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Tucker Carlson Just Made the Most Bonkers Excuse for Donald Trump's Cozy Relationship With Kim Jong Un, and People Arre Dragging Him Hard

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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.

Watch below:

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.

Bad form, Tucker.