Sara Carter appeared on Andrew Wilkow’s “The Wilkow Majority” radio show on Thursday, where she slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s (D-N.Y.) $65 campaign sweatshirts that she had advertised Wednesday on Twitter, with phrases such as “Tax The Rich” and “The Green New Deal” printed on them.
“It’s so insane,” Carter, a Fox News contributor, told Wilkow.
Carter then went on to talk about some $25 onesies also being sold that say “Fight For My Future”.
“If you go to her store and you actually look at all the different gear and how much it costs, they actually have a $25 onesie that’s for the Green New Deal that actually says ‘Fight For My Future,'” she said.
“It is a very expensive shirt, considering that AOC is supposed to be therefore the every person, right?” she added.
Although Carter had a lot of problems with the congresswoman’s merchandise, she acknowledged that it’s a positive thing if these products are in fact all manufactured within the United States, like Ocasio-Cortez stated they are in her Wednesday Twitter thread promoting her merchandise.
“And you’re right,” she told Wilkow, “if it’s all made in America, good.”
At another point, Wilkow and Carter’s attention turned to the stereotype of a certain type of individual who generally describes themself as a socialist selling products advocating for such policies or criticizing capitalism
“You’re helping them make money as a capitalist,” Carter said. “This is the hypocrisy I mean, right? We laugh about it, I can’t even believe that [Ocasio-Cortez] would have the gall to do this.”
Want to hear more? Listen to the entire 10-minute interview here.
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Trump: Tanks to Ukraine could escalate to use of ‘NUKES’
Former President Donald Trump stated bluntly on Truth Social, “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do!”
Trump was referring to the escalation of war in Ukraine. He, like many other commentators and lawmakers, are warning that the decision to continue sending weapons – and now tanks – could potentially lead to the use of “nuclear weapons.”
It’s mission creep and it’s dangerous, they say.
Why? Because Russian President Valdimir Putin has indicated in two different speeches that he would use nuclear weapons to defend Russia, if needed. Those warnings are not just bluster but a very real possibility.
And the escalation of war is visible.
Russia launched 55 missiles strikes across Ukraine Thursday, leaving 11 dead. The strikes come one day after the United States and Germany agreed to send tanks to Ukraine in an effort to aide the country. 47 of the 55 missiles were shot down according to Ukraine’s Air Force command.
Eleven lives were lost and another 11 were injured additionally leaving 35 buildings damaged in the wake of the attacks. According to The New York Times, Denys Shmyhal, said in a post on Telegram. “The main goal is energy facilities, providing Ukrainians with light and heat,” he said.
Ukraine is now demanding that they need F-16 fighter jets. In a post on twitter Ukrainian lawmaker, Oleksiy Goncharenko said, “Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.”
Morning. Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.
— Oleksiy Goncharenko (@GoncharenkoUa) January 26, 2023
The US has abstained from sending advanced jets in the chances that a volatile decision could foster more dangerous attacks like former President Trump’s post on Truth referred to. If the US did authorize the decision to lend Ukraine the F-16 jets Netherlands’ foreign minister, Wopke Hoekstra, would be willing to supply them. According to The New York Times, Hoekstra told Dutch lawmakers, “We are open-minded… There are no taboos.”
F-16 fighter jets are complex to work on, they are not the average aircraft that can be learned in a matter of weeks. It can take months for pilots to learn how to fly these birds. European and US officials have the concern that Ukrainian forces could potentially use the jets to fly into Russian airspace and launch attacks on Russian soil.
Western allies are trying to avoid such a provocation, because that could lead to nuclear warfare in reference to what Putin has said he would do to defend his country.
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