Tucker: Our leaders dither as our cities burn (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
When the mobs, came, they abandoned, us, good evening and welcome to tucker carlson, tonight the nation went up in flames this weekend. No one in charge stood up to save, america, our leaders, dithered. They cowered. They openly, sided with the destroyers. In many cases they egged them on. Later they will deny doing any of this they are denying it now. But you know the truth because you saw it happen. This is how nations collapse, when no one in authority, keeps order and when someone in our professional, class encourage, violence. American, citizens, are forced to defend themselves they have no choice. No one else is going to defend them they know that now, it's possible, that more people will be hurt in coming days that would be a tragedy. But in an environment, like this more violence could very well lead to a cascade. Of new tragedies. To something far bigger and more destructive, than anything we have seen so far, so this isn't over, it might simply be the beginning we pray it isn't. It's hard to think clearly, about anything that's going on right now the chaos, the destruction, the relentless. Lying, from above it's all too much. Americans, are bewildered. And they are afraid, but most of all they are filled with rage. Angrier than they have ever been. The worst people in our society, have taken control. They did nothing, to build this country. Now they are tearing it down they are rushing us toward mass suicide. So how do we respond. We must protect, ourselves, and our families once again we have no choice but to do that, but we cannot, allow ourselves, to become, like they are, we are not animals, we are americans. In the face of such indecency. We must resolve, to be decent. We believe this country has a future, we intend for our children to live and thrive, here, that is what we are defending. All our leaders do, is set us against each other, they stage a never-ending. National, cock fight for their profit and amusement. But we're not going to play along we will love our neighbors, relentlessly. In spite of all of it not because they look like us or share our political, views, but we love them because they are human beings and they are americans. Those are the bonds that tie us together the bonds our leaders seek to destroy, we can't let them. We should start by being unsparingly. Honest about what is happening, right now truth, is our defense and it's our country's last hope. We plan to use tonight's hour to create a record, of this moment, right now, to show you what's really going on in your country we feel an obligation. To do that, before the facts are spun into propaganda, by the liars. Or the images are pulled off the internet forever, as many of them inevitably, will be. We're going to begin tonight with where my family lives and has lived for 35, years in the northwest, quadrant, of washington, dc. This is called mac market, it's on macarthur, boulevard, which is named after general macarthur, during the war it's our neighborhood, store. It's walking distance from my house. People meet there every morning for coffee, kids come after school for candy, it's as close to a community, gathering spot as we have. The market is run by the kim family, the kims are immigrants, from korea they are revered, in our neighborhood, for their decency, and their hard work, when they lost their son several years ago the neighbors, grieved for them. The kims are not political, they've never hurt, anyone. They only make things better.
But Last night the mob came for their store. At 1 am this morning mr kim was kneeling alone on the sidewalk, trying to salvage what he has spent his life building. Scenes like this played out in hundreds, of neighborhoods, across this country maybe yours. Here are a few. In columbia south carolina, a man called the police when things began to fall apart riders, saw him call, they surrounded, that man and they beat him. Onlookers, laughed as he was pummeled. Oh yeah i know. Everybody. In rochester, new york a group of eight men smashed the windows, of a jewelry store a couple who lived above the shop emerged, to confront, them, both of them were viciously, beaten with a ladder and a two by. Four. In dallas, a man armed with what appeared to be a sword did his best to defend a business from looters. The mob bashed him in the head with a rock and a. Skateboard. It's hard to watch, in san jose, rioters with crowbars, stormed the highway, and attacked, vehicles trying to pull drivers, from their. Cars. Oh. In birmingham, alabama, a local reporter, called stephen, quinn was beaten, and then he was robbed on live television, as he tried to cover the looting. That is, the horrible. We're wanting to make sure that stephen, is all right. In portland oregon a man was beaten apparently for daring to carry, an american, flag, in public he never released the flag, by the way done with people like you're having an. Opinion. How many of these people died. How many were murdered, by the rioters. We don't know yet at the least some are likely disabled, for life. They were beaten that badly. And then there was the mass stealing, it seemed to be everywhere. Over the weekend. In buckhead and upscale part of atlanta riders stole a tesla, from a dealership, and drove it through an indoor, mall, just to underscore, how completely out of control things work. In portland oregon, mobs looted louis vuitton, apple and chase bank among many others, they often set fires as they. Left. Oh. In chicago, protesters. Fought systemic, racism, by running through a nike store stealing. Shoes. And in washington. D.c. A federal, city surrounded. By military, bases, and protected, at all times by the single highest concentration. Of law enforcement. In the world. Criminal, criminals, operated with apparent impunity, in the streets. They looted georgetown, last night they smashed the windows in federal buildings. They desecrated, virtually, every war memorial, in the city a week after memorial, day, and then as you likely know last night they set fire to st john's episcopal, church, a 200 year old building that has welcomed, every american, president since james madison, it's right across the street from the white house. For people stuck inside. Anywhere. During this insanity, the sick, the elderly, the powerless. The experience, was terrifying. Listen to this woman from minneapolis. How was last night. Scary. They went, straight, to office. Max, the dollar, store, and every store, over here that i go to. I have nowhere, to go now. I have no way to get there because the buses, aren't, running. So that's what's happening, in america, right now we didn't play all of the tape we have there's a lot of it, some of the tape is too shocking, and honestly it's too incendiary. We understand that television. Is an emotional, medium. And we don't want to make things worse we're not going to but you get the point, the point is this is a national emergency, it's a profound. National, emergency. But you would never know that from listening to our elected leaders, almost, all of them pretend this is not really happening or if it is happening, it's just part of america's, long tradition, of vigorous, political discourse. Politicians, on both sides tell us that this is all about the death of a man in police custody in minneapolis, last week, the people burning down our country are, protesters. They're engaged in a legitimate. Protest. Okay, what exactly, are those protesters, demands. What are they asking, for. If congress, agreed, tonight to enact their program. What would the program, be. Not a single person even hints at the answer because there is not an answer.
