In October, it was revealed that Donald Trump had a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodmyr Zelensky that prompted some in his administration to blow the whistle on. Since then, US ally, the Ukraine has become more of an enemy for conservatives in and out of the White House.
There was clear evidence of anti-Ukraine sentiment this weekend when Louisiana senator John Kennedy claimed that it may have been Ukraine, rather than Russia, who meddled in the 2016 election. On Monday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson took anti-Ukrainian sentiment a step further by admitting that he was “rooting” for Russia in its conflict against the Ukraine.
The Fox News host made the statement while interviewing Richard Goodstein, a former adviser to Bill Clinton.
Carlson asked his guest, “I know Hunter Biden. I actually like Hunter Biden. But that’s totally corrupt and you know it. Why is it worse to ask about it then it is to do it?”
Goodstein replied by saying, “Because people are actually dying on the front lines. You think this is a joke.”
As Goodstein continued talking, he was interrupted by the host, who said, “Why do I care? Why do I care what’s going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia? And why shouldn’t I root for Russia, which I am.”
Watch a clip of the interview here, courtesy of Fox News:
Tucker: "Why do I care what is going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia? I'm serious. Why shouldn't I root for Russia? Which by the way I am." pic.twitter.com/OQopoxPYD9
— nikki mccann screamírez 👻 (@NikkiMcR) November 26, 2019
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