Tucker Carlson discussed the crimes Donald Trump is being accused of in a new interview.
Weltwoche: You landed a great scoop with your interview with former President Donald Trump, which went on the air just as the Republican candidates were holding their first debate on your previous channel, Fox. Back in 2018, when you and I first met for an interview, Trump had been in office for almost two years. And you told me your assessment that, at that juncture, “Trump is not capable”as US president. You referenced the border — he didn’t build the wall enough — as an example. If Trump succeeds in making a triumphant return to the White House, do you think he can be effective?
Carlson: No. Of course, I don’t know. I’d merely be speculating. I think his first term as president proved it’s pretty hard to run an organization, millions of people, when most of them are paid to oppose you, which they are. There are unionized federal employees whose jobs depend on the other party. So, the system, itself, is pretty difficult for someone who seeks to reform the system.
At this point, however, they’re trying to put Trump in prison for the crime of running against Joe Biden. I’m just speaking in my capacity as a voter. That’s all I need to know.
Do I think if Trump were to take over, tomorrow, that he would make the CIA accountable to voters? No, I don’t. Do I think he’d build a wall? I don’t know. I hope so.
I know that you cannot allow, you absolutely cannot allow a political party to use our system of justice to imprison the president’s chief opponent. You can’t do that. That’s just absolutely not allowed.
From my perspective, that’s what this election’s about. Are we going to allow that, or aren’t we? And I just don’t think we can.