Former President Donald Trump is immensely popular. It’s a simple fact that poses an uncomfortable reality for the deep state. Water is also wet.
In lieu of participating in the Aug. 23 Republican presidential primary debate, Trump sat down for a one-on-one discussion with Tucker Carlson in which the two discussed Joe Biden’s puppet presidency and the mysterious circumstances surrounding Jeffrey Epstein’s death, among other things.
One of the more pertinent topics of conversation, as one might expect given the ongoing persecution and politically motivated indictments of Trump and his allies, was the near-total weaponization of the American justice system.
At one point, Carlson asked Trump point blank if the only way for the deep state to end his political influence is to permanently incapacitate him. After all, Trump has been indicted four times now — most recently in Fulton County, Georgia, with 18 of his associates on phony trumped-up charges — and it isn’t slowing down his presidential campaign.
“Indictment is not working, your poll numbers go up,” Carlson said. “What’s next? Trying to put you in prison for the rest of your life, that’s not working. Don’t they have to kill you now?”
Trump responded with a deference to his supporters’ ability to see through the partisan hackery.
“I think the people of our country don’t get enough credit for how smart they are. But they get it, they really get it,” Trump said.
He also pointed out the blatant double standard being applied to him and current President Joe Biden. Whereas Trump can invoke executive privilege under the Presidential Records Act related to his storage of documents, Biden has held troves of documents in several locations, many insecure, for years before entering the Oval Office.
“It’s all bullsh-t,” Trump told Tucker.