Former Fox News Channel personality Tucker Carlson is doubling down on a topic he broached during his recent interview with 2024 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“It started with protests against you and then it moved to impeachment twice and now indictment,” he told the former president during the interview that was originally broadcast at the same time as last month’s Republican presidential primary debate. “Are you worried that they’re going to try and kill you? Why wouldn’t they try and kill you? Honestly.”
Although Trump did not affirm any personal fears about his safety, he described his political enemies as “savage animals” and “sick.”
One of the questions that Donald Trump will be asked in the interview with Tucker Carlson is if he thinks ‘they’ will try to kill him as he runs for president in 2024.
Tucker: “Are you worried that they're gonna try and kill you? Why wouldn't they try and kill you?”
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) August 23, 2023
In a subsequent conversation with podcast host Adam Carolla, Carlson built on that premise by asserting that Trump’s life is “obviously” in danger.
Insisting that the nation is “speeding toward assassination,” he cited the belief that political leaders in both parties “have decided that there’s something about Trump” that makes him “so threatening” he cannot be allowed to win a second term in the White House.
“It’s hard to overstate how bad this is,” Carlson added. “I don’t know where it’s going. But there’s a collision that’s clearly imminent.”
Combined with the fact that President Joe Biden, whom he described as “senile in a way that’s impossible to deny,” is potentially on track for re-election, he lamented the country’s current trajectory.
“I’ve never been this worried about anything as I am about where this is going,” he said.
Aside from potential threats against the leading Republican candidate, Carlson told Carolla that he is concerned about what other measures the Biden administration might take in order to secure another term.
“They are going to go to war with Russia,” he said. “That’s what they are going to do. There will be a hot war between the United States and Russia in the next year. It’s a political matter. They need to declare war footing in order to assume war powers, in order to win.”
Addressing those who share his concerns, Carlson urged them “to put as much pressure as you can” on Republican lawmakers to work toward achieving peace between Russia and Ukraine.