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Tucker Carlson painted a dark picture of a society without police and warned President Donald Trump to act if he wishes to be reelected in November.
During his monologue on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the Fox News host addressed the “national crisis” of riots and protests that have unfolded across the nation and noted that they are “designed” to remove Trump from power and ultimately destroy the U.S. system of government.
(Source: Fox News)
Carlson pointed out the “primary rule of Washington” during Thursday’s monologue: “In an election year, everything that happens is about the election.”
He exposed that what happened in the wake of George Floyd’s death following months of the coronavirus pandemic was not the “chaos” everyone thought, but was more a “power grab by violent extremists.” Carlson went on to address “the ultimate betrayal of citizenship,” as Americans are feeling undefended and neglected by government leaders who are failing, sometimes even refusing, to restore order and police officers are essentially prevented from enforcing the law.
“What we are living through right now despite what people have told you is not a local problem. This is a national crisis. The riots are designed to produce a national result: the destruction of our system of government and the removal of Donald Trump,” Carlson said.
“People expect a president to respond to a moment like this to fix it and they have a right to expect that. The president runs the country,” he added, wondering “why isn’t the Justice Department responding like this?”
The president announced on Monday that he had “authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S. with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act, or such other laws that may be pertinent.”
I have authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S. with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act, or such other laws that may be pertinent…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 23, 2020
This move was a “good start,” Carlson said, but there is much more that needs to be done.
“It would change the course of this country’s future if the Justice Department rounded up the leaders of Antifa tomorrow, along with every single person caught on camera torching a building, destroying a monument, defacing a church, and put them all in shackles and then frogmarch them in front of cameras like MS-13 and call them what they actually are: domestic terrorists,” the Fox News host said.
“Not protesters, not civil rights activists, not CNN contributors, but domestic terrorists,” he added.
Over in Congress this week, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler referred to Antifa as “imaginary,” sparking a wave a backlash.
Astounded Jim Jordan reads Jerry Nadler the riot act on House floor for calling Antifa thugs ‘imaginary’ https://t.co/BEbpZwHeCi
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 26, 2020
“The people destroying this country are criminals, if you are brave enough to call them that, so naturally their popularity grows. Everyone supports protesters. This is America. We believe in protests. But watch what happens when you start calling them what they really are,” Carlson contended.
“Most people don’t like terrorists. Terrorists will never be popular even among Democratic voters,” he said, noting that the opposite is true now as “the terrorists are more popular than the president of the United States” and the system he represents.
The American “system is weak,” he explained, and is refusing “to defend itself,” reiterating that Trump needs to act.
“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,” Carlson said, adding that now is the time to be “enforcing America’s laws with certainty.”
“Just a month ago, destroying statues was a felony. Now, it’s allowed. What will we allow a month from now? Will we allow by November?” he wondered. “What seemed awful the other day is normal now. It turns out that if you don’t bother to explain precisely why certain ideas are bad, if you don’t vigorously defend your own worldview, then you lose. Bad ideas spread, they quickly congeal into conventional wisdom, and then you’re done.”
The Fox News host urged that “this is precisely the time right now tonight to defend the institutions that we desperately need to keep in this country.”
“Those institutions include the nuclear family, our freedom of speech, small, independent businesses, absolute colorblindness under the law, the noble tradition of nonviolent protest. Those are the things that make us proud to be Americans. Those are the things that make America a place worth living in,” he concluded. “We need to defend these things with everything we have, all of us must defend them including the president. That is his hope of reelection. For the rest of us, it’s our only hope as a country.”
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