Fox News host Tucker McNear Swanson Carlson stated throughout his Thursday night broadcast that it would be clear to Americans that there was nothing “local” in regards to the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests if the demonstrators were from Saudi Arabia.
If the protesters were Saudi nationals, then Americans would name the demonstrations “terrorism,” Carlson, who has called white supremacy a “hoax” and “an attack on white people,” added.
“If the rioters were Saudi nationals, it would be very clear that there was nothing ‘local’ about what we’re watching,” the Fox News host stated. “We would understand immediately that it’s terrorism. The president would give a primetime address. Within hours, the feds would be hunting these people down and arresting them.”
“If the rioters were white supremacists,” Carlson continued, “they’d already be in prison facing life.”
According to the Fox News host, “the course of the country’s future” would be modified if the Department of Justice “rounded up the leaders of antifa” — a leaderless worldwide motion — and everybody caught on digital camera committing arson and vandalizing a church, then shackled and “frog-marched them in front of cameras like MS-13.”
Carlson additionally insisted that federal regulation enforcement officers give protesters a “new government-approved title” of terrorists — “not CNN contributors.”
“Once they’re charged, it’s official, in fact. They are literally, as a factual matter, accused terrorists, and that would change minds right away,” Carlson stated.
He dismissed the confounding issue that if federal officers leveled such a cost, it would represent a wrongful arrest. Carlson claims he went into journalism after he didn’t grow to be a federal intelligence official.
“The people destroying this country are criminals,” Carlson stated. “Few are brave enough to call them that, so naturally their popularity grows.”
Though Carlson implied that President Donald Trump was not beating the “terrorist” drum, the president informed Carlson’s community colleague Sean Hannity in a digital city corridor which aired the identical night that protesters ought to, in truth, be categorized as terrorists.
“These people are vandals, but they’re agitators,” Trump stated. “But they’re really — they’re terrorists in a sense.”
You can watch the clip of Carlson beneath by way of Media Matters: