What Tucker Carlson said in a 12-minute opening monologue to Trump-Endorsed Kari Lake before the 2022 Midterm Elections.
At the time, Tucker announced that Lake was going to win her election.
He then added, “If the election is fair.”
Those five words Tucker said after predicting a win for Kari Lake most probably angered the network.
Carlson went on to show clips of the media losing it over Kari Lake, calling her an “extreme anti-vaxxer,” “conspiracy theorist,” and an “election denier.”
“And it’s not just aging lifestyle liberals on Xanax who have shows on MSNBC who are saying things like this. No. It’s Republicans, too, members of the GOP establishment in both Arizona and in Washington,” Carlson said.
“That would include, amazingly, former Arizona governor Jan Brewer, who they told you was a conservative. But then, of course, they told you Liz Cheney was a conservative to be happy with her. She’s on your side,” Tucker said while laughing hysterically. He continued.
“Not surprisingly, Liz Cheney has come to the same conclusion about Kari Lake,” Tucker said.
“Kari Lake is not afraid to improve the lives of people in Arizona by pushing back against the vaccine lunacy,” Tucker added.
In the following monologue, Carlson declares Kari Lake will win “if the election is fair” twice before slamming Katie Hobbs for her incompetence as Secretary of State.
Lake appears to have been aware that Fox News had “become the establishment, Tucker noted.
Speaking with Newsmax’s Eric Bolling, and said, “It’s very obvious right now that Fox News has become the establishment GOP, which is really the Uniparty Republicans.”
Lake added, “They can’t afford to have a Tucker Carlson speaking out over the next year and a half because it will ruin their push toward globalism.”
Watch the explosive segment from 2022 below:
Tucker: “Kari Lake is extreme,” screams the people who support open borders and late-term sex selective abortions, and the castration of children. “She’s extreme, unlike us. She’s hurting democracy,” they yell as they promote censorship and voter fraud. “She’s a threat to our society!” And it’s not just aging lifestyle liberals on Xanax who have shows on MSNBC who are saying things like this. No. It’s Republicans, too, members of the GOP establishment in both Arizona and in Washington. That would include, amazingly, former Arizona governor Jan Brewer, who they told you was a conservative. But then, of course, they told you Liz Cheney was a conservative to be happy with her. She’s on your side. Not surprisingly, Liz Cheney. has come to the same conclusion about Kari Lake: “I’m gonna do everything I can to make sure that Kari Lake isn’t elected the governor of Arizona, a state I don’t live in,” she says before an audience of people in Texas who won’t be governed by Kari Lake either. And they applaud? “Yes, gotta stop Kari Lake. She’s a fascist. She’s dangerous. She’ll destroy our society.” Why? Because she’s telling the truth about the media with authority because she knows. So that’s the flavor of the media coverage Kaei Lake has received. In fact, over the past year, there’s not been a single objective or anything approaching an objective news story about Kari Lake in all of legacy media. Every single story has been a partisan attack because they know she’s telling the truth. But here’s the amazing thing, and the heartening thing, is it tells you about the waning power of the media. Kari Lake thrived anyway. She’s now leading the race in Arizona. If the election is fair, she will win.
Tucker: So how did she do that? Few people can do that. How’d Kari Lake do that? Well, she knows what she believes. She’s not reciting her positions from a teleprompter like Joe Biden or John Fetterman. She’s not brain-damaged. She has real beliefs. But more than anything, Kari Lake is not afraid of the media. She’s not on a leash like everyone else. She knows who they are, and she’s willing to say so. She doesn’t care. What the New York Times thinks. Because she knows the New York Times is because she lived in that world.
Tucker: Imagine what she would be like on a debate stage. How would you like to face off against her? Well, Katie Hobbs doesn’t want to. She’s running against Katie Hobbs. Katie Hobbs is the Secretary of State of Arizona, and she’s refused to debate Kari Lake. “Oh, she’s an election denier.” Right. Okay. So how does Katie Hobbs plan to win? Well, this week, Hobbs, who is, again, the Secretary of State of Arizona, in charge of elections, announced that 1000s of voters mistakenly received a ballot that had only federal races on it. Now, there’s no proof this was deliberate, but it kind of undercuts the whole “election denier” attack when you send out 1000s of faulty ballots a few weeks before the election. So as we said, assuming that all votes are counted, and we should never take that on faith, we should never take that on faith. If this is a democracy, we have an absolute right to have it proven to us that the election was fair. If it is fair, Kari Lake’s gonna win. She’s leading in pretty much every poll. So, you kind of have to wonder if there’s a person running for governor of Arizona with every person against her with institutional power, and she’s going to win anyway; then maybe she’s doing something other Republicans should learn about. And so we have invited, and we’re grateful that she accepted, Kari Lake on the show tonight to pass on a little advice to other candidates.
Tucker: What advice would you give to other candidates?
Lake: Oh, my gosh, fight back. I mean, you know, here’s the beautiful thing, Tucker. People really aren’t watching a lot of these news channels. And I know it because I used to be privy to some of the ratings of the local news. And so they show up, and 90% of them are liberal leftists, and probably of that 90%, 89%, well, maybe 100% of them aren’t that smart, and they think they’re so powerful. And I just decided to start bringing a camera and a microphone and turning the camera on them. You know, here’s how it goes: They throw you a question. It’s loaded with a whole bunch of garbage. There’s obviously an agenda in their question and a soliloquy, and then they get you to answer it, but they cut their part out so they don’t look like a fool. Well, we decided to start putting their part right out on the internet and showing people what the media is up to. And they’ve been lying and doing hit pieces about me. I’ve been on the campaign trail for 506 days, but who’s counting? And they’ve been lying almost the entire time. But the people just aren’t buying it anymore. I mean, they’re tuning into people like you; you’ve got the ratings. The CNNs of the world don’t have the ratings anymore, and they’re losing their power. And if they’re lying about me every single night, imagine what else they’re lying about when it comes to happenings in the world. It’s really sad and sick.