Fox News host Tucker Carlson has changed his tune on President Trump. In a surprising new interview, the author and news anchor said he believes President Donald Trump is “not capable” of achieving his campaign promises, according to NBC.
This is different from Carlson's earlier stance on President Trump. In the past, he has defended President Trump from criticisms.
“I don’t think he’s capable,” Carlson told Die Weltwoche, a German-language paper, in an interview published Tuesday. “I don’t think he’s capable of sustained focus. I don’t think he understands the system.”
Carlson said President Trump isn't capable of achieving his campaign promises because the doesn't understand the legislative process. This is harsh criticism coming from
“The legislative process in this country by design is highly complex ... In order to do it you really have to understand how it works and you have to be very focused on getting it done,” Carlson said. “He knows very little about the legislative process, hasn’t learned anything, hasn’t and surrounded himself with people that can get it done, hasn’t done all the things you need to do.”
“It’s mostly his fault that he hasn’t achieved those things,” Carlson added.
The White House has not responded to Carlson's comments. Fox News declined to comment.
However, later in the interview, Carlson took a slightly less strident tone. He suggested that President Trump has a less legislative role that past presidents.
“I’ve come to believe that Trump’s role is not as a conventional president who promises to get certain things achieved,” Carlson said. “I think Trump’s role is to begin the conversation about what actually matters. We were not having any conversation about immigration before Trump arrived in Washington. People were bothered about it in different places in the country. It’s a huge country, but that was not a staple of political debate at all.”
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