Monday, October 2

Tucker Carlson has revealed some deeply held personal feelings he has had for some time about former President Donald Trump.

OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author’s opinion.

Carlson appeared on Russell Brand’s “Stay Free” podcast on Friday afternoon. Following is a partial transcript (see video below):

TUCKER CARLSON: I love Trump, personally. I made a huge mistake last November in getting involved in American politics, something I’d never done before. Making calls, this guy’s gonna win, this is going to happen in this state, meet your new governor, New York, and I was wrong on almost every call.

I’m not a very astute political analyst. I’m not interested in politics. I never have been interested in politics, I’m interested in ideas. I’m interested in people.

So, there is a primary going on in the United States between Trump and a bunch of other people, primarily Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, but others like Vivek Ramaswamy, and some other people. I haven’t said word one about it, and don’t plan to.

I think looking back on this ten years from now, assuming we’re still around, I think we’re going to see Trump’s emergence as the most significant thing to happen in American politics in 100 years. Because he reoriented the Republican Party against the wishes of Republican leaders.

But when I think about Trump right now, in July of 2023, I’m struck by his foreign policy views. Trump is the only person with stature in the Republican Party really who is saying, “Wait a second, why are we supporting an endless war in Ukraine?”

Leaving aside whether Trump is going to get the nomination or be elected president or would be a good president, I can’t even assess that. All I can say at this point is, I am so grateful that he has that position. He’s right. And everyone in Washington is wrong, everyone, and Trump is right on that question, and it is a big question. That war is reshaping the world, reshaping the economy of the world, it is reshaping the populations. I was just in Romania last week, which of course shares a border with Ukraine. The refugees in that region, the number of people killed.

Europe will never be the same. It really matters and Trump alone among popular figures in both parties understands that, and I’m grateful for it. Whether he gets the nomination or gets elected, words matter. Saying something true, out loud, matters. and he is saying true things about Ukraine and God bless him.