WATCH: Tucker Carlson Goes Berserk When U.S. Army Lt. Compares Him to a Hitler Apologist
Shortly before Sean Hannity's much-anticipated interview with Donald Trump Jr., Fox News host Tucker Carlson sat down with former U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on Tuesday to discuss the United States' joint efforts with Russia in Syria.
"I'm not vouching for Putin's character," Carlson told Peters. "He seems like a shady guy, a strongman for sure. [But] why not just accept that people who are bad people share our interest and side with them?"
"You sound like Charles Lindbergh in 1938 saying, 'Hitler hasn't attacked us,'" Peters retorted.
"I beg your pardon," Carlson shot back. "Hey, slow down, colonel. You cannot compare me to someone who can make apologies for Hitler. And I don't think Putin is comparable to Hitler."
"I think Putin is," Peters replied.
"I think it's a grotesque overstatement, actually," Carlson shot back. "I think it's insane... You just compared me to a Nazi apologist because I asked a simple question, which is, why does it contravene American interests to make common cause with a group that's trying to kill ISIS?"
"Because he invaded his neighbors, broken the long peace in Europe. He assassinates dissidents and journalists. He bombs women and children on purpose in Syria. He is as bad as Hitler," Peters declared.
The colonel eventually offered to retract "the Charles Lindbergh thing," after seeing how much it offended the Fox News host.
"But let's just say you sound like someone in 1938 saying, 'What's Hitler done to us?'" he said of Carlson's earlier statement. "You made your career being an American conservative patriot, and now you're suddenly cheering for Vladimir Putin?"
Tucker throws a fit when Lt. Col. Ralph Peters calls him out for defending Putin and compares Tucker to Lindbergh's comments on Hitler. pic.twitter.com/QgJGzU1GXf— Richard W. (@IceManNYR) July 12, 2017