FOX News host Tucker Carlson slammed Joe Biden's newly announced running mate, Kamala Harris, as 'untrustworthy' and called the duo 'entirely hollow and empty.'
Carlson's critical comments came Tuesday night, hours after Harris was chosen as Joe Biden's pick to run as the Democratic vice presidential nominee in the November election.
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"Harris may be the single most transactional human being in America," Carlson said Tuesday "There are timeshare salesmen you would trust more than Kamala Harris. You could find payday lenders who are more sincere."
He went on and called Biden's decision "inconceivable," because the former vice president selected someone who is so "transparently one-dimensional as Kamala Harris, someone as empty as he is."
"It would be the first entirely hollow presidential ticket in American history and we thought it could never happen."
As Biden's pick for the VP slot, Harris is set to be the first woman of color and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major political party.
The Fox News host thought Biden would pick former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, who Biden served with in the Obama administration, as his running mate instead.
"Rice has sincere beliefs whether you like them or not…," Carlson said. "But Kamala Harris is the opposite of that."
Rice appeared on NBC's TODAY show Wednesday morning and hinted at a possible role in a Biden-Harris administration.
Carlson also added that the choice of Harris shed light on the Democratic Party and its purported interest in finding a candidate they could manipulate rather than someone with a solid constituency like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
"What they wanted instead was someone they could control and Joe Biden fit that description perfectly," Carlson said.
He continued: "Biden was eager, malleable, and totally blank. He was willing to be whatever his handlers wanted him to be."
Carlson then warned his viewers that, "If Biden and Harris still doesn't make sense to you as a ticket, it's only because you are not cynical enough."
The Fox News host was also interrupted by his guest Richard Goodstein last night when he mispronounced Kamala Harris's name on-air.
"Tucker, can I just say one thing?" he asked.
Goodstein said: "Because this will serve you and your fellow hosts on Fox. Her name is pronounced 'comma' — like the pronunciation mark — 'la.' Comma-la."
"So it begins: You're not allowed to criticise Kamala Harris, or Kamala Harris, or whatever," Carlson said. "I love the idea that she's immune from criticism."
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