The Daily Beast is starting to recognize Tucker Carlson’s influence on President Trump’s foreign policy.
Tensions have been heating up in the Persian Gulf over the last month, as the Trump administration has put tremendous pressure on Iran to cease its nuclear program and its increased proxy attacks in the region.
The article noted the neoconservative influence of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton. However, another voice has Trump’s ear recently. Specifically, Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Carlson has been one of the leading voices for non-interventionism and America First policies throughout Trump’s time in office.
The Daily Beast reports that “the Fox News host has privately advised Trump against taking military action against Iran.” In the same report, a senior Trump administration official told The Daily Beast that Carlson criticized some of the more “hawkish members of his administration.
Although several members of the Trump administration and Fox News pundits argue that conflict with Iran would be justified, Carlson has stood in opposition to world policing. Carlson recently questioned whether a conflict with Iran would be “in anyone’s interest.” Last month, Carlson criticized Bolton, saying that he was escalating tensions, and that a potential clash with the Islamic Republic would “be like Christmas, Thanksgiving, his birthday wrapped into one.”
On a Monday night segment of his program, Carlson drew parallels between the recent attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and the flawed intelligence leading to the Iraq invasion in 2003 — specifically the Iraqi possession of weapons of mass destruction.
Carlson said, “We’re still paying a price for that.”
Since May 2018, the Trump administration has been dialing up the pressure on Iran by curtailing the government’s ability to fund terrorist groups through sanctions and force Iran to re-enter negotiations. One unprecedented move the Trump administration took was labeling Iran’s military as a terrorist organization.
Last week’s tanker assault, where one Norwegian and another Japanese tanker were attacked, have quickly escalated tensions. The Trump administration and the British government instantly blamed the Iranians for these attacks. At first, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas declared that U.S. evidence was “not enough” to pin blame on Iran for the attacks. On Tuesday, however, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that there was “strong evidence” pointing to Iran.
Tucker has remained a voice of reason in holding Trump accountable for his America First policies.
However, the Daily Beast piece tried to attack Carlson in a underhanded manner for his previous remarks about Trump in Politico.
The Fox News host detailed a voicemail he received from Trump in his celebrity-businessman days.
Tucker wrote, “About 15 years ago, I said something nasty on CNN about Donald Trump’s hair.”
He added, “I can’t now remember the context, assuming there was one. In any case, Trump saw it and left a message the next day. ‘It’s true you have better hair than I do,’ Trump said matter-of-factly. ‘But I get more pussy than you do.’”
Although Tucker and Trump may have had rocky relations in the past, the two now have made amends and are indirectly working together to advance an America First vision in some shape or form.
GOP Hack Smack Talks Brave Conservative Activist Gavin Wax
New York Republican politics has gone through some interesting development as of late.
And it’s largely thanks to the actions of Gavin Wax, the president of the New York Young Republican Club.
Wax made noise on June 28, 2020 when the Young Republican Club rallied around the statue of Theodore Roosevelt at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Since then, he has made numerous appearances on Fox News to talk about this rally and stand up for Americans in a time when social disorder is ripping America apart and law enforcement has been under constant siege by deranged leftist mobs.
However, not everyone has been particular happy about Wax and his group’s work.
One of those people is Kevin Tschirhart, the Chief of Staff for New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich.
As the rally took place, Tschirhart sat on the sidelines and took a not-so subtle shot at the organizers who were using Teddy Roosevelt’s legacy as the theme of their rally.
He tweeted, “Losers who lose elections will always take shots from the sidelines, They’ll quote Teddy Roosevelt, but won’t get in the arena themselves. They know nothing.
Wax then tweeted, “.@kevintschirhart: You get paid by NY taxpayers. Please explain why you called the patriots who rallied to defend our police, to stand for our flag & anthem, & to protect our history “losers” who can only“ quote Teddy Roosevelt”? Seems insulting & patronizing. No gaslighting plz!”
.@kevintschirhart: You get paid by NY taxpayers. Please explain why you called the patriots who rallied to defend our police, to stand for our flag & anthem, & to protect our history “losers” who can only“ quote Teddy Roosevelt”? Seems insulting & patronizing. No gaslighting plz! https://t.co/WArrayx4we pic.twitter.com/mmu9wfaotZ
— Gavin Mario Wax 🇺🇸 (@GavinWax) July 2, 2020
Tschirhart backtracked and tried to play nice with Wax in the DMs saying “It wasn’t about the protest. Really wasn’t” after Wax pressed him further on the issue.
However, Wax was not satisfied with Tschirhart’s conduct.
BLP reached out to Wax to get his perspective on the situation, which has bec ome a topic of interest in New York Republican circles.
Wax told BLP that the Young Republican Club went out of their way to draw hundreds of people from across New York and neighboring states, with a rabbi passing out from heat exhaustion at the event.
Tschirhart is the chief of staff for Erich Ulrich, the only elected Republican in the New York City Council in the Queens borough.
Ulrich is no ordinary council member. Previously he plead for clemency for a convicted sexual predator and mafia associate Robert Pisani. Additionally, Ulrich called out President Trump in 2017 for his suggestion to defund sanctuary cities. So, Tschirhart is not exactly keeping the best company by working under Ulrich.
What this recent Twitter drama indicates is that there are still many individuals in the Republican Party who are not dialed in and avail themselves to petty politics.
When the social cohesion of the country is on the line and numerous rights such as the Second Amendment and free speech are under unprecedented threats, petty squabbling should be avoided as much as possible.
Trying times call for people to act, not talk smack on the sidelines.
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