Fox & Friends host whines that socialism is “the new battle cry of the left”

From the July 3 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Socialism is surging in America as political candidates, like the lady you see there, she's 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, they're recording massive upsets running on platforms that oppose capitalism and call for universal health care and federal jobs guaranteed. But isn't it easy to bash capitalism's shortcomings when many of these socialists are living amidst its benefits?


EARHARDT: This is the new battle cry of the left. Is it going to work?

JESSICA TARLOV (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): I actually don't think it's the new battle cry of the left. The Democratic Socialist Party has 35 elected officials nationwide, and if they win all of their elections come November, it will just be 100. A lot of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's platform is something that a vast majority of Americans agree with. Fifty four percent favor single payer. When we were talking about universal pre-k, for instance, 98 percent of Democrats wanted that, 59 percent of Republicans as well. I'm sure there are many people who are watching this, maybe even people on this panel, who went to a great public school, whose parents maybe moved to another district to ensure that their child had the right to the best education possible.


EARHARDT: Kayleigh, I do believe it is the battle cry of the left. I know Jessica disagrees with me. But remember when Bernie Sanders first ran and they announced that he was a socialist. We were all just, “What? A socialist today?”

TARLOV: Democratic socialist.

EARHARDT: A Democratic socialist. Exactly. And now more and more candidates are catching on to this. And it seems to be the new battle cry of the left. 


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