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