No One is bothered to poll the guys beating up old ladies on the street or looting gucci, but you've got to wonder how many of them have ever even heard of george floyd. And if they have heard of him. What difference, would it make. Violence, and looting are not forms, of political, expression. If you were killed tomorrow, how many buildings would you want burned to the ground in your memory. How many old women smashed, in the face on the street in your name. None we hope because you're not a vicious, psychopath, like the people you've just watched. In fact what we're watching, is not a political protest, it's the opposite, of a political protest. It is an attack, on the idea, of politics. The rioters, you have seen are trying to topple our political system. That system is how we resolve, our differences, without using violence. But these people want a new system one that is governed by force. Do what we say or we will hurt you. You know this, you can see it for yourself on television, you have. But our leaders. Continue, to lie, they tell us that's not true this isn't happening. It's just a protest. Some democrats, have openly embraced what is happening really they don't have much of a choice. These are their voters, cleaning out the rolex, store. These riots effectively, are the largest joe biden for president rally on record. In gratitude, for that more than a dozen joe biden for president campaign, staffers. Donated, money to the rioters, in minneapolis. And then they bragged about it on twitter. No democratic, leader can directly, criticize, what is happening right now and in fact some have joined in. Over the weekend the democratic, party of fairfax, virginia, which is an important. Democratic. Organization. Released the following statement on twitter we're quoting it, riots, are an integral, part of this country's, march towards, progress. Progress. Burning buildings. Tear gas. Dead bodies, the screaming, injured, criminal, anarchy. To the democratic, party of fairfax, that is called progress. Celebrity, after celebrity, has weighed in to agree on social media. From his fortified, compound, basketball, star lebron james has used his accounts to encourage more rioting. Bernie sanders surrogate sean king has done the same, so is black lives matter leader deroy mckesson, colin kaepernick, openly, calls for violence here's a quote. The cries for peace will rain down and when they do they will land on deaf ears, he says approvingly. Imagine, shouting, fire in a crowded, theater, a theater with, 325. Million, people in it called our country. That's what they've been doing and have been doing for days. When the violence began what we needed more than anything, was clarity. In the middle of this it's hard to see. When the tear gas starts. Someone, in america, needed to tell the truth, to the country. Instead, almost all of our so-called, conservative. Leaders, joined the left's, chorus, as if on cue. On friday as american cities were being destroyed, by mobs the vice president of the united states refused to say anything, specific. About the riots we were watching on television. Instead, mike pence scolded, america for its racism. Carly fiorina. Once a leading republican, presidential, candidate tweeted that and were quoting. It's white america, that now must see the truth, speak the truth and act on the truth. Meanwhile, k cole james who is the president, of the heritage foundation. That's the largest, conservative, think tank in the country. You may have sent them money. Hopefully for the last time. K cole james wrote a long screen denouncing, america, as an irredeemably. Racist, nation, quote. How many times will protests. Have to occur. Got that. Have to, occur, like the rest of us, caused this by our sinfulness. The message from our leaders on the right as on the left, was unambiguous. Don't complain. You deserve, what's happening to you. No one jumped in more forcefully, or seemed angrier, at america. Than former south carolina governor nikki haley. Tonight i turned on the news and i am heartbroken, haley wrote, it's important to understand that the death of george floyd was personal, and painful, for many. In order to heal, it needs to be personal, and painful. For everyone. But wait a second you may be wondering, how am i quote, personally, responsible. For the behavior of a minneapolis. Police officer i've never even been to minneapolis. You may think to yourself, and why is some politician, telling me i'm required, to be upset about it. Those are all good questions. Nikki haley did not answer those questions explaining is not her strong suit that would require, thinking. What nikki hilly does best is moral blackmail. During the 2016. Campaign, she compared donald trump to the racist, mass murderer, dylan roof. How is donald trump similar to a serial killer, nikki haley never explained that she wasn't trying to, educate, anyone.
