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Tucker Carlson: QAnon Followers Are Gentle People Waving American Flags

Millions of Americans have bought into Donald Trump’s lies about the state of American politics and the November election. On January 6th, the worst of these people stormed the US Capitol looking to do harm to politicians on both sides of the aisle.

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 29: Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses ‘Populism and the Right’ during the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel: Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Tucker Carlson has dedicated much of his programming over the last two months to minimizing the seriousness of the insurrection. He continued this on Friday night when he claimed QAnon supporters were “gentle people.”

The Fox host began, “Do you ever notice how all the scary internet conspiracy theorists – the radical QAnon people – when you actually see them on camera or in jail cells, as a lot of them now are, are maybe kind of confused with the wrong ideas, but they’re all kind of gentle people now waving American flags? They like this country.”

This statement tracks with one from last week where Carlson tried to claim the QAnon movement didn’t even exist. He told viewers:

“So it’s worth finding out where the public is getting all this false information. This disinformation as we’ll call it. So we checked. We spent all day trying to locate the famous QAnon. Which in the end we learned is not even a website. If it’s out there, we couldn’t even find it. Then we checked Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter ’cause we have heard she traffics in disinformation, CNN told us. But nothing there.”

 



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