Donald Trump admitted to author and journalist Bob Woodward, on tape, that he was lying to the American public about the seriousness of COVID-19. Now, he and his supporters are searching for someone to blame for this. Trump chose Bob Woodward — saying that the author should have presented the recordings of the president admitting his lies sooner. For Tucker Carlson, however, the scapegoat is Lindsey Graham.
Lindsey Graham, according to Carlson’s unnamed source, urged President Donald Trump to speak with Bob Woodward for Rage. In the clip below, Carlson doesn’t blame the president for downplaying the virus and hiding the real risk level from the American people. Instead, he thinks the president’s great failing is that he made the mistake of talking to Bob Woodward.
Tucker Carlson spends about a minute talking about the Bob Woodward tapes.
Rather than discuss what Trump actually said about intentionally downplaying the virus, Tucker's takeaway is that Lindsey Graham set up Trump by advising him to talk to Woodward. pic.twitter.com/Q6Rzf20iGX
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) September 10, 2020
Moreover, this mistake isn’t the fault of the president, who trashed Woodward’s first book about him as a ‘scam’ and ‘joke,’ and maintained that all the stories and quotes in it were false.
Instead, Carlson places the blame for decisions made by a grown adult in the most powerful position in America at the feet of one South Carolina Senator, and suggests it was a deliberate setup.
“Now remember, Lindsey Graham is supposed to be a Republican, so why would he do something like that?” Carlson asks, before going on to postulate that maybe it’s because Graham was opposed to so many of Trump’s policies.
Despite admitting that he did indeed downplay the danger of the virus for months after telling Woodward that it was very deadly, Donald Trump is currently calling the book a “political hit job.”
Lindsey Graham has offered no comment, affirming or denying his involvement or his intent in Trump’s interviews with Bob Woodward.
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