“I never would’ve imagined he would write something that nasty about an enemy or even an old friend”
Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard has become one of the loudest voices of the Never-Trump right. As a result, he has taken to attacking fellow conservatives he perceives as being too Trump-friendly.
Two nights ago, Tucker Carlson – who used to work for Kristol – did a segment about the removal of Confederate statues. Kristol took to Twitter and smeared Carlson by suggesting he was rationalizing slavery:
They started by rationalizing Trump. They ended by rationalizing slavery. https://t.co/1BYhLF9YQY
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 16, 2017
Last night, Tucker responded. Via the FOX News Insider:
‘Like a Slot Machine Junkie’: Tucker Rips Bill Kristol For Saying He ‘Rationalized Slavery’
Tucker Carlson fired back at former Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, who appeared to accuse the host of “rationalizing slavery” in his monologue the previous night.
Carlson recounted how he said the outrage against Confederate monuments is not all about slavery, but also about “discrediting the Founders” and their “beliefs enshrined in law.”
That way, Carlson said, the left can dismiss First and Second Amendment Rights as the product of slaveholders.
Kristol tweeted that Carlson “started by rationalizing Trump, then ended by rationalizing slavery.”
Carlson called the accusation “outrageous” and said Kristol later libeled him in a tweet about anti-Semitism.
“Next Luther, Voltaire and Marx were anti-Jewish, so why is it a big deal that the marchers were chanting ‘Jews will not replace us’,” Kristol tweeted.
Carlson said he worked for and admired Kristol for several years as a thoughtful, educated man-about-Washington.
“I never would’ve imagined he would write something that nasty about an enemy or even an old friend,” he said.
Here’s the video:
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