Tucker on Hillary's 'Orwellian' New Claim: Trump's Victory Was 'Textbook Definition' of Democracy
Clinton claims American democracy 'in crisis' under Trump.
Tucker Carlson took on the new claims from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that American democracy is in "crisis" under President Donald Trump.
The 2016 presidential candidate wrote in The Atlantic that she hoped her post-election fears about Trump would prove to be "overblown" but instead they have been confirmed.
She wrote that Trump "has sunk far below the already-low bar he set for himself in his ugly campaign," accusing him of undermining U.S. elections, attacking the rule of law and "waging war on truth and reason."
Trump and his cronies do so many despicable things that it can be hard to keep track. I think that may be the point—to confound us, so it’s harder to keep our eye on the ball. The ball, of course, is protecting American democracy. As citizens, that’s our most important charge. And right now, our democracy is in crisis.
I don’t use the word crisis lightly. There are no tanks in the streets. The administration’s malevolence may be constrained on some fronts—for now—by its incompetence. But our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege. We need to do everything we can to fight back. There’s not a moment to lose.
Carlson called Clinton's claims "Orwellian" in that it's the opposite of what Trump's victory has represented.
"Trump is the product of self-government, like it or not. Almost nobody in power on either side wanted him to become president. They outspent him two-to-one. They attacked his voters as immoral, they got the intel agencies to spy on his campaign, and he won anyway because lots of people voted for him. That is the textbook definition of democracy," he said, adding Clinton now wants to abandon the Electoral College so that California and New York voters can essentially elect the president every four years.
He said in Clinton's version of democracy, fewer people will make decisions, while a "tiny group of left-wing tech oligarchs control our access to all news and information."
Carlson then highlighted a clip in which former Attorney General Eric Holder said Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan is an effort to "wind the clock" back to the days of slavery or segregation. In addition, former VP Joe Biden said some Trump supporters represent the "dregs of society."
Watch the full segment above, including Tucker's debate with Democrat Richard Goodstein.