Tucker Carlson cautioned earlier this week that he believes the United States is “on the verge of collapse” in reference to social division, foreign policy and immigration policies, and government expenditures.
Tuesday, while addressing an audience at the Daily Caller News Foundation Gala, Tucker Carlson expressed some foreboding sentiments.
Early in 2016, when then-candidate Donald Trump prompted demands for the government to act in the people’s best interests, he stated that he anticipated elected officials to temporarily clear out.
“The opposite happened. It’s crazy,” he said.
Carlson stated that the fundamental failure of the nation to maintain a standard of living, the high cost of living, and the inability of younger Americans to start families should motivate politicians to alter their course.
They are not, he claimed.
You can say you care about America, but if you’re sending $100 billion to foreign countries right now, you’re lying. pic.twitter.com/jFmBlAW3qG
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 25, 2023
“If something really dramatic in your country happens — like young people can’t, I don’t know, get married, you know, or buy houses, or have any hope for a future that approaches, you know, the middle-class upbringing they had — then you’ve got a huge problem, and someone should be responding to that,” he argued.
“If your economy is, like, on the brink of collapse, you know, if your country is literally bankrupt, I hope someone would say that,” he added.
Carlson reflected on his childhood and stated that although he was “fundamentally” a wealthy child, he recognizes that others are unable to afford sustenance.
Then, he criticized the federal government for concentrating on the persecution of its political adversaries instead of collaborating to resolve America’s most pressing social and fiscal problems.
“Let’s start with pretending you care,” Carlson said. “But you know what doesn’t work? Saying we’re going to spend $100 billion in other countries.”
“I don’t care how virtuous the case those countries make is, and I don’t care how much I personally may agree or disagree with what those countries are doing,” he continued.
“That is immaterial. The job, the moral duty of the people running a country is to look out for the people in that country, period. That’s always true.”
“When every person — 350 million Americans — everyone, regardless of political affiliation, can feel that something bad’s coming. Everybody knows that,” Carlson stated.
“I mean, if you’ve been to church once in the last year, have you thought about the end times recently? Yes, you have. Because you can feel that abrupt change is coming and that’s very disconcerting,” he added.
Carlson stated that although Americans are concerned about the future, there is no effort to unite or reassure them in a unifying manner.
Furthermore, the nation is presently under the leadership of individuals who lack integrity and expertise, according to him, and the issue is bipartisan.