Last night Tucker Carlson opened his show with am insane rant against John Bolton, trashing him as a “man of the left” and calling him one of the most “progressive” people in the Trump administration:
Here’s more from the Daily Beast:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson opened his primetime show Tuesday night by celebrating the ouster of National Security Adviser John Bolton, claiming that the hawkish neo-conservative was actually a “man of the left” and a progressive.
Carlson, who privately advised President Donald Trump earlier this year to ignore Bolton and not take military action against Iran, said that Bolton leaving the Trump administration was “great news for America.”
“Especially for the large number of young people who would have been killed in pointless wars if Bolton had stayed on the job,” the Fox News star added. “They may not be celebrating tonight but they should be.”
After highlighting a handful of Democrats and Republicans who criticized the president’s firing of Bolton, Carlson went on to recount the time he interviewed Bolton. Claiming Bolton practiced “selective amnesia” during their conversation, the Fox News host then said his interview with the now-former national security adviser revealed Bolton was a raging liberal.
“Rather than justify or even explain his own record, Bolton brags that he spent a lot of time on the job,” Carlson declared. “If you are wondering why so many progressives are mourning Bolton’s firing tonight, Bolton himself fundamentally was a man of the left.”
“There was not a human problem John Bolton wasn’t totally convinced could be solved with the elite force of government,” he continued. “That’s an assumption of the left. Not the right. Don’t let the mustache fool you. John Bolton was one of the most progressive people in the Trump administration.”
This rant isn’t just nonsensical, it’s hateful and malicious.
We’ve been following Bolton for years and there is hardly any truth to what Carlson said in this rant. It’s really quite disgusting and I don’t know how people who watch him are able to swallow this garbage.
It’s time for Fox News to dump Carlson and put someone more respectable in the 8pm spot.