Former President Donald Trump was the highlight speaker at the Turning Point Action Conference held in West Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday night. However, before Trump took the stage, renowned Fox News host Tucker Carlson delivered a keynote speech that electrified the crowd.
As Tucker Carlson approached the podium, the audience erupted in a frenzy of applause and cheers. Recognizing the enthusiasm of the crowd, Tucker humorously remarked, “I don’t think most unemployed people get a reception like that!” Clearly, his presence was met with great admiration and support.
During his speech, Tucker Carlson couldn’t resist boasting about a recent encounter where he confronted former Vice President Mike Pence during a presidential primary forum in Iowa. He recounted the moment with great satisfaction, declaring that he had single-handedly ended Pence’s political career in just 60 seconds. The crowd, fully aware of the significance, erupted in cheers and applause.
Tucker proceeded to criticize Pence’s priorities, particularly focusing on the former vice president’s concerns about the allocation of American tanks to Ukraine. Tucker expressed incredulity at Pence’s apparent disregard for the pressing issues facing the United States. He highlighted the degradation of the economy, the rise in suicide rates, and the exponential increase in crime within the country. Tucker rhetorically questioned why Pence seemed more concerned about Ukraine’s tank supply than the welfare of the American people.
“You’re running for President. You are distressed that Ukrainians don’t have enough American tanks?! EVERY city in the U.S. has become much worse over the past three years…and it’s VISIBLE. Our economy has degraded…suicide rate has jumped…crime has exponentially increased and yet your concern is that the Ukrainians – country that most people can’t find on a map who’ve received tens of billions of US tax dollars don’t have enough tanks!” Tucker said.
Tucker continued, “I think it’s a fair question to ask, where’s the concern for the United States?”
“That’s not my concern,” Pence said. “Tucker, I’ve heard that routine from you before but that’s not my concern!”
In response to Tucker’s scathing remarks, Pence dismissed the concerns, reiterating that his focus was not on the issues raised by Tucker. Undeterred, Tucker continued to emphasize the need for leaders to prioritize the well-being of the United States, rather than diverting attention to foreign affairs.
The crowd at the Turning Point Action Conference was captivated by Tucker Carlson’s words and the apparent impact he had on ending Mike Pence’s political aspirations. Their enthusiastic response reflected their shared enthusiasm for Carlson’s bold and unapologetic style of commentary.