Tucker Carlson, the well-known news media personality formerly of Fox News, is openly supportive of former President Donald Trump. On Aug. 30, during a conversation with the conservative podcast host Adam Carolla, he expressed concerns about the former president's safety.
During the discussion, Carlson pointed out that various attempts by what he refers to as "permanent Washington" to undermine Trump's influence have failed.
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"I mean, look: They protested him, they called him names, he won anyway," Carlson said. "They impeached him — twice — on ridiculous pretenses. They fabricated a lot about what happened on Jan. 6 in order to impeach him again. It didn't work. He came back, then they indicted him. It didn't work — he became more popular. Then they indicted him three more times, and every single time his popularity rose."
Despite all this, Trump's popularity continued to rise. Carlson suggested that if traditional means of opposition have proven ineffective, the next step might be a more extreme one — assassination.
"We're speeding toward assassination, obviously," he said. "And no one will say that, but I don't know how you can't reach that conclusion."
Carlson's statement followed his criticism of the CIA, which he described by saying, "It's unbelievable and it's happening in front of all of us." He claimed that the CIA is illegitimate "unless it is following precisely the orders of the elected president" and that anything less poses a significant threat to democracy. He also drew a connection between the CIA and the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
When asked about the future leading up to the 2024 presidential election, Carlson shared his fear about Trump's safety. He suggested that any assassination attempt might originate from within the government.
"They have decided, permanent Washington, both parties have decided that there's something about Trump that's so threatening to them that they just can't have it," Carlson said.
He expressed deep concern about the upcoming trial related to the events of Jan. 6, characterizing it as an attempt to imprison Trump for the rest of his life for contesting the previous election's results.
He concluded by stating, "Again, if this were happening in Moldova, the state department would issue an all-hands-on-deck order to let the world know this is not a legitimate government. And yet our government is doing it. It's hard to overstate how bad this is, and I'm not. I don't know where it's going, but there's a collision that's clearly imminent. Biden's not running the government, you know, so like I don't know. I've never been this worried about anything as I am about where this is going."
Trump skipped the first Republican primary debate and instead participated in an interview with Carlson as a means of counter-programming.
The prerecorded interview was released on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, just five minutes before the Wednesday night debate commenced. During the approximately 45-minute interview, Trump made few newsworthy statements but offered an explanation for his absence from the debate.
Carlson asked Trump whether he believed the nation was on a path toward civil conflict. Trump's response centered on the "passion" and "hatred" he observed among his supporters on Jan. 6, 2021.
"There was love in that crowd, there was love and unity," Trump said of his supporters that day. "I have never seen such spirit and such passion and such love, and I've also never seen simultaneously, and from the same people, such hatred of what they've done to our country."
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