Ted Cruz’s PR Disaster
Barry Nussbaum: Hello and welcome to ATP Report. It's the Barry and Katie Show starring the fabulous Katie Hopkins, direct from London, England. Lots of smart stuff is coming from Katie. Good afternoon.
Katie Hopkins: Good afternoon and a very warm welcome to our ATP family. Of course, Barry and I are always trying to grow our family one way or another so if you know somebody that's not part of our family, get them to text us.
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Barry Nussbaum: Absolutely true, and thanks for the plug; we've got a lot to talk about. One of my favorite state representatives, the U.S. senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, really messed up this week as far as his public relations.
Texas is in the worst freeze of all time from the north to the south of the state. Their power is out. Their water is out. The pipes are frozen. People can't get drinking water, can't flush the toilets, can't be warm, the grocery stores are empty, and Ted Cruz, what did he do?
Well, he got on a plane, went to Cancun, Mexico, where it was warm on vacation, and then it blew up in his face. How bad is it?
Katie Hopkins: Yeah, it's tricky, isn't it? Because, you know, hey, look, I'm no senator or congressman clearly, and I've made so many mistakes in my life I've lost count. In one of those mistakes, I remember someone saying to me, Katie, look, you know, they're after you.
Why give them an open goal? I think that's exactly what we'd say here. I love Ted Cruz. I mean, I'd cheerlead for him any day of the week. It's just that open goal thing isn't it. It's not just that he went away.
It's that the optics were bad. It's that you went somewhere hot and sunny at a time when people are so frozen, they can't even defrost their pipes or that dogs are frozen, stuck to the porch. So, it's that the optics are horrible. What is more painful to watch is AOC and Beto O'Rourke just absolutely capitalizing on this left, right, and center.
They've raised two million dollars already. Beto's there doing his wellness calls to over five hundred thousand people. Now we're going to get AOC racking up in Houston next week. It's just the capitalizing on this misfortune that's very- it's going to cost, I think, Ted Cruz very dearly.
Barry Nussbaum: Yeah, I really love your soccer analogy. He literally left the goal wide open, and anyone can kick the ball through when you leave under circumstances like this. I think he's going to learn his lesson to be more careful from now on when he does something that gets him into the spotlight.
There's nobody in the spotlight more worldwide, probably than your Queen. She seems in her last old years as ruler of the British Empire to be getting stern and firm with the family. What's happening?
Katie Hopkins: So true. I mean, in brief, and many people will have seen the Meg and Harry announcement of the second pregnancy. The image people will recognize is them lying under the tree, looking up at the tree, announcing this pregnancy.
Then straight after that, announcing a no-holds-barred interview with Oprah. Oprah's been sucking up to Meghan Markle and Harry promoting her ridiculous vegan coffee brand or whatever. Now she's got this interview, and that was it, the final straw for the Queen.
Despite being ninety whatever years old, despite Prince Philip being back in the hospital and very ill indeed. The Queen came straight out and said, "That's it, enough. We are done with you altogether." She's stripped them of their royal patronages, and they are gone.
They are done with. I have to say now; there are just moments where that woman is just still so amazing. We can reflect on the seventeen-year-old Queen saying that she'll dedicate her life to this country no matter what.
And boy, oh, boy, has she done that. I do love it when she sort of pulls a firm line because those two-need telling, and finally, we've got rid of them, and I say good riddance.
Barry Nussbaum: She literally fired them out of their jobs. I didn't even know you could do that.
Katie Hopkins: Oh, yeah, and you know what? Harry, one of the things he was desperate to hang onto was that uniform. Turning up with his medals, being part of the Royal Marines still. He was desperate to hang on to that. She said, "No more, you're gone."
What sort of sums it up really nicely is the retort from Meghan and Harry saying, "We are all in service all of our lives. Anybody can be of service. We are all universally at service." Just the really sort of nasty little endpoint to a very nasty episode in the royal family's history.
Barry Nussbaum: I'm glad we don't have a royal family, but in this case, I side with your Queen.
