Kerry is full of it, as you know. But, just to put some meat on those bones, during the 2004 election, which he lost, John Kerry openly bragged about soliciting support from foreign leaders against his opponent that year, the incumbent President George W. Bush,” Carlson said in reaction.
“I’ve met foreign leaders who can’t go out and say this publicly, but boy they look at you and say, ‘you’ve got to win this, you’ve got to beat this guy, we need a new policy.’ Things like that,” Kerry reportedly said in 2004.