President Donald Trump became the first sitting president to set foot in North Korea as he began a new round of peace negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
While the Trump administration is touting the move as a historic step toward peace with North Korea, people continue to remind others of Kim's ruthless way of ruling, often killing his own citizens and even family members.
Naturally, far-right Fox News host Tucker Carlson leapt to defend the president from criticism for giving a dictator home field advantage. Carlson's defense, however, is a tad questionable.
Tucker Carlson is now literally defending mass murder😳 "You've got to be honest about what it means to lead a coun… https://t.co/wP3yPPrFIH— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@Qasim Rashid, Esq.) 1561908922.0
Speaking from the DMZ, Carlson said in an interview with Fox and Friends:
"There's no defending the North Korean regime, which is a monstrous regime...on the other hand, you've got to be honest about what it means to lead a country. It means killing people, Not on the scale the North Koreans do, but a lot of countries commit atrocities, including a number that we are closely allied with."
While Carlson is right that other countries routinely commit atrocities and human rights abuses. Nonetheless, people found the excuse appalling.
@fadestowhite Tucker Carlson is reprehensible— Sean Patrick Scott (@Sean Patrick Scott) 1561920375.0
@fadestowhite Sick sick sick— Dadude🆘 (@Dadude🆘) 1561920111.0
@fadestowhite I heard him say it......😱🤬 https://t.co/GiICbjQT6s— White Whirlwind Buffalo Woman (@White Whirlwind Buffalo Woman) 1561922254.0
I just can't get over this statement from yesterday. We've gone from being the beacon on a hill, the guiding ligh… https://t.co/UxHLO8Vwm8— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel Jollett) 1561986662.0
@QasimRashid Reducing "murdering his family and political opponents" to "so mean" like he's a high school student w… https://t.co/0Ha9sujHzA— Drake Delete *.* Drakemas (@Drake Delete *.* Drakemas) 1561909079.0
Bad form, Tucker.