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Democrats have done a splendid job feigning outrage over President Trump’s phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart, but some of them (at least) can no longer hide their hypocrisy.
Case in point: 2004 Democratic Party presidential nominee John Kerry.
The former Massachusetts Senator and Secretary of State, who came within a hair’s breadth of the White House, made a very awkward admission during the 2004 campaign, bragging about how foreign leaders told him how much they wanted him to beat then-President George W. Bush.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson broke this story of astounding hypocrisy.
Kerry is one of countless Democrats claiming Trump acted improperly by suggesting Ukraine investigate Joe Biden’s ties to his son Hunter’s work for Ukrainian energy giant Burisma Holdings.
Per BizPac Review:
“John Kerry has been talking to anyone who will listen about the president’s shocking behavior with Ukraine,” Carlson said of the former secretary of state. The Fox host then cut to a recent MSNBC interview where Kerry reacted to Trump’s Ukraine phone call.
“Kerry is full of it, as you know. But, just to put some meat on those bones, during the 2004 election, which he lost, John Kerry openly bragged about soliciting support from foreign leaders against his opponent that year, the incumbent President George W. Bush,” Carlson said in reaction.
“I’ve met foreign leaders who can’t go out and say this publicly, but boy they look at you and say, ‘you’ve got to win this, you’ve got to beat this guy, we need a new policy.’ Things like that,” Kerry reportedly said in 2004.
Carlson also criticized Kerry for refusing to name the leaders who supposedly said such things to him. The then-presidential candidate kept mum on names because he said that sort of trust between leaders was necessary to run the country.
Kerry’s admission follows a Bill Clinton comment, also unearthed by Carlson, where Clinton asked U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair for a political boost ahead of the 2000 presidential election.
(Video H/T Fox News)