Screenshot taken from video on Tucker Carlson's Twitter account
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Tucker Carlson released another episode of his new show on Tuesday, claiming that the Washington establishment opposes former President Donald Trump because of his anti-war views.
Carlson dropped the third episode of his show on the same day that Trump pleaded not guilty to federal charges that have been brought against him.
The popular media personality claimed that comments Trump made during a 2016 Republican primary debate marked the exact point at which "permanent Washington" determined to throw Trump in prison. Carlson featured video footage of Trump saying the U.S. should never have been in Iraq, that America had "destabilized the Middle East," that the claims made about weapons of mass destruction had been a lie, "and they knew there were none."
Carlson said that Trump's statements regarding weapons of mass destruction being a lie "sealed his fate."
Carlson said that Mike Pence, Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo, and Sen. Lindsey Graham had described Trump as a "visionary genius up until the moment he lost power." Carlson said "then they unsheathed their real agenda — as always the neocon war agenda. And they piled on with maximum force."
Trump, who is running for president again during the 2024 cycle, holds a decisive lead over the rest of the GOP presidential primary field.
Carlson, who claimed that President Joe Biden is "using law enforcement to lock up his chief rival," contended that the prosecution of Trump is "ideological" as well as "political."
He said that Trump is the one individual with a chance at winning the presidency "who dissents from Washington's longstanding pointless war agenda. And for that, that one fact, they're trying to take Trump out before you can vote for him."
The tweet containing Carlson's new video has amassed more than 6 million views so far.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.