Tucker Carlson says Joe and Jill Biden's 44-year marriage is just a 'slick PR campaign' that is 'as real as climate change'

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  • In a bizarre Fox News segment, Tucker Carlson accused the nation's first couple of being frauds.

  • Carlson on Tuesday claimed that the Bidens' 44-year marriage was a "slick PR campaign."

  • He also mocked coverage of their public displays of affection.

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The Fox News host Tucker Carlson in an extended bit during his show on Tuesday night baselessly claimed that President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden's marriage was merely a public-relations stunt.

"The Bidens' affection is totally real. It's in no way part of a slick PR campaign devised by cynical consultants determined to hide the president's senility by misdirection," Carlson said.

"No, not at all," he added with a chuckle. "Their love is as real as climate change."

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Carlson began with more boilerplate media criticism, mocking outlets like Politico for covering the first couple's public displays of affection and reporting on the evolution of their 44-year marriage.

The Politico article that Carlson took issue with was titled "'It just symbolizes everything': Bidens bring presidential PDA back to the White House."

First couples have long been the subject of public intrigue, particularly early in a new administration as they make the White House their own.

Other segments on Fox News have criticized coverage of Jill Biden compared with Melania Trump. And Howard Kurtz said in a blog post early Wednesday that the Bidens' "dogs get good press - with the inevitable note that Donald Trump didn't have a dog, or even a cat."

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