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WATCH: Tucker Carlson Argues Against Russian Sanctions Because “We’re The Real Victims Here”

WATCH: Tucker Carlson Argues Against Russian Sanctions Because “We’re The Real Victims Here”

Tucker Carlson has complained about being called out for pushing pro-Russian propaganda, but his apparent frustration at being called out hasn’t stopped him from doing it. In his latest tirade, he addresses sanctions on purchasing oil and gas from Russia, complaining that it’s not Russia who suffers, but Americans at the gas pumps.

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 March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Carlson talked about a large variety of topics including dropping testosterone levels, increasing rates of suicide, unemployment, drug addiction and social hierarchy at the summit, which had the theme ‘The Case for the American Experiment.’ (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

There’s no doubt Americans are feeling the pinch at the pump, and that sanctions on Russian products are a factor, although as Al Jazeera reported last month, the U.S. gets a tiny fraction of its petroleum products — about 3% of imports — from Russia. Still, removing those products from the global market has an impact.

However, there’s no question that sanctions targeting Russia and Russian oligarchs are being felt — CNN has reported on the fall in value of rubles, and on Russia’s struggle to pay foreign creditors, as well as on the financial losses to some of Putin’s wealthiest supporters.

Tucker Carlson, however, seems to feel that he is the primary victim.

“The bottom line is, Russia invades Ukraine, it’s appalling, everyone agrees. But our response to it — does it hurt Putin? No! It hurts the United States. We’re the real victim here.”

Attacking sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States, and other nations globally, is exactly the sort of rhetoric that has gotten Carlson labeled as a Russian asset. He’s currently a regular on Russian propaganda television, where his nightly rants are translated and replayed so frequently that he’s been described as “practically one of the co-hosts.”

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