Fox News’ Tucker Carlson kicked off his Thursday night hour with an unusual message — he had a warning for President Donald Trump.
He “could well lose” the election come November 2020 if he doesn’t make changes.
“Nobody watching this show wants to hear that,” he added, “but it’s true. And key people around the president know that it’s true. They’ve seen the numbers, they’re concerned.”
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Carlson further explained that Trump is facing an uphill battle, and said that when mass rioting and looting took place across America the president hadn’t responded in the way some voters hoped he would.
There’s a few reasons for this, the Fox News host explained.
Trump was exhausted after defending himself for 3 years against the Russia hoax, and he noted that the White House lacked preparation to deal with the crises that took our nation by storm.
As a result, he said some voters felt let down.
“Some voters felt undefended,” Carlson explained. “Some turned against him.”
“The core appeal of Trump was, if things ever started to fall apart, he would defend you.”
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“If Trump got elected, you could say what you really believe. The basic promise of America could be restored. You could live with dignity.”
The president has to get back to that, according to Carlson. Quickly.
He’s getting off to a “welcome” start.
“The President announced two days ago that anyone who topples a statue on federal property will face ten years in prison.” Carlson also noted that Attorney General William Barr is overseeing approximately 500 criminal cases, many of them likely including the mass tearing down of statues.
It’s a start, but Carlson is also warning that the lack of action taken by the White House is emboldening voters to rally behind the so-called protesters as they destroy monuments across America.
“The terrorists are more popular than the president of the United States,” he said. “And not just more popular than Donald Trump personally, but more popular than the system he represents and administers.”
But the Fox host is calling the White House to action. He wants the president to call rioters, “domestic terrorists.”
“That would change minds, right away.”
To put the stakes in perspective, Carlson said this while closing the segment:
“Spend an hour on Google and see if you can find a single leader in the history of the world who stayed in power after failing to quell a rebellion. You can’t.”
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