- Tucker Carlson made a rare on-air break with former President Donald Trump when he said he finds it “appalling” that Trump has not donated any money to his J6 rioting supporters who got arrested.
- “And they’re making all this money and all these people are sending all this money down to Florida. But is any of that money going to defend these people who went to this rally on behalf of that candidate?” -Tucker Carlson
- “I just find that appalling,” Carlson said about how miserly Trump is being in the situation. “I really do. I really find that appalling.”
Alex Griffing from Mediaite writes:
“Fox News host Tucker Carlson — who is currently rolling out his controversial three-part Fox Nation series on the January 6th insurrection — made a rare on-air break with former President Donald Trump on Monday night.
Carlson, while interviewing right-wing commentator Julie Kelly, said he finds it “appalling” that Trump had yet to donate any money to his supporters who were arrested on January 6th at the U.S. Capitol.
Since leaving office, Trump has continued to raise large sums of money from supporters with claims to fight election fraud and help elect Republicans. As of July, the last federal reporting date, Trump’s three major fundraising operations declared more than $100 million in cash on hand.
Carlson understood he was likely to raise eyebrows with the remark as he asked Kelly:
“People are going to be offended that I ask this, but I can’t control myself. What about the president on whose behalf they were gathered that day? Has anybody sent them money? The people around him, Brad Parscale, all these people are getting rich, right? Complaining that the last election was rigged, which it clearly was, obviously. And they’re making all this money and all these people are sending all this money down to Florida. But is any of that money going to defend these people who went to this rally on behalf of that candidate?”
Kelly, who has been a key figure in spreading conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and Jan. 6, responded by confirming Trump has done nothing to support the rioters…”
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