Tucker Carlson, the Fox News host, expressed dismay at President Donald Trump’s leadership on Monday, criticizing the president’s handling of mass protests that have engulfed cities across the country and singling out an influential member of his family. Jared Kushner was just one of some unnamed “key advisers” who Carlson said “don’t seem to understand the gravity of the moment,” not only for the country but also for Trump’s reelection prospects.
“‘No matter what,’ they’ll tell you,” Carlson said of a handful of advisers around the president, “‘our voters aren’t going anywhere. The trailer parks are rock-solid. What choice do they have? They’ve got to vote for us.'” He continued: “Jared Kusher, for one, has made that point out loud. No one has more contempt for Donald Trump’s voters than Jared Kushner does.” Carlson added that Trump’s reelection was at risk unless he shored up his response to the protests.
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Tucker Carlson talking directly to Trump:
“You can regularly say embarrassing things on television. You can hire Omarosa to work at the White House. All of that will be forgiven if you protect your people. But if you do not protect them..then you’re done.”
— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) June 2, 2020
Tucker Carlson rips into our leaders:
“Weakness invites aggression… If you let people spray paint obscenities on City Hall, pretty soon they are overturning cop cars. If you put up with that, they’ll come right through the door of the police precinct and burn it down.” pic.twitter.com/tc39phngJp
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 2, 2020
Tucker Carlson is targeting Kushner on his show right now. Some Trump backers have been after Kushner throughout the day, in part for his role in crafting the GOP platform and in part for what others say is his role in keeping the president from delivering an address before today
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 2, 2020
“No one has more contempt for Donald Trump’s voters than Jared Kushner does, and no one expresses it more frequently,” Tucker Carlson said on his show that Trump watches closely tonight. Carlson says Trump showed he wanted to “crack down on rioters,” but was talked out of it.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 2, 2020
Don’t praise Tucker Carlson for criticizing Trump. He’s criticizing Trump because he thinks Trump should be EVEN WORSE.
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) June 2, 2020