- Tucker Carlson expresses concerns over escalating threats to former President Trump, including the possibility of assassination ahead of the 2024 primaries.
- Trump’s recent indictment in Georgia and the timing of his trial, set around the 2024 primaries, are seen by Carlson as strategic moves to thwart Trump’s potential run.
- Despite these issues, Trump continues to hold a significant lead among Republican primary voters, with recent polls showing him at 55.4%.
In the build-up to the 2024 presidential primaries, conservative commentator Tucker Carlson has sounded the alarm about the safety of former President Donald Trump.
During a discussion with Adam Carolla on his podcast, Carlson voiced his escalating concern for Trump amidst the current political landscape.
The two touched on a variety of topics, including Carlson’s exit from Fox News, the CIA, and Russia. However, the conversation took a somber turn when Carolla queried about Trump’s potential return to the presidency.
“Are they going to let Trump be president?” Carolla asked.
“Look, if you know they protested him, they called him names, he won anyway,” Carlson responded. “They impeached him twice on ridiculous pretenses; they fabricated a lot about what happened on January 6th in order to impeach him again, it didn’t work. He came back, then they indicted him, it didn’t work.”
“He became more popular, then they indicted him three more times, and every single time his popularity rose. So if you begin with criticism, then you go to protest, then you go to impeachment, now you go to indictment and none of them work, what’s next? I mean, you know, graph it out, man! We’re speeding toward assassination, obviously.”
Highlighting the increasing adversities faced by Trump, Carlson referenced his recent indictment in Fulton County, Georgia, where Trump has been charged with racketeering, conspiracy to commit forgery, and more.
These charges originate from Trump’s post-2020 election phone call with Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Carlson sees Trump’s trial in March 2024, coinciding with the primary season’s onset, as a political maneuver to deter Trump from making another presidential run.
Carlson remarked, “They have decided — permanent Washington, both parties — have decided that there’s something about Trump that’s so threatening to them they just can’t have it.”
He further suggested the indictments against Trump bear similarities to situations typically associated with other countries and not the US.
In a direct conversation with the former president, Carlson broached the subject of potential threats to Trump’s life, underscoring the gravity of the situation.
“It started with protests against you and then it moved to impeachment twice and now indictment,” Carlson said. “Are you worried that they’re going to try and kill you? Why wouldn’t they try and kill you? Honestly.”
“They’re savage animals, they are people that are sick, really sick,” Trump responded.
Despite these challenges, Trump’s standing among Republican voters remains strong. A recent RealClearPolitics poll conducted between August 10-21 indicates Trump’s commanding lead with 55.4% of Republican primary voters supporting him. In comparison, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is at 14.3%.
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