Fox News star Tucker Carlson shocked everyone Thursday when he went after President Donald Trump’s comments on guns.
The conservative news host opened the show by praising Trump’s tenure, saying his unorthodox style was “usually worth it.” But Carlson went full blast when discussing the president’s recent comments on gun laws.
Specifically, Carlson was unusually upset with Trump over his reported comments that the administration should consider taking “the guns first” and “go through due process second” when it came to mentally ill people who owned firearms. Carlson called it a “betrayal” of one of the president’s core promises.
“Now, I mean, how honest do you want to be? Imagine if Barack Obama had said that? Just ignore due process and confiscating guns? Obama would have been denounced as a dictator!” Carlson exclaimed.
“We would have denounced him first, trust me,” Carlson continued. “Congress would be talking impeachment. Some would be muttering secession.”
“Well the media agreed with what the president said yesterday, so they underplayed it or presented as a little battle between the president and the NRA. But it’s not about the NRA. It’s not even about the president,” he said.
“It’s about the constitution. And the constitution remains the same no matter who’s in power.”
“That’s the point of the constitution. The second amendment protects your right to bear arms,” Carlson continued. “It doesn’t say that metaphorically. It says it explicitly. The Supreme Court has, several times, interpreted it that way. It explicitly protects your right to bear arms.”
“Those rights are what makes us citizens and not mere subjects of the powerful. The president needs to be reminded of that maybe we all do once in a while,” he said. “If voters wanted that kind of government, they could have voted Democrat.”
You can see Tucker’s segment here —