Despite polling at around 1%, Tulsi Gabbard has been the talk of the Democratic nomination race this week. Much of that is due to negative comments from Hillary Clinton that many assumed were about the Hawaiian congresswoman.
People on both sides of the aisle have rushed to defend Gabbard including fellow candidates Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson. The candidate has also received praise from those on the right and she recently appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show. This weekend, Fox News correspondent Jessica Tarlov blasted the decision by Gabbard to choose that venue to defend herself.
Tarlov made the comments while appearing on Fox and Friends Weekend with Jedidiah Bila. Bila said, “This is really outrageous to me, what Hillary Clinton did.” The host continued that Clinton, “has no evidence” that Gabbard is connected to Russia.
“Well if you listen to the interview, she didn’t call Tulsi Gabbard a Russian asset,” said Tarlov. “She did say that about Jill Stein, her comment about Tulsi Gabbard was she was a favorite of the Russians.”
Tarlov then connected Gabbard to forces on the right, saying her campaign, “is being supported by alt-right figures, right-wing conspiracy theorists like Mike Cernovich, white supremacists like Richard Spencer.”
The correspondent then explained, “Consider what happened last night. Hillary Clinton lobs this attack on Tulsi Gabbard, she responds on Twitter calling Hillary the queen of all warmongers, then the first place that she goes is Tucker Carlson’s show. Fox has a diverse audience, there are some liberals that are watching, but she also made people who could potentially vote for her in Iowa wait over an hour so that she could go on TV with Tucker to make her case.”
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