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Tucker Carlson: Trump Broke His Promises and Is ‘Not Capable’



While he may not be as supportive as Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson has always been supportive of Donald Trump’s presidency. That support may be coming to an end as Carlson recently criticized the president in an interview with Die Weltwoche.

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The German newspaper probed Carlson for his opinions on the president. Carlson stated that he does not like the president’s egotistical and boastful manner.

When asked about Trump’s campaign promises, he said, “His chief promises were that he would build the wall, defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any of those things.”

While Trump did fail to deliver on those promises, the now more conservative senate may still push them through. More concerning for Carlson was Trump’s grasp on civics.

He told the newspaper, “He knows very little about the legislative process, hasn’t learned anything, hasn’t surrounded himself with people that can get it done, hasn’t done all the things you need to do, so it’s mostly his fault that he hasn’t achieved those things.”

Carlson fears that the Republicans are losing their grip on the country. He mentioned the victory of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez as a sign that the country could be moving towards liberalism.

The Fox News host hopes Trump sees what he sees, “The elite in our country is physically separated in a way that’s very unhealthy for a democracy. Rural America is really falling apart. If you’re running the country, you should have a sense of that.”

Trump has long been a fan of Tucker Carlson. In a 2015 tweet, he wrote, “@tuckercarlson is doing a really good job on Fox, especially when talking politics. He has come a long way fast!”

The White House has yet to respond, but it is safe to assume Trump will be dismayed by the comments. Fox News’ coverage of the president ranges anywhere from supportive to outwardly fawning.