In a wildly honest new interview with the Swiss newspaper Die Weltwoche, Fox News host Tucker Carlson touched on a variety of topics related to American democracy, including his belief that President Trump is “not capable” of achieving anything he promised during the campaign.
“Since I finished writing the book, I’ve come to believe that Trump’s role is not as a conventional president who promises to get certain things achieved to the Congress and then does. I don’t think he’s capable. I don’t think he’s capable of sustained focus,” he said. “I don’t think he understands the system. I don’t think the Congress is on his side. I don’t think his own agencies support him. He’s not going to do that.”
He suggested that Trump’s strength lies in his ability to start “the conversation” about “what actually matters,” and questioning the Washington “elite” status quo on issues like immigration and NATO.
“I think Trump’s role is to begin the conversation about what actually matters. We were not having any conversation about immigration before Trump arrived in Washington,” Carlson said. “People were bothered about it in different places in the country. It’s a huge country, but that was not a staple of political debate at all. Trump asked basic questions like’ “Why don’t our borders work?” “Why should we sign a trade agreement and let the other side cheat?” Or my favorite of all, “What’s the point of NATO?” The point of NATO was to keep the Soviets from invading western Europe but they haven’t existed in 27 years, so what is the point? These are obvious questions that no one could answer.”
Read the full interview here.