Tucker Carlson’s extremist recommendation to the Republicans: ‘The US should bomb Mexico’ 

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During the Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, former television host Tucker Carlson suggested that Mexico was a bigger threat to the United States than Russia, as well as proposing to “bomb” the country to crack down on drug trafficking. 

Throughout the event that took place on Friday, July 14, Tucker Carlson interviewed six candidates for the presidential candidacy of the Republican Party, including the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, as well as that of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, former Vice President Mike Pence and the Senator Tim Scott, some of the most influential figures heading into 2024 under former President Donald Trump. 

The tensest moment of the interview with Tim Scott was when Carlson, who has made comments in favor of Russian President Vladimir Putin, questioned why the United States sees the Kremlin as a threat and not Mexico: 

“All measurements are relative. Russia is bad, Putin is bad, I get it… but I don’t know anyone (American) who has been killed by Russia and I do know people who have been killed by Mexico,” Carlson said. 

He added that, in his opinion, Mexico is the one that allows the arrival of fentanyl to the United States, causing the death of hundreds of thousands of Americans in recent years, for which reason in the interview with Scott he questioned him: ‘Why is Mexico less of a threat than Russia?’ 

Scott said the issue had to be addressed, but not from a combat perspective. 

Tucker Carlson later interviewed Asa Hutchinson, the governor of Arkansas, to whom he suggested: “Why not bomb the Mexican cartels?” act of war” against an allied country. 

Carlson constantly touched on the issue of the war between Russia and Ukraine, accusing the country governed by Volodymyr Zelenski as a “client” of the United States; however, Mike Pence acknowledged that the Biden administration should continue military support and even rush it, as it was a way to maintain security. 

The host turned to Pence and asked, “Are you upset that the Ukrainians don’t have enough American tanks?” This caused the displeasure of the former vice president, who after the event said that he would have liked to have addressed issues of interest to Americans such as “the progress of life or problems that affect the family,” according to The New York Times.  

Carlson was fired from Fox News last April, after it was discovered that he insulted the management of the media outlet, which is facing defamation problems, since the presenter has repeatedly promoted conspiracies such as the 2020 elections in the United States, were rigged in favor of the current president, Joe Biden. 

 Source: El Financiero