Speaking with Switzerland’s leading German-language weekly
Die Weltwoche, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson went through a list of what he believes are problems and failures regarding President Trump’s ability and desire to deliver on anything he pledged during his campaign.
When asked whether President Trump has kept his promises, Carlson had just one word: “No.”
“His chief promises were that he would build the wall, defund planned parenthood and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any of those things,” Tucker Carlson said.
“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.”
Not only has the President failed to come through,
“I don’t think he’s capable,” Carlson went on.
“I don’t think he’s capable of sustained focus. 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.”
While Trump has asked some questions that he thinks needed to be asked, such as: “Why don’t our borders work?” and “What’s the point of Nato?” Carlson said he has done nothing to follow through on them once they have been posed.
In order to pass legislation, “you really have to understand how it works and you have to be very focused on getting it done, and he knows very little about the legislative process, hasn’t learned anything, and surrounded himself with people that can get it done, hasn’t done all the things you need to do so. It’s mostly his fault that he hasn’t achieved those things,” he said.
The interview with Die Weltwoche ran 45 minutes past its allotted time and covered a wide range of discussion points.
During the interview, Tucker said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her socialist group were “the future.” Carlson also criticized the Republican Party, suggesting that it “will die” if it doesn’t begin to fairly represent middle-class American voters.
“The elite in our country is physically separated in a way that’s very unhealthy for a democracy,” he said. Rural America is “really falling apart,” he added, noting that “if you’re running the country, you should have a sense of that.”
Gehriger said Carlson sounded like a “renegade.”
“He was so tough” on Trump, he told The Post. “He was nobody’s cheerleader. For a person who is so successful on Fox News, I didn’t expect him to be so outspoken.”
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