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Tucker Blasts Ben Shapiro, Nikki Haley for Allegedly ‘Threatening’ the Lives of His Children

During a recent appearance on Russell Brand’s Awakened Wonders podcast, former Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson stated that he had good reason to despise Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley and conservative commentator Ben Shapiro because, according to Carlson, they were threatening the lives of his four children.

Carlson implied in a Brand-shared excerpt from their conversation that individuals who uncritically backed Israel’s conflict against Hamas posed a danger to the lives of his children due to the risk that they could be sent to fight in the Middle East after U.S. involvement.

“I would say two things. First, we have a right to be mad, at least. And let me just again speak for Americans, middle-aged Americans, which is what I am. You know, I’ve got four draft-age children, so if you’re playing recklessly, fast, and loose with their lives, then I have a right to despise you, and I do,” Carlson said.

“So if you’re Nikki Haley, who’s running for president, or Ben Shapiro or half the people I see on television casually mentioning the possibility of nuclear war or sending Americans to fight in the Middle East, or in any way involving us in a war that has nothing to do with prosperity and peace at home — nothing, in other words, to do with us Americans — then I have a right to call you out and be really offended because it’s my family. They live here. It’s not a joke to me; there’s nothing abstract about it.” he continued.

He then added, later in the conversation:

“I would say to my fellow Americans, get a clearer picture of what’s important. Your children are important. Okay, that’s number one, your children. And if they’re threatening your children, I don’t care what their justification is; they’re your enemy. That’s how I feel about it, okay? Number one. Number two, in the United States, the right defends free speech. For most of my life, the left defended free speech in the United States, till about 2014-15. Donald Trump, a lot of things happened, the parties inverted, the wings inverted, the left became avowed enemies of free speech, and it was really up to the right to defend the first- our First Amendment, the right to say what you think is true, not be a slave. Because, by the way, if you can’t say what you think is true, you’re not, you’re not a citizen, you’re not a human being, you’re a slave.”

Carlson and Shapiro have engaged in a verbal dispute spanning several months due to their divergent perspectives on the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Shapiro’s zealous and uncritical support for Israel, according to the Carlson, indicates that he doesn’t care about the United States.

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