Tucker Carlson Says Trump Is Betraying Supporters

Fox’s Tucker Carlson recently announced that by President Trump saying “take the guns first, go through due process second” is a betrayal to his core campaign promises.

Partial transcript as follows:

The shortcomings of this administration are clear. They are usually worth it though, for two reasons. First, the ideas the president ran on are basically right. America first ought to be the principle of every administration by definition it’s an American administration. America should be first. But that’s not the motto of most administrations. Not even hardly. Second, the alternatives to what we have now are scary and getting scarier. The Democratic Party is completely irresponsible and increasingly anti-American. They prefer illegal aliens to our middle class. It’s true and terrifying. Somebody needs to defend the country from these people. Trump mostly does that. So for these reasons, most of the president’s supporters have stuck by him no matter what has happened, and a lot has happened. But there is a limit to the tolerance. They will not tolerate, and they shouldn’t have to tolerate, by the way, betrayal on the core promises of his campaign. And it seems to be happening on guns, unfortunately.

A few days ago, the president called for raising the minimum age for buying a gun to 21. By the way, that’s four years after we let people join the military. They can joint at 17. But he is saying you can’t buy a gun until you are 21. Nobody is even arguing this will save actual lives because there is no research that it will. It’s propaganda, and sneaky propaganda, by the way, incremental step toward more gun restrictions. That’s all it is. The president went further than that—met with lawmakers to talk gun control at the White House. At that meeting, he went after Republicans who wanted to defend the Second Amendment, suggesting they are puppets of the NRA. At one point the president said the government should, quote, take the guns first, go through due process second. Now, I mean, how honest do you want to be? Imagine if Barack Obama had said that? Just ignore due process and start confiscating guns? Obama would have been denounced as a dictator. We would have denounced him first, trust me. Congress would be talking impeachment. Some would be muttering success. The media agreed—they underplayed it and suggested a battle between the president and NRA. It’s not about the NRA. It’s not even about the president. It’s about the Constitution, and the Constitution remains the same no matter who is in power. That’s the point of the Constitution.

  • Stephen Howe

    Tucker, don’t be a moron. Trump is “betraying” no one. What he probably means is that we should confiscate guns from criminal negro felons FIRST and then worry about their lousy snivel rights.

    And Obama could have blown up the White House and the professional handsitters & RINOs in congress wouldn’t have even BEGUN to impeach him.

    • numorning2

      the POTUS does have a way of saying things to get everyone riled up and guessing what he meant. Oh well, I still find him to be for the American people more than any other prez in the recent past, 50 years. IMHO what this country needs is more ‘outsiders’ inside that beltway. I hope that his presidency brings forth people who now feel there is a change to break into the establishment and slowly make a change here and there to turn this ship around. God bless America and President Trump.

      • Stephen Howe

        I am not any sort of “Trump, Right or Wrong” guy. Sometimes he talks too much from my perspective, but at least he says what he’s thinking (unlike that perfidious, nappy-headed halfbreed we endured for 8 years) and anyone the MSM & Demwits & BLM hate so much MUST be truly worthy of my support! Don’t you love how the RINOs criticize Trump as being “just a… Populist!” Imagine? Doing what the electorate expects you to do!? Trump certainly is an “outsider.”

        Frankly? I would have voted for Charles Mason instead of that PMS Murderess, and thank god daily that she was deposed via the ballot box and the boundless wisdom of our Founding Fathers!

  • disqus_MZe2ymfHQj

    I have supported Trump from beginning, but if any more of our rights are taken away from the 2nd amendment and gun rights, I will vote against Trump and the republican party. I will vote independent.

    • numorning2

      I’ve said the same thing. DJT talked a good talk on the campaign trail, but, I recall this man as a New York Liberal. I feel all people can change and I wanted to believe he’d seen something in life, himself or what have you that made him have a change of heart. I do believe he loves America and wants to do the right thing. However, he has so many people against him down in that swamp, doing the right thing is very hard I imagine. I pray for our country and that DJT is the man we all want him to be. It’s so scary out there (politically) that I could never have imagined that things would have turned to what we see now. Anyone with some common sense need to THINK about the right thing and not supporting their party if they realize they’re being sold down the river in a hand made basket.

  • Robert Kahlcke

    Hey Tucker, I like you, but you need to get over yourself. If your not pleased with President Trump, become an operative of the Democrat-Communist-Islamic Terrorist Organization. Talk with Megan Kelly, perhaps she can advise you on the move.

  • Joe

    Just add him to the other traitors, Juan Williams, Shepherd Smith, Richard the talk radio host, Chris on outnumbered and Tucker Carlson ??. Where would we be, without the Constitution-Lets not think about, and keep defending it.

  • W. Coyote

    Tucker is right about one thing. Imagine if President Obama has said “take the guns first, then worry about due process later”. The Republican Congress would have started impeachment proceedings.

    But he is wrong about something else. Without a shred of evidence, he states “The Democratic Party is completely irresponsible and increasingly anti-American. They prefer illegal aliens to our middle class….Somebody needs to defend the country from these people.” I’m sure that sounds good in the right wing echo chamber, but Tucker needs to talk to some actual Democrats about that rather than those in his imagination.
    Meanwhile, speaking of threats, he completely ignores the elephant in the room- the question of why Trump has done nothing to protect our next election from attack.

