Hours after Donald Trump was arrested and arraigned in a Miami courthouse Tuesday on prices referring to his alleged mishandling of categorised paperwork, former Fox Information host Tucker Carlson got here to his protection in his newest Tucker on Twitter video sequence.
Regardless of an escalating dispute with Fox Information over the Twitter movies, Carlson returned to the social media platform, expressing help for the previous president and criticizing the very idea of categorised paperwork, asserting casually that in Washington, D.C. “every thing is classed.”
Trump’s indictment on 37 counts—31 of which relate to his alleged willful and unauthorized retention of nationwide protection data in violation of the Espionage Act—is “transparently political,” whined Carlson, who spent one in every of his ultimate days at Fox sitting dutifully in entrance of Trump throughout an interview every week after the previous president was arrested and arraigned in New York on 34 felony counts of falsifying enterprise data.
“Washington is a metropolis the place inner memos about Labor Day are categorised as a result of every thing is classed,” Carlson mentioned.
“Your authorities has categorised greater than a billion federal paperwork—most of them boring and pointless and a hazard to nobody—and locked them away in secret the place you may’t see them as a result of it’s possible you’ll be an American citizen however probably not, and subsequently you don’t have the mandatory clearances to know what’s happening,” he informed viewers. “And by the way in which, none of that is executed to make America safer any greater than Covid restrictions had been designed to make you wholesome.”
Trump may face 20 years in jail if convicted. “Most elected Republicans,” Carlson contended, “won’t be unhappy if he dies in jail.”
Carlson closed his third episode of Tucker on Twitter by likening the previous president to a martyr, and informed viewers that they need to be “upset” by the indictment.
“No matter else you say about him, Trump is the one man with an precise shot at turning into president who descends from Washington’s lengthy standing pointless conflict agenda,” he mentioned. “And for that one reality, they’re attempting to take Trump out earlier than you may vote for him. And that ought to upset you greater than something that’s occurred in American politics in your lifetime.”