Her Only goal was political, advantage, nikki haley is exceptionally, good at getting what she wants she's happy, to denounce, you as a racist, in order to get it she just did. In this case nikki haley's wish came true the riots were indeed quote, personal, and painful, for everyone. And then the pain kept increasing, two days after she wrote that dozens, of american cities had been thoroughly trashed some destroyed. A country already on the brink of recession, suddenly faced economic, collapse. An already fearful, population. Locked down for months, had been thoroughly, and completely, terrorized. Mission accomplished, let's hope nikki haley is pleased we've now atoned. How did the trump administration, respond, to the horrors, going on around us, well yesterday, morning the country's national security adviser robert o'brien did a live interview from the white house lawn, here's how it began. First thing i want to say on behalf of the president he said this the family. But our our hearts, and uh, and prayers are going out to the floyd family. We mourn with them and we grieve with them and, and what happened there was horrific, and i can't even imagine, what that poor family is going through as this video is played over and over again, that should have never happened in america, and it's a it's a tragic thing the president said that from the start. And uh and we're with the family and, and as the president said we're with the peaceful, protesters. We're with the peaceful. Protesters. O'brien, announced, can you be more specific, about that who are you talking about exactly. Is it the people spitting, foam as they scream, f the police. Is it the one standing next to the arsonist, doing nothing as they set fire to buildings. Is it the kids laughing as they film the looting, and the beatings, on their iphones. Maybe it's the famous famous people in la who are raising money online to support the rioters. They're all just peaceful protesters. Yeah we support that, it's who we are. What about the president, where was he during all of this, well on friday night after the show leland vitter and a cameraman, headed to lafayette, square in washington, to cover what was happening outside the white house, here's what happened. Next. Fox news reporter is getting chased out. By this by the george floyd protesters, here. In front of. At lafayette, park, look there's water being thrown on the reporter. Here hey look, this protester, just took his mic. They just threw the mic at the reporter here as you see guys. Things are spiraling, here quick. At the protest. That was in lafayette, square in the center of our capital, city.
And The tape raised a troubling question, if you can't keep a fox news correspondent, from getting attacked directly across the street from your house, how can you protect my family. How are you going to protect the country how hard are you trying. On twitter the next morning the president reassured, america that he and his family were just fine, the federally funded bodyguards, had kept them safe, he did not mention, protecting, the rest of the nation much of which was that on fire, he seemed to wear only of himself. For people who like donald trump who voted for donald trump who support his policies. Who have defended, him for years, and years, against the most absurd, kinds of slander. This was a distressing, moment. The first requirement, of leadership, is that you watch over the people, in your care. That's what soldiers, want from their officers, it's what families, need, from their fathers. It's what voters, demand. From their presidents. People will put up with almost, anything. If you do that you can regularly say embarrassing, things on television. You can hire omarosa, to work at the white house. All of that will be forgiven. If you protect, your people. But if you do not protect them or, worse than that if you seem like you can't be bothered to protect them. Then you're done, it's over. People will not forgive. Weakness, that's the one thing by the way that is not a partisan, point, it is human nature. Nero, is the only roman emperor, whose name most people still remember. Why. Because he abandoned, his nation in a time of crisis, and two thousand years later we still don't forgive him. Donald trump's response, to these riots which is ongoing. Is the singular, test of his presidency. About an hour ago the president announced that he's going to marshal, all available, forces military, and civilian. To stop these riots. If a city or state refuses. To take the actions, that are necessary. To defend, the life and property. Of their residents. Then i will deploy, the united, states, military. And quickly, solve, the problem. For them. Good for him. Immediately, after that address, the president, walked over to st john's, which as we just told you was burning, fewer than 24, hours ago and that provided, a powerful, symbolic, gesture was a declaration. That this country. Our national, symbols, are oldest, institutions. Will not be desecrated. And defeated, by nihilistic. Destruction. We fervently, hope, this all works. What americans, want most right now is an end to this chaos they want their cities to be saved they want this to stop. Immediately. If the commander-in-chief. Cannot stop it he will lose in november. The left will blame, him for the atrocities. They encouraged, and some voters will agree, donald trump is the president. Presidents, save, countries. That's their job, that's why we hire them, it's that simple. Some key advisors, around the president, don't seem to understand, this or the gravity, of the moment, no matter what happens they'll tell you our voters aren't going anywhere, the trailer parks are rock solid. What choice do they have, they've got to vote for us. Jared kushner for one has made that point out loud. No one has more contempt, for donald trump's voters than jared kushner does, and no one expresses, it more frequently. In 2016. Donald trump ran as a law and order candidate because he meant it and his views remain fundamentally. Unchanged, today. But the president's, famously, sharp instincts, the ones that won him the presidency. Almost four years ago, have been since subverted, at every level by jared kushner, this is true on immigration. On foreign policy, and especially. On law enforcement. As crime in this country continues, to rise jared kushner has led a highly aggressive, effort, to let more criminals, out of prison and back on to the streets. This is reckless. At this moment in time it's insane, it continues, to happen. The president, seems to sense this. At times he seems aware he's being led in the wrong direction he often derides, kushner as a liberal and that's correct kushner, is, but kushner has convinced the president that throwing open the prisons, is the key to winning african-american. Votes in the fall, and that those votes are essential, to his re-election.
