Tucker Carlson: Black Lives Matter “is a totalitarian political movement and someone needs to save the country from it”

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Citation From the June 22, 2020, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST):  On Friday, Vince Coglianese of The Daily Caller interviewed Donald Trump in the White House. Coglianese asked the president why he hasn't sent federal troops to stop the chaos in cities like Seattle. Here's how the president answered: "Right now, I think it's great sitting back and watching this catastrophe." We understand the point he was making. These are liberal cities and they're destroying themselves. Their policies don't work, this is what you get when you vote for liberals. But it's still the wrong answer. 

A president is responsible for all Americans, no matter where they live, for the country itself. Imagine if you had a bitter argument with one of your children. The kid runs out of the house and then goes completely off the deep end and becomes a heroin addict living on the street. But you don't look for him. You don't try and save him. Instead, you brag that his drug addiction is proof you were right all along. Right now I think it's great sitting back and watching back this catastrophe. You wouldn't say that, no good parent would say that. No president should say it either. We need help and we need it right now. These are not protests. This is a totalitarian political movement and someone needs to save the country from it.