The Fox News parade of Republican wannabes was outshined in a powerful way by an online interview with the prominent host it recently fired. Tucker Carlson’s brilliant conversation with former President Donald Trump emphatically stole the thunder from the network’s primetime spectacle.
With a seemingly insurmountable lead, Trump opted out of sharing the Milwaukee stage with his pretend rivals. There was a point when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was expected to mount a serious challenge, but that has faded into oblivion.
Likewise there are others who are doing no more than jockeying for cabinet positions or ambassadorships to exotic locales.
The interview was reportedly conducted two days prior to the GOP debate at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. It aired on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, at the same time as the moderated Republican gathering.
Before the airing, the former president predicted that “sparks will fly.” And they did fly.
Concerning the Jan. 6 protests, Trump cited the “tremendous passion” and “tremendous love” exhibited by his supporters. He called the incident a “very interesting day because they don’t report it properly.”
Donald Trump. Tucker Carlson.
Debate Night in Bedminster
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— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) August 23, 2023
The 45th president described the gathering as the largest that he’d ever addressed. He noted that mainstream media sources failed to properly report that he prodded the demonstrators to “go patriotically and peacefully.”
Carlson asked Trump whether he sees the country moving toward civil war. The candidate explained, “I don’t know because I don’t know I can say this: there’s a level of hatred that I’ve never seen and that’s probably a bad combination.”
Trump correctly noted that if he was legitimately indicted over contesting the 2020 presidential election, then Hillary Clinton and Stacey Abrams should also face indictments.
Both notoriously asserted they were cheated out of political offices. They, however, enjoyed support from the mainstream media.
Carlson asked if Trump believed Democrats will attempt to steal yet another election from him. “Oh well, they’ll try.” He added that if another Republican were to win the nomination that the left would persecute them “just as viciously as they did me.”
A must-see interview, something Fox News fell woefully short of in their presidential debate.