Tucker Carlson

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'My views on race or sex or foreign policy are completely moderate'

(Spectator TV)

This week, Tucker Carlson spoke to Freddy Gray on the latest episode of Spectator TV. You can watch their conversation here, or read it below:

Freddy Gray: It’s a great honour to be joined by Tucker Carlson, who is the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, which is a show on Fox News, but it’s also available in the UK or through the Fox News app. We’re going to continue to be talking about Ukraine.

And Tucker, I think it’s fair to say you’ve encountered quite a lot of criticism in recent days because as far as I can figure out, you are the only mainstream host who is sceptical of the idea that President Biden needs to interfere militarily if Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine. And for that, you have been called a Russian spy and a Russian asset. Democratic politicians have said that your viewers are calling them up to tell them that you’re on Russia’s side. How do you answer this charge that you are on the side of a terrorist?

Tucker Carlson: With a chuckle! But what’s interesting is the presumption in the United States that it’s terrible to be an asset of Russia, but entirely acceptable to be an asset of Ukraine. Which many, of course, in Washington are. The president’s own son worked for a Ukrainian company, and the president himself was deeply enmeshed in the internal politics of Ukraine when he was vice president, and of course, still is today. And I’m not sure why that’s better.

You know, no one in the United States ought to be an agent of a foreign power or promoting foreign interests at the expense of America’s interests. I mean, in a democracy, it’s very simple. The government exists to serve the people who put it in power by voting, and your foreign policy ought to reflect that.

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