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Tucker Carlson says Trump is ‘not capable’ and hasn’t kept his promises
washingtonpost.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | Deanna Paul

Posted on 12/06/2018 2:14:58 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper

Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson set straight any misinformation concerning his views on President Trump: “I don’t think he’s capable,” he said during an interview on Tuesday.

Urs Gehriger, an editor at “Die Weltwoche,” the country’s leading German-language opinion weekly, noted that Carlson’s new book, “Ship of Fools,” is silent on Trump but comments on his critics. And so, Gehriger jump-started the conversation by asking what Carlson thought of Trump’s first two years in office.

Carlson said he cannot stand Trump’s self-aggrandizement and boasting. Then, when asked whether Trump has kept his promises, the usually quick-witted and long-winded Carlson had just one word: “No.”

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1 posted on 12/06/2018 2:14:58 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

And yet he’s been a more effective president than we’ve had in 20+ years


2 posted on 12/06/2018 2:17:32 PM PST by Skywise
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Can’t completely disagree. I get tired of his braggadocio and I think I ultimately hurts his cause


3 posted on 12/06/2018 2:18:18 PM PST by steel_resolve (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

That seems like an odd stance based on the audience he’s trying to attract.


4 posted on 12/06/2018 2:18:21 PM PST by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Tucker is a fool.


5 posted on 12/06/2018 2:18:35 PM PST by eclectic (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Put your bow tie back on, Poindexter. You’re time at the cool kids table just ended.


6 posted on 12/06/2018 2:18:39 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I am going to give Tucker the benefit of the doubt that this report is somehow out of context.


7 posted on 12/06/2018 2:18:40 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Gee why do I think that Tucker’s going to say this report is misleading and out of context?

On the other hand the criticisms are somewhat valid because trump tried to deal with the republicans in Congress and trusted them.

However it’s impossible to say that trump has not had success and delivered on his promises in many areas and I’m sure Tucker knows that and says it.


8 posted on 12/06/2018 2:19:26 PM PST by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant.)
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To: aynrandfreak

Maybe he’s being truthful regardless of any fallout.


9 posted on 12/06/2018 2:19:46 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Carlson said he cannot stand Trump’s self-aggrandizement and boasting.

That's a style thing. One doesn't always have to like the boss to respect him. Trump's results speak for themselves. Of course he won't get everything he claimed but he is making progress.

10 posted on 12/06/2018 2:20:16 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Berlin_Freeper

A head fake to the left is what I see. To boost his ratings. Tuck decimates lefties each night.

Oh I get it. Tuck is pulling for idiot chile Kaisich in 2020.


11 posted on 12/06/2018 2:20:19 PM PST by dennisw
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To: Berlin_Freeper

What the F is wrong with Tucker?!? Seriously, is he on LSD or something?

What a j@ck@ss!

Done with watching his show.


12 posted on 12/06/2018 2:20:34 PM PST by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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To: steel_resolve
I get tired of his braggadocio and I think I ultimately hurts his cause

People act like Trump is the first guy to ever make self congrulatory statements. Remember Clinton bragging about how he fixed the "worst economy in 50 years", over and over and over? Or how Obama declared that his election was "the moment that the oceans stopped rising and the planet began to heal"?

I do.

13 posted on 12/06/2018 2:21:15 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper; All
This is the WaPo.

I have every reason to suspect them of bias, spin, and hyperbole.

14 posted on 12/06/2018 2:21:20 PM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Tucker thinks it’s Trump fault because he doesn’t have seasoned D.C. people around him to navigate the legislative politics of getting these things done but he should know better that no matter who was negotiating on behalf of Trump...the Paul Ryan’s and others ineffective Republican elite were only going to go so far as in passing Trumps agenda; Tax’s cuts? Fine...Judges? Fine...everything else? No


15 posted on 12/06/2018 2:21:47 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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Tucker ... we elected you to ... nothing.


16 posted on 12/06/2018 2:22:06 PM PST by rayincolorado ("Those who forget the past, are condemned to repeat it ...")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Myopia.

Just stopping the climate change nonsense is more than anyone could even hope for. And he’s done that.

Tucker thinks he’s a clever boy.


17 posted on 12/06/2018 2:22:37 PM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Carlson has a mouthy opinion of Trumps performance without mentioning the sabotage directed at him by the two men that could have helped all of these projects come to fruition - Paul Ryan and John McCain.

“His chief promises were that he would build the wall, defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any of those things,” Carlson said, adding that those goals were probably lost causes. Trump, he said, doesn’t understand the system, and his own agencies don’t support him.

“He knows very little about the legislative process, hasn’t learned anything, hasn’t surrounded himself with people that can get it done, hasn’t done all the things you need to do, so it’s mostly his fault that he hasn’t achieved those things,” he added.

18 posted on 12/06/2018 2:22:54 PM PST by Baynative ("A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." - John Barrymore)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
“I don’t think he’s capable,”

A full quote would be more informative.

19 posted on 12/06/2018 2:23:00 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’ve never watched the Tucker show because I “cut the cord” years ago, but I’ve seen clips. I like Trump and I would vote for him again over any dem, but I agree he hasn’t kept some of his most significant promises: no repeal and replace; no wall; no lock her up. He has helped pull the curtain back on the corruption in DC and the media, but he has not drained the swamp.


20 posted on 12/06/2018 2:24:25 PM PST by AC86UT89
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