Tucker Carlson Calls Trump a ‘Full-Blown BS Artist’ as He Defends the President’s Lies

Tucker Carlson Calls Trump a ‘Full-Blown BS Artist’ as He Defends the President’s Lies

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson defended President Donald Trump on Wednesday night by admitting he’s a liar. Carlson completely accepted that the President lies frequently and he even referred to one of Trump’s first lies: that his inauguration crowd was the largest in history.

“We’re not going to lie to you: that was untrue,” Carlson said. ““The crowd at the 2017 inauguration was not the largest ever measured on the national mall. Sorry. It wasn’t.”

Carlson went on to talk about Trump’s lies in a segment where he was actually defending them.

Trump lies ‘because that’s who he is’, Carlson said.

“Donald Trump is a salesman: A talker, a boaster, a compulsive self-promoter. At times, he’s a full-blown BS artist.”

But Carlson then turned this fact on its head, attacking the media for disliking Trump not because of lies, but because he tells the truth.

“Is lying really the reason the left despises Donald Trump?” Carlson said. “Or could the real problem be, as is so often the case, the exact opposite of what they claim it is? Think back over the last four years. When have the CNN anchors been the angriest? Was it when Trump told some whopper, or exaggerated his own accomplishments? Nope.”

“They’re used to that kind of lying. Everyone who spends time around politicians is. What infuriates official Washington is not when Trump lies, but when he tells the truth. Truth is the real threat to their power.”

Carlson used the rest of the segment to praise Trump and attack those criticizing him.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.