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Tucker Carlson: North Korea Is A ‘Monstrous’ Regime But Leading A Country ‘Means Killing People’


Tucker Carlson: North Korea Is A ‘Monstrous’ Regime But Leading A Country ‘Means Killing People’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said during an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Sunday that part of “what it means to lead a country” is “killing people.”

Carlson made the startling statement while speaking by phone from South Korea after witnessing President Trump become the first sitting president to cross into North Korea.

“President Trump recently made a comment about having a certain type of good chemistry with Kim Jong Un,” Fox & Friends host Jillian Mele said to Carlson. “… You’re talking about someone who has been responsible for so many human rights abuses, does he want to risk with that kind of language: Of A. coming off to Kim Jong Un like he’s pandering to him to an extent, or B. upsetting the American public that elected a president that they want to stand firm and be tough on those human rights violations… ?”

“There’s no defending the North Korean regime, which is a monstrous regime. It’s the last really Stalinist regime in the world,” said Carlson. “It’s a disgusting place, obviously, so there’s no defending it.”

“On the other hand, you know, you’ve got to be honest about what it means to lead a country, it means killing people. Not on the scale that the North Koreans do, but a lot of countries commit atrocities including a number that we’re closely allied with,” he said.

“You know, I’m not a relativist or anything, but it’s important to be honest about that,” said Carlson.

“And it’s not necessarily a choice between the evil people and the great people, it’s a choice most of the time between the bad people and the worse people, that’s kind of the nature of life, also the nature of power,” he said. “And I do think that’s how the President sees it. He is, you know he is far less sentimental about this stuff and maybe, I think, more realistic about it.”

“In the end, what matters is what’s good for the United States,” he said.

According to the Daily Beast, Carlson is a “guest of the White House on the diplomatic trip to South Korea, along with the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, both of whom are senior White House advisers. Carlson will reportedly interview the president on Sunday for a Fox News special airing Monday night.”


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