Tucker Carlson’s Prediction of How Trump Supporters Will Be Treated Post-Trump Is Cause for Concern
‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host outlined in a recent show how the Capitol Hill breach will be used to subvert the civil liberties of Americans, especially those who support President Donald Trump.
Carlson pointed out that despite a record year, fraught with protests and riots, within minutes of the pro-Trump rally reportedly breaching the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, almost every powerful person in the country was raging against the president.
“Business leaders demanded that Trump be removed from office immediately under the 25th Amendment,” Carlson said. “Members of Congress clamored to impeach him, and at least one Democrat suggested that anyone in Congress who supported his claims of election fraud must be expelled. Meanwhile, the media set about denouncing Trump as a terrorist and a murderer, etc.”
The Fox News host then postulated what he felt life might be like for the next month leading up to and immediately after the Jan. 20 inauguration.
“Two weeks from Thursday, Donald Trump will no longer be in control of our nuclear arsenal,” Carlson said. “He will not have command of federal agencies or even, most likely, his own Twitter account. The rest of us, and this is key, will still be here.
“We’ve got nowhere to go. So what is life going to be like for us on Jan. 20? Not many people seem to be thinking about that, up to and including the people we pay to think about it.” The primetime news host went on to say that the trouble Americans have is that politicians today think almost exclusively about themselves, instead of the people that they’re supposed to be representing and what would be good for our futures.
“…if America becomes a place where you have to violate your own conscience in order to hold a job, you’re not allowed to protect your family from mob violence and your children can’t afford to get married and raise your grandchildren because employers don’t like their skin color, then what’s the point of all of it? There is none.
“We should be very concerned about all of this right now. Wednesday’s riot is already being used as a pretext for an unprecedented crackdown on civil liberties. Just in the last several hours, we have heard people in positions of power demand that those who support Donald Trump should no longer be allowed to publish books or use the Internet or fly on airplanes. Driving cars, holding jobs and staying in hotels will certainly be next and we’re barely exaggerating.
“To justify these mind-bending, terrifyingly un-American demands, they are, as usual, relying on lies and hysteria. What happened Wednesday wasn’t simply a political protest getting out of hand after the president recklessly encouraged it (Which is, you know, what actually happened). Instead, they’re calling it domestic terrorism and, needless to say, White supremacy.
“Why is no one defending them? The main problem and this really is the main problem on the right, is that the people who run the Republican Party don’t really like their own voters. They especially don’t want the voters that Trump brought. Trump brought a noticeably downscale element to the party’s ranks, and this horrifies them.”
Carlson went on to describe a “very specific form of internal loathing is at the core of the reaction to Donald Trump,” that has spread like wildfire through the Republican party. “Nothing is more repulsive to socially anxious White professionals than working-class people who look like them. The proles are their single greatest fear. They remind them of where they may have come from or where they could be going if things turn south.
“Trump didn’t despise them, and that really was his secret. In the end, Donald Trump did not judge his own voters. Trump ate McDonald’s and his voters were very grateful for it. You’d be grateful for it, too, if everyone else hated you.”
The news host wrapped up his commentary on what the future could hold for true conservatives saying that, “Thirteen days from now, tens of millions of these voters will not have Donald Trump to protect them. They won’t have anyone. And unless the Republican Party decides to wake up and push back against the lies and acknowledge the purpose of those lies, which is an unprecedented crackdown on the way you live, you have no chance, either.”