Senator Kennedy slams Biden’s energy policies in new video: Economy doesn’t run on ‘unicorn urine’
FIRST ON FOX: Senator John Kennedy, R-La.roasted President Biden and his energy policies in a new campaign video, joking that the economy doesn’t run on “unicorn urine.”
FOX Business has exclusively obtained Kennedy’s latest campaign video released Thursday which aimed to Biden’s energy policies and featured the characteristic humor of the Louisiana Republican.
“Are you ready?” Kennedy asked at the start of the video. “Here are President Biden’s energy policies in a nutshell.”
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“First, we’re going to stop producing our own oil,” the senator said. “Then we’re going to buy oil from foreign countries that hate us so those foreign countries can have more money to buy weapons to try and kill us.”
“Sometimes I think President Biden is more concerned with finding the best cure for nail fungus than saving American jobs,” he continued.
Kennedy ended the video by asking “someone” to “please tell the Commander-in-Chief” that neither his “car nor the greatest economy in all of human history is running on pixie dust and unicorn urine”.
Kennedy is well known for his sharp humor in Washington and has made it an essential part of his political persona.
The senator released his first video of the election cycle on Wednesday, where he gave a “Real Talk,” saying he has “the right to remain silent,” but just doesn’t have “the ability to. “.
Another famous video featuring Kennedy came in 2021, when he made a video spot shared by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
“My friends, I believe love is the answer,” Kennedy said as funk music played behind him. “But you should own a handgun, just in case.”
The senator’s latest announcement comes amid soaring inflation, massive gas prices and a recession that have strained the wallets of Americans across the country.
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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, approaching the highest level of the year – the latest sign that the historically tight labor market is starting to calm down.
Figures released Thursday by the Labor Department show claims for the week ended July 30 rose to 260,000 from the downwardly revised 254,000 recorded a week earlier. The figure is higher than the 2019 pre-pandemic average of 218,000 claims and narrowly missed the eight-month peak of 261,000 recorded in mid-July.
Continuing claims, or the number of Americans who consecutively receive unemployment assistance, rose slightly to 1.416 million for the week ended July 23, up 48,000 from the revised level the previous week. A year ago, nearly 12.96 million Americans were receiving unemployment benefits.
Megan Henney of FOX Business contributed reporting.