Despite the country’s despicable actions, Tucker Carlson has had a hard time hiding his admiration for Russia. In fact, back in 2019, the Fox host said he was rooting for Russia in their conflict with Ukraine. At the same time, he knows that opinion is unpopular. So he tries to make inane arguments that make it seem like he cares about Ukrainian victims.
Last night, the Fox host told his audience, “Ask yourself how you would handle it. You’re the Congress, and you are moved by the suffering in Ukraine. Every American is. Americans are kind people, they want to help. Civilians in Ukraine are being crushed by Vladimir Putin. That’s true.”
Carlson continued, “Is it possible that doing this — as well intentioned as it is, and it is — is it possible doing this will be counterproductive? Will it hurt the people I’m hoping to help? Will it, for example, prolong the fighting in Ukraine at the expense of the vulnerable civilian population in Ukraine?”
The segment closed with the host saying:
“If I do this, could I inadvertently be doing to Ukraine what the West inadvertently did to, let’s say Iraq, and Syria, and Libya and Afghanistan? You wouldn’t want that. You would hate to do something like that again. Because that would be cruel. So, you would want to make sure that you weren’t doing that. But not a single person in Washington, at least in public, appears to be asking that question. No one is allowed to ask that question. What are you, a Putin defender?”
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