Fox News host Tucker Carlson went after President Donald Trump in a stinging monologue calling him a “full-blown BS artist.”
He did it on Wednesday in a speech that was designed to defend the president but sounded more like Democrat talking points.
“One of the reasons Progressives say they hate Donald Trump is because he lies a lot. Trump is a committed liar,” he said.
“To prove the point the left is trying to catalog’s Trump dishonesty with the scientific precision you associate with obsessed baseball fans or bird watchers.
“Donald Trump made a total of 13,435 falls or misleading statements while in office. As the Post points out the line began at the inauguration,” he said as he showed a picture of the crowd that President Trump said was the biggest ever at an inauguration.
“We won’t lie. That was untrue. The crowd at the 2017 inauguration was not the largest. Why did the president claim it was? That’s because who he is.
“Donald Trump is a salesman and a booster and a self-promoter and sometimes a full-blown bs artist. If Trump was not rich in real estate, he could have made a fortune selling cars.
“Most people know this. It’s obvious. Is lying really the reason the left despises Donald Trump? Or could be the problem be the exact opposite?
“Think back over the last 4 years. When have the CNN anchors been the angriest? When Donald Trump exaggerated his own accomplishments? No. It’s not when Trump lies, it’s when he tells the truth.
“Truth is the real threat to their power. There is an unspoken agreement in charge of our country not to talk about what happened to it. They are implicated with its decline and profiting from it.
“They maintain a strict policy of mandatory reality avoidance. Everything is fine they shout. Diversity is our strength. Shut up or we will hurt you.
“Trump won’t shut up. He keeps talking. That’s his crime. That’s why they hate him. It started with his very first speech as a presidential candidate,” he said, referring to his speech about illegal aliens bringing drugs and crime.
“Trump did not claim that everyone coming over the southern border is a criminal but some are. That’s true,” he said.
“Because it is true, you are absolutely under no circumstances allowed to say it. Acknowledging that not every illegal alien improves America raises the question.
“If illegal immigrants has a down side, why has Washington allowed so much of it? The if the people in challenge cared about us they would protect our borders. They don’t care.
“They let millions of foreigners to stream in to use our services and lower our wages and if some cases Commit crimes. That’s all true.
“Trump was attacking the gatekeepers in the national media who should have been sounding the alarm. Our system is rotten and corrupt and the news media are a major reason for why that is. That’s what Donald Trump pointed out.
“Not surprisingly they depieced him for doing it. What is a biggest scandal to the average journalist? The fact that ms-13 gang members flooded into this country from Central America and terrorize communicates from Los Angeles to Long Island? Or the possibility that someone might complain about that? We don’t need to guess the answer. Last year Donald Trump dared to complain about ms-13,” he said as he showed video of journalists saying that the president was racist.
“The motto of ms-13 is kill, rape, control. You might not have known that since details about what MS-13 actually is and what MS-13 does have received far less media attention than Donald Trump’s criticism of the gang. Murdering the people with knives might be bad but insulting illegal alien murderers is a graver sin.
“Lost in the haze was any meaningful discussions of the policy. That was the whole point of the tantrum. It’s a theme in Washington. A similar passion play unfolded when the president was heard speaking about immigration in the White House.
“During a conversation with advisors Trump asked why so many immigrants come to the U.S. From impoverished countries.
“Shouldn’t we try to draw people from the most advanced societies? That’s a real question. CNN had to scream at you to make sure you never ask that question,” he said.