Tucker Carlson spent a part of his present Thursday ripping hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who made billions off of the present coronavirus disaster after warning in a nationally televised interview that America would “end as we know it” except the Trump administration shut down the nation.
“Let it sink in: 3.3 million Americans filed unemployment claims last week, the highest number ever recorded in this country in history, ever,” Carlson stated. “It’s easy to see why a lot of people in America are deeply worried about the state of our economy. And maybe nobody in the country has seemed more panicked about it, at least in public, than billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman.”
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“Last Wednesday, this got a lot of attention,” Carlson added. “Ackman spent a full 28 minutes on live television yelling about how our country is collapsing.”
“We need to shut it down now,” Ackman stated on CNBC. “America will end as we know it, I’m sorry to say so, unless we take this option.”
The host talked concerning the ramifications of Ackman’s feedback on the markets, particularly his feedback about Hilton Hotels.
“That scared the hell out of investors around the world. It was everywhere. You probably remember it,” Carlson stated. “Ackman was especially terrifying, ‘bearish,’ as they say on Wall Street on the future of Hilton Hotels, of which he was a shareholder.”
“Every hotel is going to be shut down in the country,” Ackman stated throughout his CNBC interview and saying Hilton Hotels’ share worth may hit “zero.”
“Sounds like Bill Ackmann is in serious trouble along with the rest of America. Well, no, not exactly. In fact, Bill Ackman is suddenly much richer than ever,” Carlson stated. “Just this Monday, Ackman made a net profit of more than $2 billion.”
“How do they get so low? One of those stocks was Hilton Hotels,” Carlson stated.
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Carlson criticized Ackman and people who maintain him in excessive regard, saying his conduct “hurts” the nation.
“Ackman doesn’t seem embarrassed by this in the least. Apparently he plans to keep his new billions. He hasn’t announced any plans to donate any of it to the Americans whose lives he just made worse,” Carlson stated. “But that’s the kind of person Bill Ackrman is. He’s an amoral greedhead whose behavior adds nothing worth having to our country and often hurts us.”