Tucker: Trump Will Be Remembered as 'Genuinely Great' If He Fights for Free Speech
Tucker Carlson asked Trump voters Wednesday to assess whether or not they feel more confident to express their beliefs since the president was elected.
Carlson said that whether or not President Trump is able to build a wall or effect infrastructure legislation, how the president handles the attempted suppression of free speech may be more important.
He said that conventionally conservative beliefs in the years leading up to Trump's election are now described as "terrorism," while actual terror by the left seems to go unnoticed.
Among other examples, he noted a former community college professor who in 2017 allegedly hit Trump supporters with a bike lock during a "free the speech" rally.
Charges were dropped against the professor, Eric Clanton, although he was initially charged with a felony.
Carlson then asked viewers to imagine how former President Barack Obama would have responded if similar incidents happened to his voters while he was in office.
"You think Obama would have done something about that? Hell yes. ... You would never get away with threatening an Obama voter for supporting Obama," he said.
He said that society is becoming "less free," something the current administration should fight back against.
"Fighting for speech is always the right fight," Carlson stated.
Ahead of the 2020 election, Carlson added that Trump can exercise his executive powers to defend the Bill of Rights.
He said that if Trump can credibly say in two years that he fought to make sure all Americans are treated equally under the law, he'll be remembered as a "genuinely great president."
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