Several Times over the past few days the president has signaled that he would very much like to crack down on rioters, that is his instinct. If you've watched him you believe it. But every time he has been talked out of it by jared kushner, and by aids that kushner, is hired and controls. Kushner's assumption, apparently, is that african-american. Voters like looting. That is wrong. Normal americans, of all colors. Hate looting. Obviously. Why wouldn't they hate looting. They're decent, people. So what are the lessons, of all that we have seen and we've seen so much over the past five days, america is going to change because of this that is certain what can we learn from it, what should we demand, going forward. The first thing to know is that we can no longer, accept, race-baiting. From our leaders. Never. That has become so common now that we barely notice it but it is dividing, and destroying, this country we should make them stop. Yesterday for example mayor jenny durkin of seattle, tweeted this and we're quoting. I want to acknowledge, that much of the violence and destruction, both here in seattle and across the country, has been instigated, and perpetrated, by white men. Quote. Is that factually. True. Who knows. Who cares. The skin color of criminals, is totally, irrelevant, to how we prosecute, them for the crimes they commit, it must be, irrelevant. Otherwise. We are committing, the bigotry, we claim to abhor. Yet everywhere. On television, and social media, prominent, people are now talking, exactly like this. Not just a few crackpots. Thousands. Of people. Well-known, people. They are amplifying. Race hatred, at exactly, the moment that we need at least, at the moment when it's the most, dangerous. This is art acevedo. Acevedo, is the police chief of houston houston is the fourth biggest city in this country. Acevedo's. Job his sworn, duty is to enforce, the law, fairly, and evenly. Regardless. Of the ethnicity, of the suspect. Watch this and tell us if you think he's capable, of doing that do you think he's even interested. Here's art acevedo, from over the weekend. My people. For as an immigrant, were rapists, we know what. We built this. Country. So if you've got hate in your heart for people of color, get over it. Because this city is a minority, majority, city. My, people. If a police, chief of any, color, any color said that we would attack him instantly. And we would mean it it is wrong. When you run a law enforcement, agency, you don't get to consider, quote, my, people. Much less claim, your, people deserve some kind of special, consideration. Because they quote built this country.
No. Your obligation. Is not to consider, your people. But all people, and consider, them equally. Period. Art acevedo, is not even trying to do that. Imagine, being arrested, by this creep. Think you'd get a fair shake. There's almost nothing that hurts america, more than this if you're worried about the rise of extremism. Here, and honestly, you should be worried. This kind of insanity. Is absolutely, certain to cause it. And let's be clear when we say extremism. We're not talking about, unconventional. Views that get you bounced off twitter. Or scolded, by the corporate hr department. We mean actual, extremism. Where people espouse, violence, against, other people. Where large groups come to believe their racial identity, is the most important, thing, about them. Now at this moment no matter what they're telling you no matter what they claim for political advantage, there's not a huge amount of that in this country thank god. Most people still think of themselves, as americans, and want to. But if the left keeps talking like this, there definitely, will be and very soon. And you don't want to live here when that happens, we should demand they stop, immediately. Enforcing. The law is not white supremacy. Insisting, that everyone, in the country follows the same rules, is not racism. In fact it's the answer, to racism. It is equality. Equality. Under the law, it is the one thing we must defend, and if we don't it's over. Things fall apart. Weakness, invites, aggression, that is true in nature, and it's every bit is true in human society. Our leaders, are weak. Predators. Know it, that's why this is happening. If you let people spray paint obscenities, on city hall pretty soon they are overturning, cop cars. If you put up with that, they'll come right to the front door of the police precinct, and they will burn it down. Next thing you know they are beating people to death in shopping malls. And then what. What happens the next time the mob, doesn't like something. What will the mob demand, next. Let's hope we never find out because we are close.