Americans and parents around the United States were startled by the news that over a dozen children were killed when an 18-year-old Hispanic male walked into an elementary school after shooting his own grandmother and opened fire. As of now, 19 children and two teachers have been killed at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Immediately reacting to the news, the mainstream media hurled numerous unfounded rumors about the situation as parents in the area rushed to get their children. It was only a matter of hours before President Joe Biden, who has lost two children himself, stood in front of America to give an address that, sadly, many Presidents have had to give.
Although a time to put the political agenda to the side, President Biden used his time to express condolences and regret before jumping into how the country needed to stand up to the gun lobby. “I’d hoped, when I became president, I would not have to do this again. Another massacre. Uvalde, Texas. An elementary school. Beautiful second, third, fourth graders. As a nation, we have to ask when in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby. I am sick and tired of it — we have to act.”
As seen in the video above, Fox News’s Tucker Carlson and journalist Glenn Greenwald discussed the tragedy and how the President hijacked it to push his gun agenda. Greenwald admitted, “It is the second time in, I think, seven days that I’ve been on your show, both of which have had incredibly heinous and horrific tragedies immediately followed by naked exploitation of the dead bodies before anything is known about the people involved, including the killer … he [Joe Biden] spent about six seconds doing that [empathizing], and then immediately did a detour to figure out how he could squeeze and exploit the situation for partisan advantage. It was so grotesque and, I mean, unsurprising, but also really disappointing to watch.”
Carlson added, “And as God watches, speaking for myself, I would have praised Joe Biden if he had kept to the first part of that speech. I agree with you completely. Joe Biden has lost two children. Not many people can say that. He knows what it feels like. I would listen carefully to him. And I would feel deeply grateful if he used this moment to unite the country. We all are united in our grief as we watch children die.”
Trying to grasp how the politicians in D.C. react, Greenwald suggested, “I mean, I think that the obsession that people who are doing politics full time have with seeing the world through this prism of partisan warfare is so consuming that it basically drains their entire soul so that nothing is left but this kind of immediate need to use every situation, no matter how tragic, to gain some kind of an advantage.”
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