Monday, July 1, 2019

Idiots Abroad

Can’t take these people anywhere.

Via TPM:

Trump brought Fox News host Tucker Carlson to North Korea on Sunday instead of his own national security adviser, John Bolton.

Several journalists reported seeing Carlson on the sidelines of Trump’s historic visit to the the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, and the hosts of “Fox & Friends” confirmed Carlson was there during a phone interview with him.

Meanwhile, Bolton was shipped off to Mongolia over the weekend.

While speaking to his Fox colleagues, Carlson defended Trump’s friendliness with the brutal North Korean dictator.

“[North Korea]’s a disgusting place, obviously. So there’s no defending it,” Carlson said. “On the other hand, 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 continued.

Carlson’s declamation is the diplomatic equivalent of “I’m not a racist, but…” or “Some of my best friends are gay.”  And we’ve heard this bothsiderism excuse from Trump himself when asked about Russia’s treatment — and murder — of dissidents and journalists.

One bark on “Idiots Abroad

  1. Trump’s two advisors are his daughter, Ivanka, who urged Daddy to meet with Kim (why?) and Tucker Carlson, whose diplomatic chops are nil, but he brings good ratings on Fox. Do we feel safer now?

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