- 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.