Fox News host Larry Kudlow rages that Biden’s climate plan will force Americans to drink ‘plant-based beer’

FILE PHOTO: White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow speaks during a "small business relief update" video conference call event with banking executives to discuss the U.S. government's rescue program for businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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  • Former Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow raged against the idea of “plant-based beer” on Fox News.
  • He also cited false claims that Americans must stop eating red meat to meet Biden’s new climate goals.
  • Kudlow neglected to mention that all beer is made from plant-based ingredients like grain and yeast.
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Fox News host and former Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow raged against the idea of “plant-based beer” on his Friday night show, saying that Biden’s climate plan would require that Americans give up meat.

“Get this, America has to stop eating meat, stop eating poultry and fish, seafood, eggs, dairy, and animal-based fats. Ok, got that? No burger on July 4. No steaks on the barbecue. I’m sure Middle America is just going to love that. Can you grill those Brussels sprouts?” Kudlow said on Fox Business Friday.

“You can throw back a plant-based beer with your grilled Brussels sprouts and wave your American flag. Call it July 4th Green,” Kudlow said.

“Now, I’m making fun of this because I intend to make fun of it. This kind of thing is stupid,” he added. “It comes from a bunch of ideological zealots who don’t care one whit about America’s well-being. Not one whit.”

Kudlow neglected to mention that beer is made from water, grain, hops, and yeast – not meat.

The Fox News host expressed his unhappiness with Biden’s announcement during the Earth Day summit that he would halve the US’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to address the looming climate emergency. That would more than double what the US agreed to when Biden re-joined the Paris climate agreement, which former President Donald Trump withdrew from in 2017.

But Kudlow objected to Biden’s climate goals, saying it would “wreck the fossil fuel sector.” He also said that Biden’s plan would mandate that Americans stop eating meat – an untrue claim.

Other conservatives also expressed their consternation at the idea of cutting meat from their diets, despite no one asking them to do so.

GOP lawmakers Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert tweeted the false claims, with Boebert objecting to the idea of “cutting 90% of red meat from (her) diet” and telling Biden to “stay out of (her) kitchen. Meanwhile, Greene tweeted a reference to the misleading information, writing “The Hamburglar” and pairing her post with a shot of Biden eating a hamburger.

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Larry Kudlow said ‘bulls—‘ repeatedly in a Fox News hot mic incident after criticism from VP Harris of the Trump vaccine rollout

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Larry Kudlow was heard swearing in response to criticism from Vice President Kamala Harris shortly after the segment shown above.

  • Larry Kudlow reacted angrily to criticism of Trump’s vaccine plan on Fox News Tuesday.
  • Kudlow said “bulls—” several times in a hot mic moment after hearing a clip of Kamala Harris. 
  • Harris claimed that the Biden administration had to start “from scratch” with its vaccine plan. 
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Former Trump administration economic advisor Larry Kudlow swore on live TV in a hot mic incident at his first day working for Fox.

Kudlow repeatedly said “bulls—” in response to claim by Vice President Kamala Harris that the Biden administration was “starting from scratch” in its vaccine distribution strategy.

Kudlow was appearing on “America Reports” Tuesday afternoon to tout his new Fox Business show which debuted that evening. 

During the show a clip was played of an interview in which Harris criticised the lack of vaccine rollout plans from Kudlow’s colleagues in the Trump administration.

“We were leaving it to the states or local leaders to try and figure it out, and so in many ways we’re starting from scratch on something that’s been raging for almost an entire year,” Harris said in the interview with Axios.

While the clip played, Kudlow, who was not longer on screen but whose mic had not been switched off, could be heard repeating “bulls—! bulls—! bulls—!”

His response starts around 45 seconds into this clip:

As producers moved to cut off Kudlow’s audio-feed, the hosts apologized, with host Sandra Smith remarking: “That is Larry Kudlow weighing in… Wow.”

In his first Fox Business show later Kudlow apologised for swearing, but doubled down on his rejection of Harris’ criticism. 

“I’m not usually a guy who swears but what the Vice President said burned me up and it’s simply not true, okay? It is somewhere between cognitive dissonance and an outright falsehood lie,” he said. 

Kudlow was a member of the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, and repeatedly downplayed the importance of the pandemic during his time in office.

Early last year he falsely claimed the virus had been “contained” before it went on to ravage the US throughout 2020. He was also a part of the administration’s Operation Warp Speed vaccine rollout plan. 

The plan achieved its objective of helping develop COVID-19 vaccines, but by the time Biden took office in January its distribution strategy had become mired in chaos.

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