Post Debate, Fox's Kilmeade Tries To Reinforce Marco Rubio's Controversial Welders Claim

Brian Kilmeade: “Plato Would Have Been So Much More Successful If He Had Just Welded And Stopped Yapping About His Philosophy”

From the November 11 edition of Fox News' Fox and Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (HOST): Now I want to talk about something else -- welding. You said we need welders, that welders get paid more than philosophers. We're getting too many people with philosophy degrees. Here's your tweet. 'The Google trend, searches for welding classes are spiking 1300%.' Are you happy to be behind the welders today? 

SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R-FL): Well, look, it's not just welders. Machinists, airplane mechanics, car technicians, these are good paying jobs. For the life of me I don't know why we stopped teaching Americans to do that kind of work, to work with their hands. These are good paying jobs. We can be teaching kids to do that when they're 16 or 17 years of age. And there's a shortage of people. You go around the country as I do, to these manufacturing facilities, they can't find qualified workers. We should be training more young Americans to take on vocational careers, good paying jobs. 

KILMEADE: Plato would have been so much more successful if he had just welded and stopped yapping about his philosophy. Senator -- 

RUBIO: Well, if you can find a philosopher that can weld, that's pretty good. 

KILMEADE: That's great. Senator, I'm off to do some research. Senator Marco Rubio, thanks so much. The day after. 


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