'Aiding and abetting': Stunned Americans slam 'traitor' Tucker Carlson for once again declaring he is on 'the side of Russia'
Fox News top primetime host Tucker Carlson Monday night stunned many Americans by declaring he supports one of America’s greatest enemies.
“I should say for the record that I’m totally opposed to these sanctions and I don’t think we should be at war with Russia and I think we should take the side of Russia if we have to choose between Russia and Ukraine,” Carlson told his Fox News viewers.
"I should say for the record that I’m totally opposed to these sanctions and I don’t think we should be at war with… https://t.co/9CGuzhtpey— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly)1575377759.0
It was not the first time.
Just one week earlier Carlson had made a very similar statement, only to walk it back at the end of the episode after immediate outrage on social media.
“Why shouldn’t I root for Russia? Which I am,” Carlson had declared one week ago Monday.
He later claimed he had made the staggeringly offensive remark to mock the left.
Carlson might want to remember that Russia attacked the U.S. 2016 election in order to make Americans distrust our democratic institutions, including our election system, and to install his chosen presidential candidate.
(And it’s not just Russia’s attacks against America. Human Rights Watch issued a report on Russia’s violations of human rights, including “Torture and Cruel and Degrading Treatment.” Also, attacks on “Freedom of Assembly” and “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” among others.)
After Carlson’s Monday night embrace of Russia, many on social again expressed outrage and disgust.
Some accused Carlson of “aiding and abetting” Russia:
So, just to be clear, the position of Fox is that it supports our enemies. (And make no mistake, they're an enemy.… https://t.co/ky4kUbGv7d— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1575378087.0
Some launched hashtags, including #ComradeCarlson #TraitorTucker #CarlsonIsACommie #TuckerCarlsonIsATraitor.
Some accused Carlson of treason or being a traitor:
"Well sir, treason season started early this year!" #TuckerCarlsonIsATraitor https://t.co/dd6mVNNFwS— Straight Christian White Man, Inc. (@Straight Christian White Man, Inc.)1575377564.0
Tucker has always pretended he was intelligent. Cover blown. #TuckerCarlsonIsATraitor https://t.co/dH3DCpJ3tO— Kathleen Braga (@Kathleen Braga)1575376153.0
Fox News: Foreign political warfare operation. Tucker Carlson: Traitor. https://t.co/0zgNcmDWQ5— Eric Garland (@Eric Garland)1575337185.0
Tucker Carlson shows his true colors. What a contemptible traitor. https://t.co/XZFFsz2cEz— Greg Olear (@Greg Olear)1575351721.0
Unbelievable. Tucker Carlson, a prominent Trumpian thought leader, proudly expresses his support for Russia as its… https://t.co/h7NjmHCRk0— Evan McMullin (@Evan McMullin)1575348374.0
Tucker is still shilling for Russia. https://t.co/mFMl0tALMs— Julia Davis (@Julia Davis)1575336886.0
This is the alt-right dance Tucker is using: First they test out racist/fascist ideas by putting them out there as… https://t.co/fC32a9tyRp— Amanda Marcotte (@Amanda Marcotte)1575375801.0
Tucker Carlson trying to make Putin great again. https://t.co/WiQ7f1Obdj— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali)1575339650.0