During an interview with actor Russell Brand on Friday, Tucker Carlson praised former President Donald Trump for opposing the endless war in Ukraine — arguing that Trump is “right” while “everyone in Washington is wrong.”
Trump, who is the only president in several decades to not start a new war, has repeatedly called for a quick and diplomatic end to the Russia-Ukraine war.
“I will end that war in one day, it will take 24 hours,” Trump stated during a previous interview.
‘I will end that war in one day, it will take 24 hours.’
Donald Trump says he would end the war in Ukraine in one day if he was president.
— GB News (@GBNEWS) May 3, 2023
Meanwhile, most establishment Republicans and Democrats have pledged their unending support to Ukraine and its president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy — pushing for sending billions of American taxpayer dollars to continue the war.
Under President Joe Biden’s leadership, the U.S. has already sent roughly $75 billion in military aid, supplies and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The Biden administration has already announced another $1.2 billion in military aid, and Biden has agreed to send cluster bombs to Ukraine after Zelensky pushed for them — a controversial decision, as much of the world has vowed not to use these weapons due to their long-term effects on civilians.
Carlson condemned the U.S. government’s support of the endless war in Ukraine, celebrating Trump for his refusal to go along with the mainstream narrative.
“Trump is the only person with any stature in the Republican party who is saying, ‘Wait a second. You know, why are we supporting an endless war in Ukraine?’” the former Fox News host said.
“All I can say at this point is I’m so grateful that he has that position. He’s right. And everyone in Washington is wrong. Everyone,” Carlson continued, adding: “Trump is right on that question, and it’s a big question. That war is reshaping the world. It’s reshaping the economy of the world. It’s reshaping populations.”
He later told Brand: “I love Trump, personally.”
JUST IN: During an interview with Russell Brand, Tucker Carlson says he loves Donald Trump, specifically his stance on the war in Ukraine.
“Trump is the only person… who is saying: ‘Wait a second. You know, why are we supporting an endless war in Ukraine?’”
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Carlson also speculated that his opposition to the endless war in Ukraine could have played a role in Fox News’ decision to fire him.
“The war in Ukraine is a red line for a lot of people in business and politics,” he said. “And you see it in our politics in the U.S., where the leaders of the Republican Party in the Congress really are repulsive, in my view, are now supporting sending cluster bombs to Ukraine.”
“Ukraine is losing the war, obviously,” Carlson added. “Ukrainians are dying in huge numbers and the country is being destroyed. And so the U.S. could force a peace like tonight — they could, uniquely they have that power, and they won’t. And they’re continuing to allow Ukrainians to be killed in the country to be devastated. So I don’t know their motive — I can only guess but I know that if you criticize that they really are intent on making it be quiet.”
Russell Brand inquires about Tucker Carlson's dismissal from FOX, to which Tucker responds that the War in Ukraine is a red line for a lot of people in business and politics:
"They are now supporting sending cluster bombs to the Ukraine. Ukraine is losing the war, obviously. And… pic.twitter.com/i59DwpDCY0
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