President Trump created a firestorm Thursday when he insulted MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski on Twitter.
But no one seemed more upset about it than the mainstream media. That’s why Fox News host Tucker Carlson Thursday night called them out for being the ones to throw the first stone.
“So what is this really about?” Carlson asked on his show. “Well, first, Trump is fighting back. The media suggests he’s a mentally ill criminal. He calls them on their facelifts. He’s a brawler. They’re shocked by that, but they shouldn’t be.”
“Trump doesn’t play by the rules,” he continued. “He’s a threat to the people who make and enforce the rules — in this case, the media establishment here in Washington. They hate him for that, and for good reason.”
Carlson pointed out that mainstream media journalists are also claiming that people are going to start physically attacking them now because of what Trump says about them.
“In other words, disagreement equals violence. If you criticize me, you’re a physical threat,” Carlson explained. “It’s how liberals silence dissent, by conflating contrary opinions with violence. Passive aggression is the universal currency of the left. Nothing is more empowering than victimhood.”
Carlson continued, highlighting liberal hypocrisy by saying, “The left’s response to this is predictable and silly. The left doesn’t hate Trump because he’s vulgar, though he is. They applauded when Barack Obama vacationed with rappers. They think Lena Dunham is an artist. They hired Kathy Griffin. “
But he did have a clear rebuke and warning for Trump, saying his tweets were “stupid” and “counterproductive.”
“They achieved no policy objective, they elevated a television sideshow to a cultural icon status, they brought joy to the left while embarrassing the president’s supporters. They allowed liberals to crow about the degradation of the public square even as they finance their campaigns with donations from Hollywood sleaze merchants,” Carlson insisted.
“Rarely has a president been elected with a clearer message [on policies],” Carlson concluded. “A clearer mission. If he sticks to that, he will win. If he doesn’t, he won’t.”
Watch that snippet from Carlson’s show below:
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