Donald Trump gave an interview to Tucker Carlson at Fox News during the G20 Summit in Japan last week. Trump was particularly terrible during this trip, because he hates traveling and because he’s senile AF. That’s why Ivanka was everywhere – she’s truly his babysitter and “handler” and if she hadn’t been there, it would have been “worse” for everyone involved. But Ivanka can’t do a ventrilocist act (because she’s stupid too), and so Trump was allowed to give this interview to Tucker unfettered. And it went about as badly as you would think.
President Donald Trump has seemingly claimed credit for homelessness, describing it as a “phenomenon that started two years ago.” During an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, which aired Monday, Trump covered a range of topics, including the G20 meeting in Japan and his historic trip to North Korea. But the sit-down with Carlson also veered into domestic matters and took a bizarre turn when the host brought up the issue of homelessness and “filth” in America’s cities in comparison to major Japanese cities.
“You come to where we are now, Osaka, or Tokyo and the cities are clean, there’s no graffiti, no one going to the bathroom on the streets,” Carlson said. “Very different than our cities…. New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles have a major problem with filth.”
“It’s very sad,” Trump said before adding, “It’s a phenomenon that started two years ago. It’s disgraceful. I’m going to maybe, and I’m looking at it very seriously. We’re doing some other things, as you’ve probably noticed, like some of the very important things we’re doing now.”
Trump then turned the discussion to police officers getting sick from walking their beat. “You can’t have what’s happening, where police officers are getting sick just by walking the beat. I mean, they’re actually getting very sick,” Trump claimed, without providing any evidence. Returning to a familiar theme, Trump blamed the “liberal establishment” for rising homelessness and then claimed, without evidence, that he had “ended it very quickly” in the Washington D.C. when he became president.
I’m sure everyone else realized this years ago, but damn, the racist dog-whistles on “filth” huh?? Tucker Carlson is a white supremacist (or at the very least sympathetic to and benefiting from white supremacy) and I’m chilled to the bone by the way he drops in the part about “filth.” As for Trump believing that homelessness just started happening two years ago… my God. His brain is basically Swiss cheese.
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