As he attempted to defend Donald Trump Jr. for meeting with a Russian attorney, Tucker Carlson got a dose of reality he wasn’t ready for, and he nearly lost his tiny mind when it happened.
Interviewing retired Lt Col. Ralph Peters, Carlson began by saying that he didn’t admire Vladimir Putin:
“[Putin] seems like a shady guy, a strongman for sure, wouldn’t want to live there.”
“He’s a killer.”
Carlson then began softening, wondering how exactly Putin was someone the United States should worry about:
“Hard to see why he’s a threat to us.”
That’s when Peters laid some major historical truth on the Fox News host:
“You sound like Charles Lindbergh in 1938 saying, ‘Hitler hasn’t attacked us.'”
As if sensing the deeper truth of what his guest had just said, Carlson got very defensive:
“I beg your pardon. Slow down, colonel, slow down. You cannot compare me to someone who makes apologies for Hitler.
“I think it’s insane, actually. You just compared me to a Nazi apologist—slow down, slow down!”
But Peters refused to relent, adding:
“Putin’s invaded his neighbors, broken the long peace in Europe, he assassinates dissidents and journalists, he bombs women and children in purpose in Syria. He is as bad as Hitler … let’s just say you sound like someone in 1938 saying, ‘What has Hitler done to us.'”
Rather than engage in a real debate, Carlson went for the low road, attacking Peters for supporting the invasion of Iraq under George W. Bush. Which, ironically enough, Carlson did too when it first began. Finally he remarked:
“Maybe we should lower the moral tone a little bit.”
But Peters had one last jab for Carlson:
“You’ve made your career being an American conservative patriot. And now you’re suddenly cheering for Vladimir Putin?
“Vladimir Putin is a criminal, he hates America, he wants to hurt us.”
Like most conservative chickenhawks, Tucker Carlson wants to pretend he’s tough, yet he’s more than willing to bow down to a thug like Vladimir Putin. That alone makes him a disgusting piece of amphibian shit.
Tucker throws a fit when Lt. Col. Ralph Peters calls him out for defending Putin and compares Tucker to Lindbergh's comments on Hitler. pic.twitter.com/QgJGzU1GXf
— Richard W. (@IceManNYR) July 12, 2017
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