  • Rick

    Tucker you missed a big point. Yes you can join the military at 17 but when you do the best and
    brightest teach you how to handle all grade weapons both firing and safety rules. Literally you
    become a trained killer. I still haven’t heard of a 17 year old military shooting anybody. So raising the age to
    21 for civilians is sound policy. Let true gun rights people teach their young with the use so they can understand the value of bringing down the deer or self protection when necessary. Let Trump be Trump

    • numorning2

      I have no problem with a better screening for young folks up to age 21 or so. If they want a gun at 17, perhaps they could become (if they aren’t already) a member of a gun club and get proper training and learn respect for life (all) and then get someone who’s known the fella for 6 months or so who would be willing to verify that they feel this person is an average young man/woman of reasonable thought processes who could be trusted, I could live with that I guess. I think the socialization of being involved in a club with folks who take gun ownership as serious would tend to look at a young person between the lines. That crazy goofy kid Cruz would never had passed mustard with members of a gun club. He was weird and no one would put their John Doe on an application for him to have a gun. IMHO some sort of better screening for the mentally de-ranged should be established if there is nothing on the books currently.

  • Sim Dunn

    Personally, I think the threat of using the Second Amendment for what it was intended would stop this talk of infringing on our Rights, and most of the lawsuit to uphold those rights.

    It’s common knowledge that the “Intent and Purpose” of a law is 99% of the law.

    James Madison wrote the Bill of Rights, who better to explain his “intent and purpose” of each Amendment.

    Federalist No. 46 is an essay by James Madison, It was published on January 29, 1788

    “… Extravagant as the supposition is, let it however be made. Let a regular army, fully equal to the resources of the country, be formed; and let it be entirely at the devotion of the federal government; still it would not be going too far to say, that the State governments, with the people on their side, would be able to repel the danger”.

    Alexander Hamilton in Federalist Papers No. 29 wrote,

    “Since the fear of the people was that the federal army would usurp the people’s liberty, it makes sense that the intent is for the people to be allowed to keep and bear arms at all times”.

    “The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.”
    – Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824

    It’s been said that to interpert the Constitution correctly, one must interpret it in the same frame of mind that wrote it, Jefferson said the same thing.

    “On every occasion [of Constitutional interpretation] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying [to force] what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, [instead let us] conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”
    – Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Johnson, 12 June 1823

    Alexander Hamilton also wrote,

    “if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist.”

    Hamilton surmised that armed citizens would also be a defense against their own governmen using the military to enforce unConstitutional powers.

    Tench Coxe agreed with him.

    “As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.”
    – Tench Coxe, Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789

    Obvious, Liberals and Democrats don’t posses the same frame of mind that wrote the Constitution,

    A little “Refresher course” in the use of the Second Amendment would benefit the whole country.

    In my opinion.

    • numorning2

      a million thumbs up if only I could. thank you and I hope that you hit many sights and articles where your above comment can be display for all those who’ve forgotten our beloved Constitution.

    • ccdaddy

      Wow! I am impressed, great reply to this article. Long as it should be, for our evidence to keep and bear arms is great, thank’s it says it all.

    • ccdaddy

      May we here, re-use your perfect reply on articles like this to defend our rights?

      • Sim Dunn

        It’s all a matter of public records, share everywhere

  • mike

    Trucker has jumped the rails on this one. Kinda like opening mouth before all facts are in and everyone has spoken.

    • ccdaddy

      No, the President spoke to soon, without considering the ramification’s of his words and how others would misunderstand what he truly said.

  • Joyce Grubb

    How is it that you know what He probably meant, I sure as hell don’t know what the probabilities are with him any more. If we are going to use that word then maybe He probably should have said just what he meant.

    • numorning2

      when does he ever say clearly what he means? this dude is crazy like a fox and likes keeping people guessing. he is sort of like the average politician in that he says whatever folks want to hear at that moment….he studied politicians well and deserves an A+ for learning his lessons well.

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    • ccdaddy

      The View made a statement about Vice President Pence, that gives us a hint to not allow them to tie having a gun to being mentally wrong. It’s to broad reaching, to say a person with a mental problem cannot own a gun. Under the view’s broad interpretation the Vice President is mentally unstable. For simply saying that I speak to God, and God speaks back.

      And because he believes in the gift of tongues, and is a fundamentalist christian, that he our Vice President is a danger to society.

      The Vice President is not mentally ill, he is just practicing what God gave every man, that is if he want’s that gift.

      King James Bible
      Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

      Mark 16:17
      And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;

      For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

      I would say by the living word of our God, Vice President Pence is on pretty solid ground. It’s the view, that’s built their house on the sand.

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  • Medic RN

    Tuck, I’m ur biggest fan. But ur wrong on this one. Must disarm perp first. And law enforcement commonly does.
    Trump not betraying anybody. MAGA

  • pete

    I hope he does not mean take our guns then go thru the process. If he means to go anywhere near going against the first amendment. POTUS Support will vanish. I hope Tucker is off base. I have too much faith in President trump. This 21 deal needs to go I joined the military at 17 and nobody thought that I should not be allowed to carry a weapon. Some of our soldiers are killed in combat before the age of 21.People kill people not Guns.

  • ccdaddy

    Tucker I could not have said it better, he needs to think about how easy it is for them. When we allow our rights to be eroded, chipped at a bit at a time.If anything we should stand our ground! and not give one bit when it comes to what ‘s keeping the people in DC in line. Make no mistake, give up the Guns and you are giving up your Freedom, and your Nation’s Sovereignty. If Hillary’s had won, with all the Dem’s and the sic GOP globalist. We would have already been taken over, and in a hostile way by the NWO pushing UN. To Trump, good so far. But do keep your hand’s, off of our only tool that keeps this Nation free.It’s People like me Mr.President, that are your true base, do not betray us. Your smarter than that.