The Fake News Media is trying to smear Tucker Carlson after defending President Trump’s visit with North Korean leader King Jong-Un.
Carlson received heat for saying that part of leading a country “means killing people.”
Trump received criticism from all across the political spectrum when he became the first sitting president to cross the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and meet with Kim in North Korea.
During a phone interview on “Fox & Friends Sunday”, Carlson was asked if Trump was “pandering” to the North Korean leader or was angering the American public for not taking a tough stance on Kim’s long record of human rights violations.
Carlson admitted that there “is no defending the North Korean regime, which is a monstrous regime. It is the last really Stalinist regime in the whole world. It is a disgusting place, obviously.”
The show host did concede that “you’ve got to be honest about what it means to lead a country. It means killing people.”
Tucker continued, “Not on the scale the North Koreans do, but a lot of countries commit atrocities, including a number that we are closely allied with.”
The commentator reiterated that he “is not a relativist or anything” and that it is the “nature of life, and certainly the nature of power” having to choose between “the bad people and the worse people.”
Carlson added that “It takes a pretty hard man to keep a hold on power in a place like North Korea, so I think Trump respects his toughness.”
The Fox News host was spotted next to Trump administration officials during Trump’s visit to the DMZ.
Trump declared that “stepping across that line was a great honor.” He has even suggested inviting Kim to the White House.
Bill Kristol, a vociferous Never Trumper and staunch neoconservative, criticized Carlson’s comments on Twitter, pointing that Carlson is slated to be a keynote speaker at the National Conservatism Conference.
Tucker Carlson is a keynote speaker at the forthcoming National Conservatism Conference. The other speakers who seem to have accepted invitations are listed at https://t.co/sVoAjSpAUj. I don't know they realized they were signing up to be associated with this. https://t.co/sWNY9A0TmR
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) June 30, 2019
However, Kristol thinks that inviting Tucker to speak at this conference is a big mistake.
“I don’t know they realized they were signing up to be associated with this,” Kristol commented.
Never Trumpers like Erick Erickson and Kristol have thrown fits ever since Trump was elected.
Gone are days where American foreign policy serves the interests of the defense industry and foreign policy elites in D.C.
Under Trump, the U.S. is finally taking a new political course which places national interests at the forefront of all foreign policy decision-making.
What Trump is doing with North Korea is historic and represents a new chapter in international relations.
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U.S. Intelligence Reports that China Hid the Extent of the Wuhan Virus Outbreak
According to a Bloomberg report, China has not been forthcoming about the extent of the Wuhan Virus in its country.
It has apparently, under-reported “both total cases and deaths it’s suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three U.S. officials.”
The officials requested to stay anonymous because the report is confidential and declined to give further details about its contents. The main takeaway though is “that China’s public reporting on cases and deaths is intentionally incomplete. Two of the officials said the report concludes that China’s numbers are fake.”
The White House received this report last week, according to one of the aforementioned officials.
The pandemic originated in China’s Hubei province in late 2019, but the country has officially reported only about 82,000 cases and 3,300 deaths, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. America, on the other hand, has 189,000 cases and more than 4,000 deaths which is allegedly the largest publicly and reported outbreak in the world.
“The reality is that we could have been better off if China had been more forthcoming,” Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 on CNN. “What appears evident now is that long before the world learned in December that China was dealing with this, and maybe as much as a month earlier than that, that the outbreak was real in China.”
China imposed one of the strictest lockdowns of all nations afflicted by this pandemic. However, the Chinese government has not been transparent about its recording strategies and is constantly changing its methods for recording cases.
Republicans have been skeptical of the numbers coming out of Beijing.
“The claim that the United States has more coronavirus deaths than China is false,” declared Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse. “Without commenting on any classified information, this much is painfully obvious: The Chinese Communist Party has lied, is lying, and will continue to lie about coronavirus to protect the regime.”
U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has called on China to be transparent about their outbreaks.
“This data set matters,” he said during a news conference in Washington on March 31, 2020. The development of medical treatments and public-health measures to combat the virus “so that we can save lives depends on the ability to have confidence and information about what has actually transpired,” he asserted.
The Wuhan Virus pandemic illustrates the pitfalls of globalism and global integration at all costs.
When authoritarian regimes like China are treated like equals on the international stage in terms of trade and migration, Western countries could be susceptible to demographic displacement, national security breaches, viral outbreaks, and corporate espionage.
This sage may be the wake-up call the West needs in trying to socially distance itself from China.
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