Katie Hopkins: Yes, good. Thank you, Barry.
Barry Nussbaum: You came up with a great line for what's going on in the UK regarding COVID. You called it ‘No jab, no job’. Are you being serious that you're going to have to have the vaccine and be able to prove it, or your work history is going to be possibly restricted?
Katie Hopkins: Oh, absolutely. It remains the law that you cannot make a vaccine mandatory in the UK. That's the law. But they're bringing it in, of course, by the back door. We've discussed this before with our ATP family.
This idea that you're going to need a vaccination to travel. Well, they're going to make it in the UK; if you don't have a jab, you lose your job. They're going to make it. There is going to be case law that shows it is a reasonable management request that you have the jab.
This very well-known, very popular firm of plumbers. A sort of plumbing firm that's very well known, the new contracts that they are issuing to new employees are you have to have the vaccination to have a job. So that's how they're going to make it mandatory here in the U.K. No jab, no job.
Barry Nussbaum: You need to write an article on that. At least to be able to use the title because it's really fabulous. You told me a story about two Florida ladies in their 30s and 40s who figured out a very novel way to jump the line to get the COVID vaccine.
Katie Hopkins: Yeah.
Barry Nussbaum: Tell our audience what they did.
Katie Hopkins: As much as you know, my personal view is that I'm not a vaccine fan. I don't believe in government injectables. Certainly not when they are being pushed this hard. It makes me suspicious. But I do love these ladies.
Thirty-three years old and forty-three years old in Florida. I know Florida women, and they look fantastic. Like they look half my age even when they're 60. So, these women must have looked really young.
Either way, they turned up at a vaccination center in Florida. They wore those little bonnets that you tie on your chin. They wore little old ladies' gloves. And they took these walking sticks, walking canes with them, and they managed to get the first dose, but they got caught out when they went back for their second dose.
So just a funny idea that by dressing up as old people, you'd be able to sneak your way to the front of the line.
Barry Nussbaum: I love the creativity. Speaking of which, you've got a very creative litigant in the UK. He is not a citizen, and he's suing the government because being locked down violates his rights as a citizen of the European Union and the British Empire. Tell us about that.
Katie Hopkins: Yeah, just a crazy thing. You know, many of us I feel- I don't want to be locked down that this is ridiculous. You know, we're only allowed to go out once a day for one period of exercise. What's happening here is these asylum seekers, these illegals that turn up in our country, they get given free hotels, free food, free health care, free everything.
The hotels they stay in are kind of nice. We wouldn't necessarily be able to afford those as a family. But one of these illegals is now taking our Home Secretary to court to say that locking me down is an infringement of my human rights, even though I'm in a hotel and I've got my food paid for and all of my health as well.
And it's an interesting dilemma for the Health Secretary because, of course, regular taxpayers are locked down. But what are they going to do give special permission to these illegals? Are they going to make it so illegals can do what they want, but we just get locked down?
You know, just the craziness of our crazy world that we live in. It does make you wonder, Barry, who pays these lawyers to cause this kind of trouble? Because this is someone making trouble, isn't it?
Barry Nussbaum: It's a great question, and I can answer for you in the United States, if you break into the country, you get free stuff. The list is as long as your arm. If you're not happy with your free stuff handout, you can go to public interest lawyers like Legal Aid, who will take your case paid for by tax-deductible donations to sue the government of the country that you just broke into because they're violating your rights.
Which in my opinion, under the U.S. Constitution, you have none since you're a felon. But here in the United States, we, the taxpayers, pay these felons to sue us at our expense. To then give them more free stuff, because, God forbid, they might have to return to their country of origin instead of staying in the country they broke into.
Katie Hopkins: Absolutely. It's always stirring the pot. Of course, it makes headlines. It's a win for them, and we'll see what happens. But every single time, it seems that illegals are ahead of British nationals, and it's something that gets people so angry both here, as you know, and in America, too.
Barry Nussbaum: Same situation here, just an ocean in between. Thanks, Katie, for coming on today, and thank you for joining us today. Remember what Katie told you.
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