Fox News host Tucker Carlson is generally a big supporter of President Trump.
That’s why this is so odd.
See what Tucker says about Trump and keeping promises…
From Daily Wire:
In an interview on Tuesday with Die Weltwoche, a Swiss weekly magazine, Carlson told Urs Gehriger at his Fox News office in Washington, D.C. that Trump has not kept his promises and has not achieved his goals.
Carlson: “His chief promises were that he would build the wall, de-fund planned parenthood, and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any of those things. I don’t think he’s capable. I don’t think he’s capable of sustained focus. I don’t think he understands the system. I don’t think the Congress is on his side. I don’t think his own agencies support him.“
“I think Trump’s role is to begin the conversation about what actually matters. We were not having any conversation about immigration before Trump arrived in Washington. People were bothered about it in different places in the country. It’s a huge country, but that was not a staple of political debate at all. Trump asked basic questions like’ ‘Why don’t our borders work?’ ‘Why should we sign a trade agreement and let the other side cheat?’ Or my favorite of all, ‘What’s the point of NATO?’ The point of NATO was to keep the Soviets from invading western Europe but they haven’t existed in 27 years, so what is the point? These are obvious questions that no one could answer.“
Tucker was asked if Trump has accomplished anything.
“Not much. Not much. Much less than he should have. I’ve come to believe he’s not capable of it.“
The reason Trump hasn’t accomplished much, in Tucker’s view, is because “the legislative process in this country by design is highly complex, and it’s designed to be complex as a way of diffusing power, of course, because the people who framed our Constitution, founded our country, were worried about concentrations of power.“
“They balanced it among the three branches as you know and they made it very hard to make legislation. In order to do it you really have to understand how it works and you have to be very focused on getting it done, and he knows very little about the legislative process, hasn’t learned anything, hasn’t surrounded himself with people that can get it done, hasn’t done all the things you need to do so. It’s mostly his fault that he hasn’t achieved those things. I’m not in charge of Trump.“
Tucker then seemed to be critical of capitalism:
“Capitalism drives change, innovation change, the old ways give way to new ways of doing things, and in the process of change the weak get hurt always. This was true in industrialization 100 years ago and it’s true in the digital revolution now. What’s changed is that nobody is standing up on behalf of the people who are being crushed by the change.“
Tucker also added that socialism is “absolutely” in America’s future.
Is he wrong about any of this?
On socialism, it’s clear.
One day, whether it’s five years or twenty years down the line, socialism is coming to America with full force. There will be too many Ocasio-Cortez’s in Congress and state government to stop it.
Sad but true.
Tucker’s words about Trump aren’t necessarily wrong, but certainly surprising.
Trump has definitely accomplished a lot, despite not keeping his core promises.
But that’s Washington.