Fox News host Tucker Carlson raised eyebrows on Friday night by openly breaking with President Trump over his decision to kill Iran’s top terrorist kingpin.
As Mediaite reports:
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson last night criticized President Donald Trump’s strike on a top Iranian general as “lumbering toward” war, and tonight he told viewers that they should have serious questions about potential war with Iran.
“It’s no exaggeration to say that by the next time this show airs, we could be engaged in a conflict — a real conflict — with Iran. From Iran’s perspective, we’re already there. If Iranian forces killed the chairman of our joint chiefs of staff, for example, would you consider it an act of war? You were,” he said.
Some of Tucker Carlson’s Qs: “Is Iran really the greatest threat we face? Who’s actually benefiting from this? Why are we continuing to ignore the decline of our own country in favor of jumping into another quagmire from which there is no obvious exit?” pic.twitter.com/WLHcgI1u3Q
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 4, 2020
Carlson questioned the assessment of an “imminent threat” and posed a few questions like “Is Iran really the greatest threat we face? And who’s actually benefiting from this? And why are we continuing to ignore the decline of our own country in favor of jumping into another quagmire from which there is no obvious exit?”
He swiped at “chest-beaters” making “the usual war-like noises, the ones they always make,” calling out Senator Ben Sasse in particular for defending the president’s “obligation to defend America by killing this bastard.”
Tucker’s decision to break with the President is a sharpe and significant one. So who’s right here, Tucker or President Trump? Let us know what you think in the comments below.