Despite privately revealed to have a “passionate” hatred of Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson publicly remains one of Trump’s biggest allies in the media. So it’s no surprise that the star of the Fox News primetime line is vehemently opposed to the idea of arresting Donald Trump.
But on Tuesday, Carlson had a very peculiar hope for how Trump could be saved from legal liability: the help of President Joe Biden.
As a reminder, on Saturday, as part of a larger rant in CAPITAL LETTERS on his Twitter clone, Truth Social, about various things that make him angry, Trump stated that we would probably be arrested on Tuesday (today). Allegedly as part of a New York investigation into silence payments he made to former porn actress Stormy Daniels using campaign funds.
Now, you may have noticed that Trump was not arrested. The Manhattan District Attorney has not made a public statement, though reports say Trump will not be brought to trial until next week (if he is brought to trial at all).
However, Carlson is very, very worried about the possibility of Trump being arrested, which brings us to his strange idea that Joe Biden can save him. Here’s what he said Tuesday on an episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight:
“If that happens,” referring to Trump’s arrest, “America will never be the same again. You have to hope that for the sake of the country, the Biden White House, who will run against Trump, will put the country above partisanship and stop it. This Merrick Garland from the Department of Justice is going to make a public statement that this is wrong. And therefore, to preserve our justice system for our grandchildren. In fact, it doesn’t seem to be happening.”
It’s odd that Carlson would want Joe Biden to bail Trump out of the legal trouble Trump has brought upon himself by using campaign funds to pay his former mistress silence money since Trump instigated the January 6 deadly riots in an attempt to prevent Joe Biden from getting certified. like a president. But hey, this is his show, he can apparently say whatever he wants. This is probably why the New York Times once described Tucker Carlson Tonight as “arguably the most racist show in the history of cable news.”
You can watch the entire clip above via @acyn.