President Joe Biden negligently let slip that 98-year-old Jimmy Carter had asked him to give his eulogy, during a speech to affluent Democratic donors in California on Monday night.
The president then added: ‘Excuse me, I shouldn’t say that.’
Talking about the former president, who started hospice care last month, Biden added:‘I spent time with Jimmy Carter, and it’s finally caught up with him. But they found a way to keep him going for a lot longer than they anticipated, because they found a breakthrough.’
During his remarks, Biden took a swipe at Fox News and also took another swing at GOP Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Talking about the 2020 president race, Biden pointed out: ‘Even Fox News is admitting I won.’
He was referencing to internal communications disclosed from the conservative news network in its lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems.
Dominion is suing Fox News, in a $1.6 billion case, asserting that the media company smeared the voting firm by questioning their technology and methods. Fox is vehemently contesting the allegations.
In the documents in the court case, internal Fox communications exclaimed that many of the conservative hosts were in doubt about Donald Trump’s claim the election was stolen from him.
Tucker Carlson even revealed he ‘hated Trump passionately” Carlson allegedly wrote in another text message: ‘That’s the last four years. We’re all pretending we’ve got a lot to show for it, because admitting what a disaster it’s been is too tough to digest. But come on. There isn’t really an upside to Trump.’
The former president is said to have been a big fan of Carlson’s show, with topics covered by the Fox News host helping aim his White House policies.
Additionally, Rupert Murdoch, owner of the network, fretted privately that his stars – like Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham – had gone too far in their assertions that the election was stolen.
In his email to CEO Suzanne Scott on January 21, 2021 – the day after Biden’s inauguration – Murdoch said he was being judged for the network’s persistence that the election was stolen, the suit alleges.
‘Still getting mud thrown at us!’ Murdoch wrote. ‘Maybe Sean and Laura went too far.’
He also asked Scott whether it was ‘unarguable that high profile Fox voices fed the story that the election was stolen and that January 6th an important chance to have the result overturned.’
During his 40 minutes of remarks on Monday, Biden also told the story of Greene calling him a ‘liar’ during his State of the Union address, when he said Republicans desired to slice Social Security and Medicare.
‘The last time somebody did it, they got censured,’ he said, referring to former Republican Rep. Joe Wilson, who yelled ‘you lie’ to President Barack Obama during his 2017 State of the Union address.
Today, Former President Carter has asked President Biden to deliver his eulogy.
Let's wish Jimmy Carter peace, love, and strength during his final days. You will not be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/WrpUenD4RQ
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Joe Biden Accidentally Lets Slip That Jimmy Carter Asked Him to Deliver His Eulogy https://t.co/ZZs0SeF0dG
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